Kyle Johnson


600 University Street
Suite 2100
Seattle, Washington 98101


Business, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Employment, Family, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Same Sex Disputes, Workplace

“Settlement or mediation is greatly preferable to trial, and generally results in effective compromise. The only certainty in trial is high legal fees with no ability to negotiate a compromise.”


Sole and panel arbitrator/mediator of numerous closely-held corporation and partnership disputes, including business valuations, business dissolution, contract interpretations, and real estate and family law matters pertaining to division of property.  Additional mediator and arbitrator experience in professional malpractice and financial accounting disputes including those involving health care providers and partnership and corporate dissolution.


Extensive training through American Arbitration Association, as well as countless engagements as mediator and arbitrator within the scope of his legal career.

Training Includes:

-        AAA Webinar, ADR and Emerging Technologies, 2013

-        AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2006

-        ACE005 - Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2006

-        ACE002 - Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 2005

-        AAA Arbitrator Update 2001

-        AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, Seattle, 2001

-        AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Seattle, 2000

-        AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 1994

-        Various other ADR training


-        Marital Dissolution / Division of Assets

-        Child Custody and Support

-        Business and Commercial Dispute Resolution

-        Real Estate Dispute Resolution

-        Shareholder Dispute Resolution

-        Legal Malpractice

-        Accounting Malpractice

-        Employment and Workplace Disputes

-        Family Disputes including Trusts and Estates

"My perspective is that mediation is first and foremost a negotiation.  Each side has to negotiate for “mediation to succeed” and my role is to facilitate the process and provide legal and creative input and ideas along the way to assure a fair and lasting result."

-        Principal, Kyle Johnson Arbitration and Mediation, 2014 to present

-        Of Counsel, Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, 2010-2014

-        Principal, Johnson Law Group, 1999-2010

-        Firm Manager/Partner, Chism Jacobson & Johnson, 1992-1999

-        Partner, Stanislaw Ashbaugh Chism Jacobson & Riper, 1989-1992

-        Managing Partner, Lasher & Johnson, 1976-1989

-        Partner, Brown & Johnson, 1974-1976

-        Associate, Foster Pepper & Schefelman, 1971-1974

-        Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps, (retired)

-        Active duty, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1967-1971


-        Admitted to the Bar: Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1966

-        U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1971

     -      US Supreme Court 1971


-        Washington State Bar Association

-        Seattle-King County Bar Association


-        Lewis and Clark College; BA (1963)

-        University of Washington; JD (1966)

-        George Washington University; LLM, Taxation (1971)

600 University Street, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101

P: 206-604-3810
F: 206-903-9956
E: [email protected]