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Hon. J. Wesley Saint Clair (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle

Hon. J. Wesley Saint Clair (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Seattle

Former King County judge joins JAMS as arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

Seattle – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. J. Wesley Saint Clair (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Saint Clair joins JAMS after a sterling 30-year career as a judge in the King County court system.

Judge Saint Clair began his judicial career as a judge in the Northeast Division of the King County District Court and later served as a trial judge on the King County Superior Court, where he presided over thousands of cases and conducted settlement and pretrial conferences and skillfully handled numerous case types, including business/commercial, complex personal injury and product liability.

Based in the Seattle Resolution Center, Judge Saint Clair will serve as an arbitrator and mediator handling business and commercial, civil rights, personal injury and torts, family law, governmental and public agency, and real property disputes. He is available to conduct sessions virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.

Judge Saint Clair is known for his persistence and patience and for being a champion for diversity. We are thrilled that he has chosen to join the JAMS panel as a neutral and are confident he’ll thrive in this new role.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Saint Clair was named Outstanding Judge of the Year by the King County Bar Association (2003). He is also a recipient of the King County Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award (2009).

Throughout my career, I have found that effective communication and listening skills are critical in devising solutions that offer the best possible outcome for the parties. I’m looking forward to applying my knowledge to my new role as a JAMS panelist.

- Hon. J. Wesley Saint Clair (Ret.)

Judge Saint Clair received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Washington 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 in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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Featured People

Judge J. Wesley Saint Clair (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Family Law
  • Government/Public Agency
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Estate & 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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