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JAMS Seattle Panelist Hon. Thomas McPhee (Ret.) Honored with Judge of the Year Award

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Seattle – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Hon. Thomas McPhee (Ret.) was honored by the Washington State Association for Justice with the “Judge of the Year” award at the 2013 Law Day celebration.

The Washington State Association for Justice represents attorneys and professionals in the legal field committed to championing the causes of those who deserve redress for injury to person, property or civil rights. Established in 1953, the association conducts legal education, compiles research and facilitates the sharing of resources and implements public affairs as well as government relations programs.

“We congratulate Judge McPhee on this tremendous honor,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “This award recognizes his commitment to serving the Washington legal community and we’re so proud they have chosen to honor such a well-deserving individual.”

Judge McPhee recently joined JAMS after more than 40 years of legal experience, including 22 years on the Thurston County Superior Court. He has tried nearly every type of case imaginable, earning a reputation for being one of the hardest working jurists in the region. Judge McPhee personally conducted more than 300 settlement conferences and required ADR in all civil cases assigned to him. He was co-author of the Thurston County ADR Rule, mandating all general civil litigation parties go to ADR before coming to court.

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