Arthur E. Ortiz

Lawyer & Mediator

Arthur E. Ortiz

I have been representing clients in State and Federal Court here in Washington since 1997.

In litigation, I find the best results occur when the client and lawyer work as a team. Clear and complete communication is necessary for a client to accurately understand their risks going to trial or the risks avoided accepting a settlement offer. I make sure that the client understands what is needed and expected at every step.

As a mediator, I deliver the best value when parties commit to adopting a good faith effort in resolving conflict. I help reasonable minds prevail. If parties in a dispute choose to address issues in good faith, a mediation, or series of mediation sessions, can resolve a dispute in a fraction of the cost it would take just to get to a trial.


Seattle University School of Law
J.D., Law

Texas A&M University
B.A., Economics


Law Office of Arthur E. Ortiz
February 1997-Present
Greater Seattle Area

Approved Mediator
Fairness in Foreclosure Act
July 2011-October 2015
Washington State Department of Commerce

Staff Case Manager
Dispute Resolution Center for King County
April 2008-November 2010
Greater Seattle Area



Washington State Bar Association

US District Court, Western District of Washington

US District Court, Eastern District of Washington

US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


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