I Am Your Arbitrator. Here Is What To Expect From Me … And What I Expect From You.

I Am Your Arbitrator. Here Is What To Expect From Me … And What I Expect From You. I have been a trial lawyer for almost 40 years.  Over the last 25 years, service as an arbitrator, special master and pro tem judge has become an increasingly important and significant part of my practice.  My […]

Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make In Arbitration And Tips on How to Avoid Them!

By Phil Cutler Cutler Nylander & Hayton PS 1191 Second Avenue Seattle, WA  98101 philcutler@cnhlaw.com 206-340-4600 Philip E. Cutler © 2011     For over 20 years I have presided over or participated as a panelist in hundreds of arbitrations.  Those experiences have shown me the good, the bad and the ugly.  Quite frankly, there […]

A Primer on Dispute Resolution Clauses in Business Agreements– Key Drafting Considerations

  © 2011, Philip E. Cutler      Cutler Nylander & Hayton, P.S.  1191 Second Avenue, Suite 1650  Seattle, WA 98101   Telephone:  (206) 340-4600  Facsimile:  (206) 340-4646 Email:  philcutler@cnhlaw.com Website:  www.cnhlaw.com     Phil Cutler is a principal in the Seattle law firm Cutler Nylander & Hayton, P.S., where his practice emphasizes trial and […]

Important Changes Made by Washington’s Newly-Enacted Uniform Arbitration Act

An edited version of the below article was published in the January 2007 issue of the King County Bar Bulletin. Below article © Phil Cutler and Tom Brewer (2006 and 2007); published article © King County Bar Association (2006 and 2007). In 2005 Washington joined a short but growing list of other states that have […]

Sample Pre-Hearing Order #1

USAGE NOTE: The below represents the general form and content of the order I normally enter in AAA-administered arbitrations – where I am the sole arbitrator – following the initial preliminary hearing with the parties/counsel. It should be read in conjunction with the agenda letter and agenda I send out prior to the initial preliminary […]