Craig C. Beles

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  • Owner at The Beles Group (1 Attorney)
  • P.O. Box 915, Vashon, WA 98070
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  • Craig Beles is the founder and owner of The Beles Group, Counselors at Law. Mr. Beles has been an advocate, arbitrator and educator for over 33 years. In addition to being well founded in international dispute resolution, his opinions are tempered with common sense and sensitivity to other cultures. Mr. Beles is available for association, consultation and referral.
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Attorney Awards


Recipient, Fulbright Award, Czech Republic, teaching "International Litigation & Arbitration," and "Comparative European Arbitration Law," 2008-2010. Chosen One of "Top Ten Lawyers in Washington State," in the areas of "Contracts/Agreements," 2008 CEO Magazine. Arbitrator and Mediator, Commercial, International, High Tech, Construction and Consumer Protection: American Arbitration Association; International Centre for Dispute Resolution; World Intellectual Property Organization; International Chamber of Commerce; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; FRCP 39.1 Arbitrator, US District Court, Western District of Washington; King County Mandatory Arbitration. Washington State Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Education Divisions, 1977-1979. Associate Professor of Law, Torts, Products Liability and Constitutional Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1979-1987. Administrative Law Judge, HEP Board, 1980-1985. Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching "Transnational Litigation and Arbitration," Seattle University School of Law, 2006-2009. Managing Editor, Gonzaga Law Review, 1974-1975. Law Clerk to Chief Judge, Harold J. Petrie, Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. II, 1975-1977. Master of the Bench, Charles Powell American Trial Advocacy Inn of Court. Author: "The Washington Consumer Protection Act vs. The Learned Professional," 10 Gonzaga Law Review 435, 1975; "Truth and the Use of History to Interpret Our State Constitution," 2 DeNovo, Issue 7, March 1989. Executive Board, Northwest Folklife, 1998-2005.

Areas of Practice (26)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • International Contracts
  • Technology
  • Construction
  • International Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Entertainment
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Computers and Software
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Securities Law
  • Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Technology and Science
  • Products Liability
  • Patents
  • Negligence
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-331-4161  Phone
206-622-3812  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., Psychology, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of California at Berkeley School of Law, LL.M., High Honors, 1988; Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., Magna cum Laude, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1976, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1975, Washington
Washington State Bar Association (Chair, Board of Bar Examiners; Disciplinary Hearing Officer; Secretary, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section;  Member - International Practice Section); Member - ABA Section of International Law; Member - The London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Birth Information:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 12, 1949
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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