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Hon. Michael J. Trickey (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle

Experienced jurist joins JAMS in its Seattle Resolution Center

New Panelist Announcement

SEATTLE – JAMS, the largest private provider of ADR services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Michael J. Trickey (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Trickey will be based in the Seattle Resolution Center and serve as a neutral in a wide variety of disputes, including appellate, business/commercial, class action/mass torts, construction, employment, financial markets, insurance, professional liability and real property.

Judge Trickey joins JAMS after serving nearly 22 years as respected jurist, and he most recently served as acting chief judge for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. Prior to his tenure with the Court of Appeals, he served on the King County Superior Court for nearly 18 years.

Judge Trickey has built a reputation as an exceptional listener and persistent problem solver. He brings with him finely honed skills that will make him an excellent neutral at JAMS.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Beginning his legal career as a public defender and then transitioning to private practice, Judge Trickey gained extensive trial and appellate experience. He handled civil litigation cases, including family law and personal injury, along with substantial juvenile court work, including offender and dependency matters.

Over the years, I’ve handled a wide variety of matters that have truly given me the perspective I need to help parties resolve disputes effectively. I am looking forward to working alongside the neutrals on the JAMS panel in Seattle and exploring this new chapter of my career.

-Hon. Michael J. Trickey (Ret.), JAMS Neutral

This year, Judge Trickey received a Recognition of Distinguished Service, Appellate Practice Section, from the King County Bar Association. He was also given a Vanguard Award in 2014 by the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers.

Judge Trickey received his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and he earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.   

About JAMS
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267. More information is available at, and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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