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ADR Neutral: James M. Shaker

James M. Shaker
1201 3RD AVE, STE 3400
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3034
Tel: 206-464-4224

Focus of Practice

Employment, Trust and Estate Controversy, Securities Claims and Business Litigation

Legal Experience

Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland for the past 30 years. I have worked on matters involving numerous industries including technology and biotechnology, aerospace, energy, health care, manufacturing, boat building, insurance, food service, retail, automotive, and financial services. I was formerly with the Department of Justice, Tax Division.

Court Admissions

USDC Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, USDC District of Oregon, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Bar Associations of Connecticut, District of Columbia, Washington and Oregon


Drake University School of Law (JD); College of the Holy Cross (BA)

Professional Associations

King County Bar Association, Trustee Labor & Employment Section of KCBA, Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association

ADR Training

Attended Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Mediation, August 4-9, 2014; NW Dispute Resolution Conference, March 22-23, 2018

ADR Experience

Formerly a co-chair of the ADR Section of the Washington State Bar Association, and have mediated many cases representing parties; and have served as pro tem in Superior Court

ADR Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Employment, Financial, Securities, Wills and Trusts