May 1, 2013 Seattle – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Sharon Armstrong (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Armstrong will be based in the JAMS Seattle Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Antitrust, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Employment, Environmental, Government/Public Agency, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability, Real Property and Securities.

Judge Armstrong joins JAMS after 27 years as a judge on the King County Superior Court, where she tried a wide range of cases and was well-known for handling complex disputes. She also practiced law at Garvey, Schubert & Barer, where her practice emphasized complex civil litigation and served as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, handling trade regulation litigation.

“Judge Armstrong has an excellent reputation in the Seattle legal community for being intelligent, incisive, engaged and prepared,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her demeanor, skills and deep experience make her an excellent addition to our panel.”

“I thoroughly enjoy working with parties to resolve even the most complex cases,” said Judge Armstrong. “I look forward to joining the talented panel in Seattle and continue employing ADR in the next chapter of my career.”

Judge Armstrong graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and earned her J.D. from University of Washington School of Law.

About JAMS, The Resolution Experts

Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267 or by visiting