Douglas S. Oles

701 Pike St Ste 1700
Seattle, WA

Douglas S. Oles

Douglas Stuart Oles, FCIArb, is an arbitrator, mediator, and attorney in private practice with over 30 years of experience in helping to avoid or resolve disputes on complex construction and supply contracts. He is a board member of the Global Engineering & Construction panel at JAMS and a senior partner at the firm of Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker (Seattle, Anchorage and Oakland).

Mr. Oles has been national Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law (the largest association of construction attorneys) and is President-Elect of the American College of Construction Lawyers (an association of elected Fellows). He is also an Honourary Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He has served as editor of the Washington Law Review, The Construction Lawyer, and the Journal of the ACCL.

Mr. Oles has held the highest AV rating from Martindale & Hubble for many years and has received the highest ratings from Best Lawyers and several other peer-review lists. He has co-authored numerous books and articles on construction law and has appeared as a co-chair or speaker at multiple conferences of the Society of Construction Law, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, and other professional organisations.

Mr. Oles has extensive expertise in matters involving design and construction of complex buildings, heavy foundations, tunnels, energy generation plants, oil refineries, transmission lines, roads and bridges, airports, and arctic construction.

He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his juris doctor (with honors) from the University of Washington.

Mr. Oles edited and completed Cities of the Classical World (2011), a gazetteer of Roman cities published by a division of Penguin Books.

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