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Hon. Faith Ireland (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle

Hon. Faith Ireland (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle

Former King County Superior Court judge joins JAMS as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Seattle – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Faith Ireland (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Ireland brings over 20 years of judicial experience, including being a justice of Washington’s court of last resort for civil, criminal and constitutional matters. While serving as a King County Superior Court judge, she dealt with matters involving felonies, civil litigation, juvenile offenders, child welfare and mental illness.

Based in the Seattle Resolution Center, Justice Ireland will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling disputes in the areas of business/commercial, class action/mass torts, construction, employment, family law, health care, higher education and Title IX, personal injury/torts, professional liability and real estate.

Justice Ireland is known for her work ethic, her listening skills and her ability to relate to all parties in any dispute. I’m confident that she will make an exceptional addition to the JAMS panel in Seattle.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Prior to JAMS, Justice Ireland spent nearly 15 years as a neutral, offering services such as mediation, arbitration and appellate neutral analysis. While in private practice, she represented insurance carriers, individuals and corporations in tort litigation, business, tax, family law and real estate matters. She also received the Judicial Leadership Award from Access to Justice in 2005.

Through my experience, I’ve learned that the best way to get issues resolved is to fully understand where each party is coming from. I’ve had great success in being able to actively listen and connect with each party to find the best resolution. Becoming a panelist at JAMS is a natural fit for me, and I’m looking forward to helping parties resolve their disputes.

- Hon. Faith Ireland (Ret.), JAMS Neutral

Justice Ireland received her B.A. from the University of Washington; her M.S., with honors, from Golden Gate University; and her J.D. from Willamette University School of Law.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.

With a roster of nearly 400 neutrals and 28 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconference and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings.

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Featured People

Justice  Faith Ireland (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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