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H. Richmond Fisher, J.D.                   (Download Bio)

Experience

U. S. Department of Justice:  Trial Attorney, litigating complex commercial, tort, aviation, maritime and construction-related cases (1977-1983)

·         Fisher & Smith, Phoenix, AZ, Managing Partner, litigating complex civil cases, including commercial, insurance, environmental, tort, contract, and personal injury cases (1984-1991)

·        Win Win Creations:  Partner, furnishing construction partnering, mediation, conflict intervention, ADR, and organizational consulting services to the pubic and private sectors (1991-2000)

·        Barokas Martin & Tomlinson:  Attorney, litigating complex construction, commercial, tort and securities cases.(2000-2003)

·        Win Win Resolution: Principal, providing construction partnering, mediation, conflict intervention, ADR, and organizational consulting services to the pubic and private sectors (2003 – Present)

Education

BA Government & Law                          Lafayette College, 1968
JD. Degree                                           Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
Certified Win Win Practitioner ™            Win Win Institute, 1991
Facilitation Courses                              Institute of Cultural Affairs, 1993
Strategic Planning Courses                   Leadership 2000, 1993
Basic Mediation Training and                 Pierce County, Washington, Center for Dispute
Settlement Conference Mediation           Resolution, 2003
Family Law Mediation                           Snohomish and Island Counties Center for Dispute

                                                           Resolution, 2004
Collaborative Law Training                      Washington Collaborative Law Association, 2006 

Professional Registrations

Admitted to Practice:  State Bar of Arizona, 1984
Admitted to Practice: District of Columbia, 1980
Admitted to Practice:  State Bar of Texas, 1975
Admitted to Practice:  Washington State Bar, 2000
Admitted to Practice:  Various Federal Courts

Certified Mediator

Certified by the Washington Mediation Association in Business/Commercial, Construction, Environmental, International, Organizational, and Public Policy Mediation, Rich is registered as a Rule 39.1 Mediator for the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. 

Outstanding Performance

2004 Open Ratings, Inc. Customer Evaluation of 95 out of 100 for performance effectiveness – top 20% of all government vendors surveyed in 2004

Award Winning Partnering Programs 

Rich has designed and conducted more than 250 partnering programs, including large, complex, highly visible public works projects, such as the $1.5 Billion Puget Sound North Corridor Light Rail System for Sound Transit and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway in Washington State. Rich's projects have received the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award from the Associated General Contractors of America (the Kitt Peak Observatory Road Project built by Granite Construction Corp. for the Arizona Department of Transportation) and have been recognized by the AGC and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers as among the best partnering practices in the nation (Maintenance Support Facility Seawall Upgrade at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA built by Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc. for the U. S. Navy.  Public sector clients include the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, state departments of transportation, port authorities, universities, cities and counties around the country. 

Project Intervention

Rich helps project teams resolve conflicts and get “back on track” to successful completion:

  • The Seattle District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and a contractor resolved numerous conflicts on a $19,000,000.00 U. S. Air Force Base housing project in 2 days;
     
  • Conflicts within project teams on a Navy environmental construction project at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and a Navy environmental monitoring project in Alaska were each resolved in 1 day.

Claims and Dispute Resolution

  • The Los Angeles District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and a contractor resolved several claims on a $360,000,000 project in 1.5 days
     
  • The International Boundary and Water Commission and a contractor resolved claims in quality and pricing in 4 hours

Mediation of Business, Family, and Family Business Disputes

Rich is a former trial attorney with 16 years experience in complex civil litigation and has specialized training in family mediation.  Examples include:

  • A municipality and an insurance company resolved in 3 hours a bad faith insurance case that had been in litigation for 2 years
     
  • Large family resolved complex business issues in 6 hours
     
  • Parents resolved complex custody and parenting issues in 3 hours

Organizational Consulting and Strategic Planning

Rich helps government organizations and companies increase their productivity and profits:

  • CINCPACFLT, the operational commands of the U. S. Navy's Pacific Fleet, and the Navy Pacific Pubic Works Centers, the Fleet's suppliers of goods and services, resolved a conflict in such a way that the Navy saved $10,000,00
     
  • Engineering firm partners resolved long standing conflicts, recognized personal differences as corporate strengths, and established structures for effective communications and problem solving, and developed their strategic plan to improve productivity and profits
     
  • National healthcare practice management and physicians resolved conflicts and developed their strategic plans t increase productivity and profits
     

Michael D. Norman, P.E., J. D.                   (Download Bio)
           

Mike Norman, PE, JD has a wide range of construction experience, holding positions as General Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent, and Project Engineer.  Has constructed projects for, among others, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, GSA, U. S. Navy, and U. S. Air Force.  Currently  providing construction consulting services and practicing construction law in Seattle, Washington.

Construction Experience

Nielsen Dillingham Builders:  Estimator, Senior Project Manager of commercial and institutional projects.

Hoffman Construction Company:  Branch Office Manager.   Senior Project Manager of commercial and institutional projects

WJW Construction:  Vice President

Interior General Contractors:  General Manager

Legal Experience

Barokas Martin & Tomlinson:  Associate attorney representing contractors, subcontractors and owners.

Education

BA Management - Engineering         Claremont McKenna College, 1972
BS Civil Engineering                       Stanford University, 1972
MS Environmental Engineering         Stanford University, 1972
MS Construction Management         Stanford University, 1976
JD (Business Law Certificate)          Northwestern School of Law, 1999

Professional Registrations

PE, Civil Engineering, State of Oregon, No. 9696.  1978
PE, Civil Engineering, State of Washington, No. 17813.  1979
Admitted to Practice:  Washington State Bar No. 30500.  2001
Admitted to Practice:  U.S. District Court, Western District, 2003

Memberships

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association

Commercial/Institutional Construction Projects

US West Headquarters, Seattle, WA.  $33 million
Providence Hospital Remodel, Portland, OR  $20 million
Trident Dry-dock, Bangor, WA.  $45 million
Dock Rebuild, Shemya Island, AK.  $4 million
Elementary School, Adak, AK.  $8 million
US West Remodel, Seattle, WA.  $4 million
Federal Prison, Sheridan, OR.  $47 million
Commissary, West Point, NY.  $11 million
VA Hospital Remodel, Seattle, WA.  $17 million
Commissary, Washington, DC.  $9 million
Elementary School, Fort Lewis, WA.  $10 million
Commissary, Kaneohe, HI.  $14 million
Boeing Flight Training Center, Seattle, WA.  $67 million
US Federal Courthouse, Portland, OR.  $100 million
CATM Trianing Center, Portland, OR.  $1 million
Mt. Scott Community Center, Portland, OR.  $4 million
Hospital Addition and Parking Structure, Bremerton, WA.  $25 million
River Mall (Fairbanks). $2 million
River Mall (Eagle River);  $500 thousand
Car Wash/Mini Mart. $1 million
Galena Storage. $250 thousand
Birch Creek School. $500 thousand
AIPA Industrial Park:  $17 million

Water, Sewer and Roads
Construction Projects

Torreon Water Project-$2 million
40 Unit Subdivision-$80 thousand
Whitehorse: $50 thousand
Haystack Mountain: $300 thousand


Miscellaneous Projects
Various utility projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $25,000

Tanana Road Improvements:  $150 thousand
Fairbanks Road Improvement:  $70 thousand

Homes

Custom from $50 thousand to $250 thousand
 

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