About

James Fearon Brown

Education
Prior Experience
Admissions
Conflict Resolution Speaking Engagements
Conflict Resolution Training
Pro Tem Judge
Guardian ad Litem Training
Volunteer Mediation
Other Dispute Resolution Activities
Patent Attorney
Other Activities

Education

  • 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.

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.

Admissions

  • Washington State Bar.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Conflict Resolution Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Ethical Issues – The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators and The Uniform Mediation Act” for the Basic Mediation Training (2 hours): King County Dispute Resolution Center, April 30 & May 2, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Co-Presenter, “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.

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.

Pro Tem Judge

  • Appointed to serve as Judge Pro Tem in the King County District Court.

Guardian ad Litem Training

  • “Settlement Guardian ad Litem Training” (Initial Certification): King County Bar Association, June 7, 2018.
  • “RCW 11.88.090 Guardianship – Guardian ad Litem Training” (Initial Certification): King County Bar Association, April 26-27, 2018.

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.

Other Dispute Resolution Activities

  • Board Member of the Center for Understanding in Conflict, 2018-2019.
  • 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.

Patent Attorney

  • Software: data science, machine learning, data security, mobile networks, website traffic analysis, financial service systems, and customer marketing systems.
  • Hardware: mobile devices, e-book reader devices, LED devices, and biomedical devices.

Other Activities

  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers rating service in 2015-2018.
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner with the Scrum Alliance, 2015-2017.