Academy Member Inducted 2014

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

Hon. Paris K. Kallas

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

Regularly travels out of state to: Idaho, Oregon

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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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 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. Judge Kallas’ caseload included complex litigation and such high-profile cases as the Jewish Federation shootings, police officer discipline, and childhood sex abuse and molestation allegations against clergy.

 Kallas now practices full-time as a mediator and arbitrator with JDR LLC, and enjoys a high-settlement rate for cases.

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


  • 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 States
  • Board of Directors Member, Foundation for Washington State Courts
  • Board of Directors Member, Dispute Resolution Center of King County
  • Member, William L. Dwyer Inn, American Inns of Court

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