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Christina Gerrish Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Seattle, WA

CGN PLLC | Law Office
1335 N Northlake Way, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-251-4943
Fax: 888-822-5040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2012
Licensed in Washington Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
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 Gerrish Nelson

First Admitted: 1999, Washington

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Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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


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

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Industry Groups

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Office Location for Christina Gerrish Nelson

1335 N Northlake Way
Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98103

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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