Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Hon. Sen Tan (Ret.), Mediator, Anchorage, Alaska.

Hon. Sen Tan (Ret.)

Sen Tan Solutions
P.O. Box 110885
Anchorage, AK 99511
Tel: (907) 350-7894
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Recognized for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: California, Oregon, Washington

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
Video Conferencing
Available
  • Practice Commenced: 2014
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2023): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2023): 15
Practice Percentages

Biographical

SEN TAN SOLUTIONS, ALASKA
Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer, and Neutral Evaluator, September 2014 to date
Private dispute resolution services provided include mediations, arbitrations, facilitations,
and neutral evaluations. Disputes successfully resolved have included class-action cases,
complex business litigation, multi-party construction suits, personal injury lawsuits,
probate matters, professional malpractice claims, and domestic disputes.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Adjunct lecturer Alaska Campus 2016 – 2019
Developed and taught a course on Alaska Constitutional law to third-year law students
completing their final year of law school in Alaska. Conducted semiweekly lectures and
seminars with Judge Eric Smith, assigned projects, wrote, administered and graded
examinations
SUPERIOR COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT, ALASKA
Presiding Judge Third Judicial District, January 2012 - June 30, 2014
Supervised over 40 judges and magistrate judges and approximately 200 court employees
in twelve locations. Addressed personnel, budgetary, training, security, and logistical
issues.
Superior Court Judge Anchorage, March 1997 – June 30, 2014
Served as a general jurisdiction trial court judge with limited appellate jurisdiction.
Managed a civil and criminal docket and two therapeutic courts, the Family Care Court
and the Family Preservation Court, both focusing on substance abuse rehabilitation and
reunification of families. Presided over the Early Resolution Project to help nonrepresented parties settle domestic disputes. Served as one of two assigned settlement
judges for the Anchorage Superior Court for five years. Co-chaired the Children’s Court
Improvement Committee, chaired the Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, and
served on many other committees including the Fairness, Diversity, and Equality
Committee.
ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF LAW, OIL, GAS AND MINING SECTION,
Assistant Attorney General, August 1989 to December 1993
Section Supervisor, January 1993 to March 1997
Prosecuted cases and after promotion supervised the section and outside counsel from
four law firms engaged in complex litigation over oil and gas taxes and royalties. Collected
over three billion dollars from the major oil producers in Alaska.
ALAKA PUBLIC DEFENDER AGENCY
Assistant Public Defender, August 1983 - August 1989
Represented indigent clients at the trial court level, then promoted to the appellate
section, briefing and arguing many cases before the Alaska Court of Appeals and Alaska
Supreme Court.
THE HONORABLE BRIAN C. SHORTELL, ALASKA SUPERIOR COURT
Law Clerk, July 1982 - July 1983
Researched, analyzed and wrote recommendations on motions, appeals and jury


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • ERISA
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
    Juris Doctor, 1982
    Awards – Best Orator, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT, CANTERBURY, KENT, ENGLAND
    Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Law, 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alaska Bar Association (Active) since 1983.
  • Section membership: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bar tutor.
  • Alaska Bar Association Diversity Commission 2021 - present
  • Commission member exploring solutions to address the lack of racial diversity among
    Alaska lawyers.

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