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Judge Paris Kallas Joins JDR as a Panelist

SEATTLE—August 13, 2010Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC (“JDR”) is pleased to announce that Judge Paris Kallas has joined JDR.

“We are delighted to welcome Judge Kallas to our group of panelists,” said Judge Charles Burdell, a partner with JDR. “We feel very fortunate. Judge Kallas is well respected and accomplished and it is a great pleasure to add such a talented professional and wonderful person to our team.”

Judge Kallas’ has conducted settlement conferences in hundreds of civil cases, as a Superior Court Judge and an Appellate Court Commissioner. She has presided over an extensive 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 also presided over complex litigation matters and such high-profile cases as the Jewish Federation shootings, police officer discipline, and child molestation allegations against clergy. Judge Kallas served as Chief Asbestos Judge from 2008-2010 and Chief Civil Judge from 2009-2010. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and received her J.D. from the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law in 1981.

Founded in 1997, JDR is one of the state’s most reputable dispute resolution firms. JDR’s panel now consists of five former Superior Court judges and one former State Court of Appeals judge. JDR provides mediation, arbitration, hearing officer, special master and litigation consulting services. For more information visit

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