December 04, 2014
SEATTLE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Deborah D. Fleck (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Fleck will be based in the JAMS Seattle Resolution Center and serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Employment, Estate/Probate, Family Law, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts and Securities.
Judge Fleck joined JAMS after serving for more than 21 years on the King County Superior Court. She served as the Chief Judge of the Regional Justice Center and Chief Judge of the Unified Family Court, implementing the Family Law Orientation program for pro se parties taught by Early Resolution Case Manager attorneys, with onsite mediations for those remaining unsettled. She co-initiated the Family Law Settlement Conference program in King County over 17 years ago, with senior family law attorney volunteers helping low to moderate income parties settle thousands of cases without the financial and emotional expense of trial.
Her leadership on race and justice issues, adequate and stable funding for the trial courts, issues involving families and children and public education about access to the justice system are highlights of her judicial career.
“Judge Fleck is well known for her ability to recognize when cases are ripe for settlement and has a reputation for successfully working with parties to achieve resolution,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We know she will make an excellent addition to our panel in Seattle.”
“Joining JAMS allows me to continue the important work of helping attorneys and clients resolve their cases,” said Judge Fleck. “I look forward to joining the highly effective and capable team in Seattle.”
Judge Fleck received her B.A. from University of Washington and her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.