Christina Gerrish Nelson

Christina Gerrish Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Seattle, WA

CGN PLLC | Law Office
 | 1455 NW Leary Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-652-3410
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (60%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Christina knows that preparation, a thoughtful approach, and tenacity are key elements to a successful mediation. As a mediator, Christina adeptly incorporates this groundwork to assist parties in finding open avenues to resolution and settlement.  She is passionate about ADR and the value it brings to a case, and welcomes the opportunity to work with you in your next mediation.

As legal counsel, Christina has represented businesses and individuals in all aspects of construction and commercial claims and litigation. Christina is not only a skilled courtroom litigator, but has significant experience in different types of litigation, including arbitration, administrative hearings, and Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals proceedings. Christina has also argued appeals in both the Washington State Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Starting in 2006, in conjunction with her litigation practice, Christina began both academic studies and skill training in ADR at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Christina is now a candidate to receive a LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution after a few final practicum requirements.  She enjoys her ongoing scholarly pursuits and education in ADR, always updating and applying the valuable skills she gains to her growing mediation and ADR practice.

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About Christina Nelson

Admitted: 1999, Washington

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Honors and Awards:

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Award (2012, 2013), Washington State Bar Association
  • Higginbotham Fellows Program (2014), American Arbitration Association

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Candidate for LL.M., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation 
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member, Women in Dispute Resolution
  • Admitted, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Member, ABA Construction Industry Section 
  • Member, KCBA ADR Section
  • Member, WSBA ADR Section
  • Member, ABA Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, WSBA Construction Section 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, President (2010, 2011, 2013), Northwest Justice Project
  • Board of Directors (2005 - 2013), Northwest Justice Project
  • Board of Directors (2009 - Present), Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
  • Campaign for Equal Justice Volunteer (2013 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, President (2014), Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Industry Groups

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Office Location for Christina Gerrish Nelson

    1455 NW Leary Way
    Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98107


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