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.
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). June 20-22, 2018: 2018 WAPA Summer Training Program (1 hr). September 13-14, 2018: 25th Annual Washington Construction Law (6 hrs). September 19-21, 2018: NADN 2019 Advanced Mediation Training Retreat (15 hrs). November 14-15, 2019: Northwest Insurance Law (3 hrs). December 17, 2019: Condominiums, HOAs and the Future of Construction Defect Claims (4 hrs). February 28, 2020: 2020 Insurance Law Update (6.75 hours). March 10, 2021: Attended Remote Mediation Before, During, and After (hopefully!) the Pandemic: Lessons Applicable Even for Those Eccentrics Who Return To In Person Mediation (1.5 hrs). November 11, 2021: Masters in Trial (6.25 hrs). December 12, 2021 Legal Ethics 2021: Hot Topics and Current Threats (3 hrs). March 17, 2022: Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program: What They Really Want (1 hr).
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