arbitrator/mediator/special master/trial and appellate consultant
Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC
Business, Trusts & Estates, Probate, Class Action, Consumer Law, Corporate, Employment (Non-Union), Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Jim Verrellen served as a Commissioner at Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals from 1992 - 2011. Before joining the Court, Jim was a partner in the firm currently known as Vandeberg, Johnson and Gandara. He practiced civil law for 14 years with that firm, including a broad range of commercial, employment, business, real estate, and personal injury litigation.
As an appellate commissioner for almost 20 years, he has ruled on a wide range of issues in almost every area of civil law, including business, commercial, contruction, real estate, consumer protection, franchise, trade secret, personal injury, product liability, malpractice, employment, discrimination, insurance, probate, worker compensation, and class action litigation. He has decided the merits of hundreds of appeals. Jim frequent speaks and writes about litigation topics including appellate settlements. For more than 10 years, he conducted all of the settlement conferences at Division I, with a high success rate.