Carolyn Cairns

Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
Seattle, WA

Shareholder – Stokes Lawrence, P.S. Employment law practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants emphasizes wage and hour, equal employment opportunity, noncompetes, wrongful termination and related personal injury issues; commercial law practice emphasizes contract issues and partnership disputes. Approximately one third of Ms. Cairns’ practice is devoted to arbitration and mediation.

ADR Education and Training Experience: Faculty, AAA Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; Faculty, Federal Bar Association ADR training, 2010 and 2009; ADR Roundtable, 2007-present; NBI, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008; Federal Bar Association of the W.D. of Washington's 39.1 Training (local ADR rule), 2008; NBI, Mediation: A Valuable Tool for Litigators, 2007; King County Bar Association, Cross Cultural Issues in ADR, 2007; Washington Law School Foundation, WSBA Dispute Resolution Section, Washington Mediation Association, KCBA Dispute Resolution Section, 14th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, 2006; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006.

Wheaton College (BA, cum laude-1970); DePaul University (JD, magna cum laude-1976).




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