SEATTLE, WA—JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Dean S. Lum (Ret.). Judge Lum joins JAMS after a distinguished 23-year career on the King County (Seattle) 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.
Based in the Seattle Resolution Center, Judge Lum will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling business and commercial, class action and mass tort, construction defect, employment, estate/probate/trusts, insurance, personal injury and torts, professional liability, real property, and family law disputes. He is available to conduct sessions in person (adhering to reopening guidelines), as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.
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. As a civil defense litigation attorney, his practice concentrated on insurance coverage/bad faith, construction defect, professional liability, product liability and premises liability cases.