Professional Details

John (Jack) Soltys
Associate Mediator

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Seattle, WA
USA
2063007719

Description of Practice

After 42 years litigating some of the biggest (and smallest) cases in the State of Washington, I retired from the active practice of law on December 31, 2012, having developed expertise in the areas of personal injury, product liability, medical/healthcare and professional malpractice, employment law, and construction defect. Having litigated many hundreds of cases and having experience in the trial arena, I am keenly aware of the risks, uncertainties, and stress of trials for both parties, and as such am uniquely qualified to act as an impartial arbitrator or mediator with significant experience and understanding as to how to get cases settled between private litigants and the insurance industry. In addition to hands-on experience, I was trained at the Pepperdine University mediation program on how to produce a fair settlement for both plaintiffs and defendants, individual corporations, and insurance companies.

Professional Background

42 years of litigation experience in personal injury, product liability, medical/healthcare and professional malpractice, employment law, and construction defect.

Experience

Participated in hundreds of mediations as a party. Conducted dozens of mediations and arbitrations each year since 2014.

Degrees

1963 United States Coast Guard Academy - BS Mechanical Engineering 1970 Willamette University College of Law - JD 2010 Pepperdine University Star Mediation Course

Approach

Having litigated many hundreds of cases and having experience in the trial arena, I am keenly aware of the risks, uncertainties, and stress of trials for both parties, and as such am uniquely qualified to act as an impartial arbitrator or mediator with significant experience and understanding as to how to get cases settled between private litigants and the insurance industry. I recognize that litigation is too expensive for both plaintiffs and defendants. My goal is to make provide quality mediation at an affordable rate.

Fees

$300/hour (No administration fees, no charge for travel in Western Washington, cancellation at no cost with 24 hour notice)

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Construction
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Products Liability
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Sports
  • Transportation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

References available upon request.