Sherman L. Knight
  • Kirkland, WA
  • United States
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Knight Dispute Resolution
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Arbitrator, Litigation, Mediator
Practice Areas
Any, Business, Consumer Law, Corporate, Employment (Non-Union), Peer, Real Estate
For the last three decades, Mr. Knight has been a business professional.
His experiences include work as an engineering tech and surveyor for the Washington State Department of Transportation, a project manager for a mid-sized construction company and the quality control manager of a concrete pre-cast company. Mr. Knight is also a licensed architect in the State of Washington.

As an architect, his primary role was the construction administrator. He observed and solved problems in the field on a daily basis. This is where Mr. Knight learned the basics of dispute resolution, quickly and on the spot.

After a decade getting his hands dirty, Mr. Knight attended Law School. After graduation, Mr. Knight spent the next two decades as a partner/owner of his law firm and focused on business litigation. Much of it related to real estate, land development, business formation, land use, home owners associations issues, financing, insurance, surveying issues and construction defects.

Sherman is currently an executive member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar and a member of Organization Committee of the Construction Law Section. He is also a member of the ADR section of the King County Bar Association, a certified US District Court Rule 39.1 mediator and certified by the Washington Mediation Association.

As the past chairman of the legislative committee for the American Builders and Contractors Association, a Legislative Lobbyist for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and a member of its legal affairs committee, Mr. Knight keeps abreast of new legislation and changing legal issues that impact all the areas of Mr. Knights practice areas.

As a public speaker, Sherman has presented at several Continuing Legal Education seminars and speaks at the AIA Professional Series.

Mr. Knight earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and his law degree from University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University School of Law)

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Early Stage Mediation - There is no Down Side.

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:25pm 0 Comments

     Late mediation has been around for decades.  While late stage mediation (close to a trial date) may avoid trials, clients today are interested in further reducing expenses, keeping the emotional toll of litigation in check and maintaining relationships. 

     Late stage mediation results in destroyed relationships.  As the…


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At 7:30pm on June 9, 2010, Jeff Bean said…
Sherman, welcome to your WSBA ADR network! Check out the Forum, comment on a discussion or post a new one yourself, join a section committee or another group, post your pic and expand your profile, and just otherwise make this on-line community work for you! Do let me know if there's anything you'd like to see on this website that would make it more valuable to you in your practice.


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