Melvyn Simburg

Professional Experience

Mr. Simburg has been an attorney since 1972 and an ADR neutral since 1980. Mr. Simburg is a lawyer’s lawyer. He helps businesses as an imaginative problem-solver and resourceful litigator. Mel Simburg has particular experience in the areas of international distribution, copyright and trademark protection, web contracts, technology and rights licensing and foreign investment. Because of his excellent communication skills and business litigation background, he is frequently asked to serve as an arbitrator or mediator. Mel Simburg is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel and the Commercial and Intellectual Property panels for the American Arbitration Association and serves on arbitration panels for ICDR, FINRA and other organizations as well.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Simburg is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel and the Commercial and Intellectual Property panels for the American Arbitration Association and serves on arbitration panels for ICDR, FINRA and other organizations as well.

He serves as arbitrator or mediator in a variety of business-related disputes, many of which involve cross-border, multi-cultural and/or intellectual property matters. He has resolved a significant number of franchise, licensing and distribution disputes. He has served as a neutral in computer system installations involving up to several million dollars. Internet-related disputes have involved such matters as banking, copy right infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress issues, domain names.

Mr. Simburg has participated in over thirty ADR training sessions in the last 10 years.

Professional and Other Activities

Mr. Simburg serves on State and ABA committees and chairs seminars and symposia here and abroad. He has served as a volunteer attorney for Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle Public Theatre, Seward Park Art Studio and the Faces for Life Project of the Puget Sound Blood and Tissue Center. He was lead counsel for the firm’s representation of the “Best of the USSR Software and Technology Show” held in connection with the 1990 Good Will Games.

Mel Simburg has authored or co-authored several articles and presented at seminars in his areas of special experience. Topics include Use of a Foreign Sales Corporation, Protection of Trademarks, Trade Names and Trade Secrets, Copyright Protection for Foreign Works, Intellectual Property on the Internet and Internet Privacy Policies as well as arbitration and mediation topics. He is the author of the section Proof of Foreign Law for the “Washington State Civil Procedure Deskbook” and is Editor of the ABA’s annual International Intellectual Property Year in Review.

Academic Qualifications

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, M.I.A., 1972
University of California-Berkeley, B.A.(Citation in Macroeconomics), B.A., 1968

Mr. Donald L. Logerwell

Professional Experience

Donald Logerwell was a trial lawyer in Seattle for more than thirty years until 2000 when his practice focused on arbitration, mediation and training lawyers to be effective representatives of their clients in both forms of alternative dispute resolution.

As a trial lawyer, he tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts and acted as counsel in arbitrations and mediations in construction disputes, intellectual property, products liability, legal malpractice and a wide range of business disputes including partnerships, limited liability companies and corporate dissolutions.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in Reno and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. where he graduated #1 in the evening division and was an editor on the law review. After law school he clerked for The Honorable Eugene A. Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before entering private practice in Seattle.

Donald Logerwell was recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine under Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation as one of King County’s Top Lawyers 2010. His peers have given him the highest possible rating, AV Preeminent, in a recent survey by the nation’s leading lawyer rating organization, Martindale Hubbell

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Donald L. Logerwell serves as an arbitrator/mediator, educator and ADR neutral in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. His ADR practice covers the entire gamut of disputes, small and large, with a focus on efficient and cost effective methods of resolving disputes consistent with the amount at risk for the parties. Don sees himself as a partner with the party representatives and strives to work with them to fashion a process that meets their needs and the needs of their clients.

Thirty years (1979-present) of experience serving as a sole arbitrator of a wide variety of commercial disputes in the U.S. and western Canada from various administrative agencies (AAA, CPR, BCICAC, Arbitration Works) and in non-administered arbitrations. First trained in mediation in 1979 by the American Arbitration Association and service since in mediations (both administered and non-administered) of disputes ranging from several million dollars to smaller, home owner-contractor disputes as low as $25,000.

Donald Logerwell has attended and taught countless arbitration and mediation courses including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) Fellowship course.

Professional and Other Activities

ADR Affiliations:

  • American Arbitration Association: construction, commercial, intellectual property and large complex case arbitration and mediation panels.
  • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (Vancouver, B.C., Canada): arbitrator and mediator.
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR): Seattle, construction and intellectual property panels.
  • Certified mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Fellow (ret.), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).
  • Member, ADR Roundtable, Seattle WA.

Mr. Logerwell is a frequent speaker on ADR related topics for the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association, the Office of the Attorney General of Washington and the University of Washington among others. He was selected as a member of the National Faculty of the American Arbitration Association and conducted more than fifty AAA sponsored training programs for construction arbitrators in the western United States including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.

Donald Logerwell selected as one of the Top Lawyers in 2010 by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in the field of alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

Academic Qualifications

University of Nevada, B.S. in Mathematics, 1962
Georgetown Law Center, Washington, J.D., 1970