Presented by Hon. William Downing (Ret.) and Judge Dean S. Lum (Ret.)
- Paths to arbitration
- Differences from bench trial
- Advantages and Disadvantages
- Selecting an Arbitrator
- Preliminary Conferences
- Discovery and Motions
- Rules and Evidence
- Post-hearing matters
Judge Dean S. Lum (Ret.)
Judge Lum joined JAMS in 2022 as a mediator, arbitrator and Special Master/Referee after a distinguished 23-year career on the King County Superior Court. As a trial judge, Judge Lum presided over hundreds of civil trials, heard thousands of civil motions and conducted dozens of settlement conferences. He has skillfully handled numerous complex personal injury, malpractice, employment, partnership dissolution/valuation, class action/mass torts, products liability and family law cases. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Lum was a deputy prosecutor who tried over 50 felony jury trials to verdict and a civil litigator for several mid-sized Seattle law firms.
Judge William Downing (Ret.)
Judge William L. Downing (Ret.) joined JAMS following 28 years on the bench where he handled thousands of cases and cultivated expertise in many areas of the law. He is recognized for his confident and thoughtful process management and his genuine approach to every matter. Judge Downing's diverse background and creativity allow him to address the needs of each party while guiding them through complex challenges.
At JAMS, Judge Downing mediates and arbitrates cases spanning a wide spectrum of practice areas including Personal Injury, Employment, Business/Commercial, and Professional and Product Liability.
successfully resolves business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways of overcoming barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized, in-person, virtual and hybrid dispute resolution services through a combination of first class client service, the latest technology, top-notch facilities, and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.