SEATTLE, WA 98101
Focus of Practice
Mediation and Arbitration
August 2010 to present: Judicial Dispute Resolution, Mediator/Arbitrator; July 2001-July 2010: Judge, King County Superior Court; October 1995-July 2001: Commissioner, Court of Appeals, Division One; 1992-1995: Staff Attorney, Court of Appeals, Division One; 1986-1992: Private practice emphasizing criminal defense, in addition to personal injury, immigration, and probate matters; 1981-1986: Washington Appellate Defender Association, Senior Staff Attorney (responsible for over 200 appeals).
1981: Washington State Bar 1982: Western District of Washington
1981: J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) 1978: B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Washington State Bar, King County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Maritime Law Association.
August 2010 - Attended MEDIATING THE LITIGATED CASE at Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law (42 hrs). May 4-5, 2012 - Attended NW Dispute Resolution Conference. November 19, 2012 - Co-chaired WSBA THE ART OF ARBITRATION. March 29-30, 2013 - Attended NW Dispute Resolution Conference. October 2013 Presented at Annual WELA CLE/Conference - EFFECTIVE MEDIATION IN EMPLOYMENT CASES. May 16, 2013 - Presented at Marine Insurance Association 25th Annual Day of Education. March 28 & 29, 2014 Attended and Presented at NW ADR Conference. July 2014 - Presented at Annual WDTL conference - MEDIATION TIPS AND PRACTICES. July 2015 - Attended American College of Civil Trial Mediators Annual Conferences (10 hrs). March 2016 - Presented at NW ADR Conference EXAMINING CONSUMER ARBITRATION CLAUSES. March 23, 2016 - Attended Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference (2.5 credits). March 24, 2016 - Attended Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference (5 credits). May 4, 2016 - Presented at AUTO CASES CLE CLOSING THE DEAL: WHEN (AND WHEN NOT) TO USE MEDIATION IN AUTO CASES (3.5 credits). July 2016 - Attended American College of Civil Trial Mediators Annual Conference (5 hrs).
Judicial Dispute Resolution panelist since August 2010; 14-plus years of conducting settlement conferences as Superior Court Judge and Court of Appeals Commissioner.
ADR Practice Areas
Admiralty/Maritime, Business Litigation, Constitutional, Contracts, Employment, Insurance, Land Use, Professional Negligence, Real Property, Torts