January 08, 2018
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,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to have him join us in Seattle.”
“I have a passion for helping others find resolution in their important matters and look forward to starting this next chapter in my career,” said Judge McDermott. “I am excited to work alongside the talented panel in Seattle.”
Judge McDermott received his B.A. magna cum laude from Seattle University and his J.D. from University of Washington 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 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.