Thomas J. Brewer
The Millennium Tower, Suite 1150
719 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
2000-present: Self-employed independent arbitrator. 1975-2000: Trial lawyer representing and counseling clients in business and commercial cases. Experience serving as an arbitrator since 1986. Practice limited to providing arbitration and other ADR services since 2000. Served as a sole or panelist arbitrator in hundreds of cases involving a wide variety of parties and issues. Frequent service as chair of three-arbitrator panels. Experience serving as an arbitrator in cases administered by AAA, ICDR, JAMS, ICC, LCIA, SIAC and under the UNCITRAL, CPR, Society of Maritime Arbitrators and American Association of Railroads rules, and in numerous other non-administered cases.
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; FCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Charter Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Listed in Best Lawyers in America for arbitration, 2019 and prior years, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2018 and prior years (WWL comment: “‘superlative’ and was particularly picked out for his expertise relating to IP disputes and energy cases”); “Washington Super Lawyers” (2000-2018), and Lawdragon “500 Leading Judges in America.” Selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for arbitration in Seattle in 2015, 2017 and again for 2019.
Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s (“ICDR”) International Roster of arbitrators and of its Energy Arbitrators List. Member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial, Large Complex Case, and Construction Rosters of arbitrators, and of the AAA’s domestic National Energy, Intellectual Property, M&A and Joint Ventures, Aerospace, Aviation and National Security, National Healthcare and ERISA panels. Member of the CPR Institute’s International/Cross-Border panel of arbitrators, National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Energy, Oil and Gas, Commercial Real Estate and Health Care & Life Science panels of neutrals. Member, London Court of International Arbitration North American User’s Council. Also a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s Tech List of leading arbitrators and mediators in the technology sector.
Speaker, 2017 National Energy Arbitration Conference: “Resolving Energy Arbitrations in Times of Crisis,” CIArb, Houston; 2016 AAA/ICDR Panel Conference, “Red Flags and Risk Areas for Arbitrators: A Review of Recent Cases Challenging Arbitrator Authority,” New Orleans, 2016; Speaker, AAA Seminar: “Arbitration Advocacy for Courtroom Lawyers: Two Experienced Arbitrators Discuss What Works, and What Doesn’t, in Arbitration,” Denver, 2015; Contributing Author, THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATORS GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION, 4th ed., Juris Net 2017 (and to the three prior editions); Contributing Author, THE LEADING PRACTITIONERS’ GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS ARBITRATIONS, (Juris, Gaitis ed., 2015).