Larry Levy

Mediator

Expertise Areas:

  • Serious Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Employment
  • Professional Negligence
  • Government Tort Claims
  • School Claims
  • Mass Torts

WAMS Mediator Certification: 1986

Accomplishments: Upon graduation from the University of Washington School of Law, Larry Levy served in the Navy JAG as trial and defense counsel. Thereafter, he practiced primarily in injury and death cases for 25 years as a shareholder at the Davies Pearson law firm in Tacoma. He litigated on both the plaintiff and defense side conflicts in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, fire & property loss, product liability, maritime and toxic torts.

Mr. Levy has served as a neutral for many years in nearly 6,000 cases. In 1997, he left Davies Pearson to concentrate solely on mediation and has participated in a wide range of complex multi-party matters. His typical caseload includes employment, wrongful death, product liability, commercial transactions, estate, medical negligence, environmental damage, false arrest, sexual harassment and abuse, fire & property, maritime, and toxic tort claims. He has successfully resolved claims against public entities including schools, transit, local, county, state and federal government agencies, administrators, and employees.

Mr. Levy is a federal mediator under Rule 39.1, a volunteer facilitator for the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics program, and an occasional speaker at the Seattle University and University of Washington Schools of Law. He is frequently asked to be a presenter at annual Continuing Legal Education seminars on negotiation and mediation practice and has served as a judge for the Seattle University School of Law’s annual negotiation and client counseling competitions. He has been appointed to serve as a Discovery Special Master and Neutral Expert Witness in Superior Court proceedings.

Education: USA&M Advanced Mediator Training; Coast to Coast Mediation Training; WAMS Advanced Mediator Training; USA&M Mediator Training; Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Seminars; International Academy of Mediator Seminars; University of Washington, JD, 1968; University of Washington, BA, 1965.

Affiliations:  Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service; Washington State Bar Association, Mediation, ADR Section, Past Chair; Federal Bar Association; Washington State Association for Justice; The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Association for Conflict Resolution; Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators.

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