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Christopher J. Soelling, PLLC

Christopher L. Soelling, PLLC

Office Phone: 206.505.5810
Email: chris@soellinglaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employer Liability
  • Environmental
  • Extracontractual Obligations
  • Insurance (all lines)
  • Mediators
  • Medical/Professional Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Design and Liability
  • Property Claims
  • Securities Litigation
  • Wrongful Death/Large Loss
Christopher Soelling is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. He practiced 20 years as a construction, commercial, and real estate trial lawyer with Short, Cressman, & Burgess, PLLC where he represented suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors, developers, private owners, and public entities in contract drafting, claim preparation, claim negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. As an arbitrator, Chris has first hand experience both prosecuting and defending construction claims. Chris has also mediated hundreds of cases, from simple home remodeling disputes to multi-party claims involving bridges, water lines, condominiums, and office towers. Chris is a member of the construction and commercial arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association, chair of the SKBA ADR section, secretary of the WSBA Construction section, and is a frequent speaker on construction and dispute resolution topics. He can be reached at (206) 200-7706, or at chris@soellinglaw.com

Martindale Rating

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Cornell Law School, J.D. 1981, Cornell International Law Journal
  • University of Washington, B.S., 1977 cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Bar admission, State of Washington 1981;
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington;
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Group facilitator, ABA Annual ADR Meeting, 2006
  • Advanced arbitrator training, AAA, 2002,
  • Advanced construction mediation training, 1997;
  • Basic mediation training, 1992;
  • Trainer, observer, AAA mediation training, 1997;
  • Collaborative mediation training, ADR Options Consulting, 1996; Advanced arbitrator training, AAA, 1996;
  • Basic arbitrator training, AAA, 1991

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Former chair, ADR Section, King County Bar Association;
  • Former Secretary, Washington State Bar Association Construction Section; National Electrical Contractors Association (former member);
  • National Mason Contractors Association (former member);
  • American Arbitration Association, commercial and construction arbitration panels;
  • Frequent CLE speaker on ADR and construction topics locally and nationally, including the ethics of negotiating, use of arbitration in lien foreclosure claims, etc.
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