About

Education
Prior Experience
Conflict Resolution Speaking Engagements
Conflict Resolution Training
Volunteer Mediation
Other Dispute Resolution Activities
Other Software Activities

James Fearon Brown, Esq.

Education

James Fearon Brown

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2008.
  • M.B.A., Seattle University, 1999.
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, 1991.
  • B.S. in Human Development, Vanderbilt University, 1988.

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Prior Experience

Attorney

  • K&L Gates LLP, 2013-2015.
  • Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC, 2011-2013.
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 2008-2011.

Information Technology and Finance Professional

  • Microsoft Corporation, 1993-2005.

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Conflict Resolution Speaking Engagements

  • Coach, “Professional Mediation Skills Training Program” (29 hours): University of Washington School of Law, October 13-15, 21-22, 2017.
  • Moderator, “Mediation for Businesses” (1 hour): Corporate Counsel Section of the Washington State Bar Association, March 9, 2017.
  • Panelist, “What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Tools for a Well-Rounded Practice” (2 hours): Alternative Dispute Resolution Board of the Seattle University School of Law, September 21, 2015.
  • Presenter, “Preparing for Patent Mediation” (1 hour): Intellectual Property Section of the King County Bar Association, September 3, 2015.

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Conflict Resolution Training

  • “23rd Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference” (11 hours): University of Washington School of Law, 2017.
  • “22nd Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference” (10 hours): University of Washington School of Law, 2016.
  • “Advanced Mediation Training Program: Power Imbalance” presented by Gary Friedman (6.5 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2015.
  • Mediator Boot Camp” presented by Tracy Allen and Eric Galton (18 hours): Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015.
  • “Using Questions Strategically: A Guide for Mediators” (2 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2015.
  • “A Day with Nina Meierding: Advanced Skills and Strategies for Negotiators and Mediators” (7 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2015.
  • “Property Division Training” (6 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties, 2015.
  • “Working with the Uniform Mediation Act” presented by Professor Alan Kirtley (2 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2015.
  • “Advanced Mediation Training Program: Conflict and the Role of the Professional” presented by Gary Freidman (7 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2014.
  • “Family Mediation Training” (24 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties, 2014.
  • “Settlement Conference Training” (3 hours): Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, 2014.
  • “Advanced Training – Interests” presented by Gary Freidman (7 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2014.
  • “Advanced Contracting Program: The Agreement to Mediate” presented by Gary Friedman (7 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2013.
  • “Advanced Mediation Training Program: Role of Law” presented by Gary Friedman (16 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2012.
  • “Mediation Intensive Training Program” presented by Gary Friedman (40 hours): Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2011.
  • “Professional Mediation Skills Training Program” presented by Professor Julia Gold (36 hours): University of Washington School of Law, 2007.
  • “Conciliation Training” (24 hours): Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2005.

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Volunteer Mediation

  • King County District Court with the Dispute Resolution Center of King County.
  • Pierce County Superior Court and Pierce County District Court with the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution.
  • Snohomish County Superior Court with the Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties.

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Other Dispute Resolution Activities

  • Board Member of the Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2009-2011.
  • Intern Prosecutor for the Civil Enforcement Section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, 2008.
  • President of the Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society of the University of Washington School of Law, 2007-2008.
  • Extern for the Honorable Catherine Shaffer of the King County Superior Court, 2007.
  • Clerk for Circuit Mediator Christopher Goelz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2006.
  • Volunteer Telephone Conciliator for the Dispute Resolution Center of King County, 2005.

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Other Software Activities

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