SEATTLE, WA 98101
Focus of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediator/Arbitrator at Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC July 2001 to present. Retired King County Superior Court Judge; Former Commissioner of Division I, Washington State Court of Appeals. Judge Jordan was appointed to the King County Superior Court in 1990 and served until July 2001. Before taking the bench, he served from 1975-1990 as a Commissioner of Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals. He was law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Farris and the Honorable Keith M. Callow, and also served as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of Alaska. He is a certified Neutral on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Arbitrators.
Washington State: Western District of Washington; Alaska State: Third Judicial District.
J.D., University of Washington Law School, 1971; B.S., Economics, University of Oregon, 1967
Rated one of the top judges in King County Judicial Evaluation Surveys in both 1994 and 1999; Co-Chair of Individual Calendar 1994-1995; Instructor, Pacific Area Review Writing Course (PAR); assisted over 1,000 bar exam applicants in passing the Washington State Bar Exam; Member, Washington State Bar Association 1975-present; Member, Alaska State Bar Association 1971-present; Associate Comments Editor, Washington Law Review
Judge Jordan began his training in dispute resolution while a Court Commissioner in Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals in 1980, where he conducted settlement conferences for 10 years. He continued his training as a mediator while a King County Superior Court Judge from 1991 - 2001. He also received training at Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC JDR). He serves as a certified Neutral on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Arbitrators, completing the Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators training in February, 2013. Best Use of Med-Arb: The advantages (AAA Univ. 12/15)(2 hrs.); Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing (AAA Univ. ACE 06 7/15)(3 hrs).
Currently a mediator/arbitrator at Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC from 2001 to present, conducting mediation and arbitration on a regular basis. As a King County Superior Court Judge, he conducted hundreds of settlement conferences and mediations involving virtually every kind of civil case. As an Appellate Court Commissioner, he conducted over 1,000 settlement conferences for civil cases on appeal. He has served as Special Master for the King County WA Superior Court. Among his publications are "Batter Up: Let's Play Baseball Arbitration," King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin (November 2013); "Four Questions About the First Woman to Clerk at the United States Supreme Court," Washington State Bar News (November 2011), The Alaska Bar Rag (Vol. 36, No. 2: April - June 2012) and Supreme Court Historical Society Quarterly (Number 4, 2012); "The Calculus of Settlement," Washington State Bar News (June 1981); and "Imposition of Terms and Compensatory Damages in Frivolous Appeals," Washington State Bar News (May 1980) and cited in Streater v. White 26 Wn.App.430, at 435, 613 P.2d 187 (June 1980).
ADR Practice Areas
Business Litigation, Construction, Contracts, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Torts