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ADR Neutral: Terence K McGee

Terence K McGee
Tel: 425-368-2321

Focus of Practice

admiralty, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, insurance coverage litigation, business counseling and transactions, mediation

Legal Experience

Member, McGee Law Offices PLLC, Seattle, 2004-present Of counsel, Danielson Harrigan Leyh & Tollefson, Seattle, 1995-2003; Member, Tousley Brain, Seattle, 1993-94; Partner, McGee & Reno, Seattle, 1986-1993; Partner, Detels, Madden, Crockett & McGee, Seattle, 1981-86; Partner, LeGros Buchanan & Paul, Seattle, 1980-81; Associate, LeGros Buchanan & Paul, Seattle, 1976-80; Law Clerk, Judge Herbert A. Swanson, Washington State Court of Appeals, 1975-76

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court, 1978; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1976; United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1976; District of Alaska, 2009; District of Oregon, 2010; Eastern District of Washington, 2011; United States Tax Court, 1978; United States Court of International Trade, 1996; Washington Supreme Court, 1975; Alaska Supreme Court, 2005; Oregon Supreme Court, 2010


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1975; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1970

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association, Oregon State Bar, Maritime Law Association of the United States, King County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, American Bar Association

ADR Training

Professional Mediation Skills Training Program, University of Washington School of Law, 2007; 15th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, University of Washington School of Law, 2007; Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, Federal Bar Association, WD Wash., 2011; 7 Secrets of Successful Business-to-Business Mediation, ALI-CLE, 2014; Best Practices of Successful Mediation, WSBA CLE, 2014; Ethics of Truthful Mediation, WSBA CLE, 2014; Mediation--the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, WSBA CLE, 2014; What is the Relevance of the Joint Opening Session in Today's Commercial Mediation Process? ABA CLE 1.25 hours, 5/24/17; Venting in Mediation: Helpful or Harmful? Insights from Science, ABA CLE 1.25 hours, 5/30/17; Ethics and Professionalism in Mediation: Ethical Issues faced by Mediators and Advocates, ABA CLE 1.25 hours, 5/31/17; Closing the Deal: Getting to Yes (and Evading No!), ABA CLE 1.25 hours, 6/2/17

ADR Experience

Participation in many Rule 39.1 mediations as counsel for a party and in a substantial number as mediator or arbitrator. Participation in voluntary mediation of complex, multi-party disputes as counsel for a party, mediator, and arbitrator. Participation in King County Superior Court mandatory arbitration as counsel for a party. Participation in contractually mandated arbitration proceedings as counsel for a party, mediator, and arbitrator.

ADR Practice Areas

Admiralty/Maritime, Business Litigation, Contracts, Environment, Insurance