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Carolyn Cairns

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Seattle, WA

Carolyn Cairns Law PLLC
2210 32nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: 206-723-3500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1998 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Carolyn Cairns is an arbitrator, mediator and neutral investigator in various commercial aqnd employment matters.  For over 30 years, Carolyn practiced commercial and employment law, handling a wide range of matters including partner disputes, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, employment contracts, and non-competes.

Carolyn has mediated and arbitrated in a wide range of subject matters, including class actions.

She conducts mediations and arbitrations through the Washington Arbitration & Mediation Services (WAMS), [email protected]  She also conducts arbitrations through the American Arbitration Association (AAA), She may also be contacted for investigations at [email protected]  

She is on the commercial and employment panels of the AAA, the 39.1 panel for the U.S. District Court, W.D. Wa, a member of the ADR Roundtable and of the Association of Workplace Investigators.

About Carolyn Cairns

First Admitted: 1976, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Member, ADR Roundtable
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers


  • Peer-selected list of top attorneys in various practice areas., Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers are peer selected, constituting the top 5% of attorneys in particular practice areas in the state., Super Lawyers
  • Invitation only national organization of employment and labor lawyers., Member, College of Labor & Employment Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Civil Rights Screening Committee, U.S. District Court, W.D. Wa.
  • Board, The Endowment for Equal Justice. The Endowment raises funds to support civil legal services in the State of Washington.

Educational Background

  • J.D. DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, Ill, magna cum laude, 1976

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Carolyn Cairns

2210 32nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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