SPOTLIGHT ON ATTORNEY GENE BARTON

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Attorney Gene Barton, who is a shareholder with the firm, Karr Tuttle Campbell. Gene has been with the firm since September, 1996, and practices in the Litigation Department, with emphasis in commercial and securities litigation, toxic torts, appellate law, and insurance defense and coverage work. He has been counsel of record for the prevailing party in 11 cases before the Washington Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court, including seven published decisions. Little known fact: Prior to entering the University of Washington School of Law, Gene spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Oregon and New Mexico. Drawing from that experience, he currently serves as the editor of the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin.


Defending Non-Traditional Healthcare Providers

Non-traditional, or alternative, medicine most often encompasses chiropractic, acupuncture and naturopathy. In Washington, as in most states, each of these is defined by statute. Statutes also set out the scope of practice for each, in some cases specifically identifying treatments that are permitted or prohibited. The one thing that they have in common is not being authorized to dispense prescription medications. There are also published...


Health Care: Medical Negligence Mediation Dissected

Mediating health care disputes presents many challenges for the mediator.  Experienced, skilled mediators recognize that there are many galaxies within the universe of health care disputes.  For example, a medical negligence mediation presents different variables than a mediation involving alleged nursing home negligence or one involving a naturopath enmeshed in a coding dispute with an insurer.  So too do employment mediations that touch and concern health care possess emotional and other factors unique to themselves. Disputes between physicians in a medical practice are other controversies that touch and concern health care, including the privacy rights of patients.  However, this article first focuses upon some of the peculiarities and challenges of mediating medical negligence disputes.


Jean Y. Kang Joins Pacific ADR Consulting LLC

Jean Y. Kang has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member. Ms. Kang is an active trial lawyer with a diverse background, including criminal prosecution and both plaintiff and defense civil work.  Ms. Kang has litigated and participated in numerous arbitrations and mediations for various civil litigation matters as counsel for both Plaintiff and Defendant.  
 

Interview with Gregg Bertram

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Attorney Gregg Bertram, who is the founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, which is a company that specializes in mediation and arbitration. Although Pacific ADR’s headquarters are in Seattle, the company is now expanding into other areas of country. Gregg and his team of panelists are often able to help parties resolve legal conflicts without having to go to trial or arbitration. 


Pacific ADR Consulting | True Neutral

Gregg Bertram M.A., J.D., LL.M.is one of the most experienced and successful mediators in the U.S. He is the founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Pacific Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider.  In 2015, Gregg Bertram foundedPacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider.  Gregg and Pacific ADR's panelists mediate and/or arbitrate in every area of civil litigation and at the highest professional level. The company is known for the high quality of its panel members, who are well prepared and bring sharp focus, experience and authentic neutrality to every case.


Peter Corning To Receive "Book of the Year" Award

Peter Corning will receive the “book of the year” award for Synergistic Selection and an honorary doctorate for my 30 years of work and contributions to the systems sciences.


The Social Contract: Who Needs It?

Let’s begin with some political theory.  Aristotle, in his great treatise, the Politics, concluded that there are, basically, only two different kinds of governments in terms of the outcomes for a society -- those that serve the common good, or the public interest, and those that have been co-opted to serve the self-interests of the people who hold political power.