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Hon. Paris K. Kallas, Mediator & Arbitrator, Seattle, Washington.

Hon. Paris K. Kallas

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Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC
Joshua Green Building
1425 Fourth Ave., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: (206) 223-1669
Fax: (206) 223-0450
Website: www.jdrllc.com
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Recognized to Washington Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Idaho, Oregon

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 26/2/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 26/2/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA

Biographical

Judge Paris K. Kallas, ret. was appointed to the King County Superior Court in May 2001 and served until July 2010. From 1996-2001, she served as a Commissioner of Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals. While practicing law, she specialized in appellate practice, criminal defense, and general tort litigation.

As a full-time mediator, arbitrator, and discovery master, Judge Kallas handles personal injury, employment, discrimination, asbestos, insurance coverage, real property,construction defect, maritime, and business and commercial disputes.   She frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars on topics including effective mediation practices and negotiation strategies.  She has been named as a Washington Super Lawyer since 2014.    

As a King County Superior Court Judge, Judge Kallas presided over the full range of civil cases, including business disputes, construction defect, medical and legal malpractice, maritime, insurance disputes, personal injury, condemnation, class actions, asbestos, marital dissolution, real property, probate and trusts and estates. She served as Chief Asbestos Judge from January 2008- July 2010 and Chief Civil Judge from January 2009-July 2010.

 


Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University), 1981
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association 1981-Present
  • Member, Maritime Law Association of the United State
  • Emeritus Member, William L. Dwyer Inn, American Inns of Court

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