May 08, 2017
SEATTLE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Kim Prochnau (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Prochnau will be based in the Seattle Resolution Center and serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master to resolve disputes in Family Law, Business/Commercial, Employment, Government/Public Agency, Professional Liability and Real Estate matters, among others.
Judge Prochnau joins JAMS after more than 20 years as a judge and commissioner. As a judge, she presided over employment; complex civil, criminal and family law cases; condominium and other real estate matters; torts; contractual disputes; TEDRA and probate cases. As a court commissioner, she sat on ex parte and probate, family law, juvenile and civil commitment calendars.
Judge Prochnau has long been praised for her tireless commitment to the administration of justice and her ability to remain steadfast in the face of difficult cases. She has demonstrated a high level of competence and garnered much respect from her colleagues. It is with pride that we welcome her to the JAMS panel.
-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO
During my time on the bench, I would patiently listen to parties and strived to see the strengths and weaknesses in every case I handled. I plan to take the same approach to my new role as a neutral and work with parties to successfully resolve their disputes. I’m looking forward to joining the talented panel in Seattle and working alongside the superior case management team.
-Hon. Kim Prochnau (Ret.), JAMS Arbitrator, Mediator, and Special Master
Judge Prochnau earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley 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 350 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.