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Retired Judge Richard F. McDermott Joins JAMS in Seattle

Former King County Superior Court judge joins JAMS as an arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

SEATTLE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Richard F. McDermott (Ret.) to its panel. Judge McDermott will be based in the JAMS Seattle Resolution Center and serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Construction, Education/Schools, Employment, Family Law, Government/Public Agency, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.

Judge McDermott joined JAMS after a distinguished career on the King County Superior Court bench. In almost 18 years at the court, Judge McDermott tried hundreds of cases in many diverse areas. He began his career as a deputy prosecuting attorney in King County and then as a public defender. Judge McDermott also worked in private practice for more than 20 years, handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, ranging from automobile accidents to slip and falls to product liability claims.

Judge McDermott approaches each matter with objectivity, respect and empathy for all the parties involved. We’re thrilled to have him join us in Seattle.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

I have a passion for helping others find resolution in their important matters and look forward to starting this next chapter in my career. I am excited to work alongside the talented panel in Seattle.

-Retired Judge, Richard F. McDermott, JAMS Arbitrator and Mediator

Judge McDermott received his B.A. magna cum laude from Seattle University and his J.D. from 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 nearly 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.

Featured People

Judge  Richard F. McDermott (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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