Kyle Johnson

Top rated Alternative Dispute Resolution attorney in Seattle, Washington

Kyle Johnson Arbitration & Mediation
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson Arbitration & Mediation

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Business & Corporate view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1966

Education: University of Washington School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2023
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Kyle Johnson Arbitration & Mediation

One Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 2600
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website


As a general business lawyer at A. Kyle Johnson Arbitration & Mediation, Mr. Johnson provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Seattle, Washington. He focuses his practice on matters involving business, estate planning, real estate, tax, large asset marital dissolution and alternative dispute resolution issues.

Prior to earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law in 1966, Mr. Johnson attended Lewis & Clark. From there, he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. He furthered his legal education with a Master of Laws in taxation from The George Washington University in 1971.

Mr. Johnson began his career as a lawyer in the United States Army, where he served in Korea and tried court-martial cases. He then went on to serve in the Pentagon for a period, as well as with several other law firms, gaining valuable experience in a broad range of business and civil litigation matters.

With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Johnson draws on his knowledge to help develop effective and creative strategies to resolve his clients' legal disputes. His dedication to high standards of legal ethics has helped Mr. Johnson to achieve the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He also has an 10 Avvo "Superb" rating.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Johnson is an active member of the legal community. His professional memberships include  , the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Johnson has shared his legal knowledge by teaching courses and lecturing on topics relating to his areas of focus, including serving as a continuing legal education speaker and panelist for real estate and family law.  He was also named to the Thomas Glover bankruptcy mediation panel   

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 30% Family Law
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Closely Held Business
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 1966, Washington

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Educational Background:
  • Successfully completed with honors every school attended
  • Lewis and Clark College, B.A., 1963
  • George Washington University, L.L.M., Taxation, 1971
Pro bono/Community Service:
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Golden Gate University Graduate Tax Program from 1976 to 1982 - Taught estate and tax planning
  • Bar Review Associates from 1976 to 1990 - Taught Partnerships, Family Law and Agency
  • CLE Panelist and Speaker - Real Estate and Family Law
  • AAA Webinar, ADR and Emerging Technologies, 2013
  • AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2006
  • ACE005 - Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 01/06
  • ACE002 - Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 03/05
  • AAA Arbitrator Update 2001
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, Seattle, 4/01
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Seattle, 2/00
  • AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, 8/94
  • Various other ADR training
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to the Bar: Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1966
  • Selected as Arbitrator. NAM, 2022
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of US   One of a select few
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association 
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association
  • Firm Manager/Partner, Chism Jacobson & Johnson, 1992 - 1999
  • Partner, Brown & Johnson, 1974 - 1976
  • Active duty, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1967 - 1971
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Principal, Johnson Law Group, 1999 - 2010
  • Managing Partner, Lasher & Johnson, 1976 - 1989
  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps, (retired)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1971
  • American Bar Association
  • Of Counsel, Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, 2010 - 2014
  • Partner, Stanislaw Ashbaugh Chism Jacobson & Riper, 1989 - 1992
  • Associate, Foster Pepper & Schefelman, 1971 -1974
  • Highest Ranking of 10 by Avvo, AVVO 10, AVVO, 2022
  • Designated as a Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyere, 2022
  • Highest Ranking: AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, AV RATING MARTINDALE , Martindale, 2022
  • Continued as an American  Arbitration Arbitration Association Arbitrator for over 30 years, AAA ARBITRATOR, American Arbitration Association , 2022
  • Estate planning completed for several high net worth families, 2022
  • Added as member of advisory board to a number of closely held businesses, 2022
  • Advised and assisted in several significant business transition transactions, 2022
  • Successfully resolved several high net worth marital dissolution cases. Provided consultation and advisory services in a number of highly contested litigation matters. Drafted complex estate plans.  Structured several business transitions. , 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Individuals
  • Law Firms
  • Nonprofits
  • Tech

Office location for Kyle Johnson

One Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 2600
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-604-3810


24 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2023

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