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Faith Ireland

Mediation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1970
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"Just Results"

When experience matters, Faith Ireland can help. Thirty-five years as trial lawyer, judge and justice of the WA Supreme Court prepare her to meet any challenging legal issue.

"Helping people resolve legal problems requires more than knowing the law – you have to know people." Faith Ireland, Washington Supreme Court Justice, Ret.


Faith Ireland
5224 Wilson Ave S Ste 200
Seattle, WA, 98118-2587

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Posted by TRACY | December 8, 2013
Faith Ireland, Strategic and Legal Advisor on Public Policy Issues
Faith Ireland performed as strategic and legal advisor to my foundation on a major public policy issue. Faith provided her client with a solid grounding in the legal technicalities of the public interest/public health issue as well as insights into how the issue would play out in political arenas. Her advice on stakeholder engagement was invaluable. Faith was helpful in behind the scenes strategy work as well as in public forums . She commands attention and respect because of her diligence, integrity and saavy. She was a hard working and highly regarded member of the team assembled to address our issue...combining the wisdom and effectiveness of a "practical visionary". I would recommend Faith to any party needing assistance with public policy issues.
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Posted by Mark | November 24, 2013
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Faith has been a very valuable resource for me in my appellate practice. She also has been a reliable and hard working mediator with whom I have worked on a number of cases with excellent results. I highly recommend Faith both as a consultant and mediator.
Posted by Sim | November 11, 2013
I would highly recommend Faith Ireland
I used Faith to help prepare me for a Supreme Court argument. Her advise was the difference in a complicated case with huge ramifications on our state's wrongful death law. It is my firm belief that without her I would not have been successful in winning our case. I also used her as a mediator for a high school drowning case. She was excellent with the family and commanded the respect of the defense counsel and insurance company. It would not have resolved without her. If you have either an appellate argument or a mediation that needs someone the other side will respect, I would not hesitate to use Faith Ireland. Her results for us have been fantastic. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Deborah | November 11, 2013
Brilliant, Effective, Hard Working
Faith is an outstanding mediator. Her knowledge of the law is unmatched and her work ethic is legendary. She does a ton of work before the mediation so that she knows your case and is ready to get to work. She is also exceptionally gifted at determining what is really motivating the parties - what they need to resolve in order to settle the case. She figures that out and helps guide the lawyers in a way that will achieve a settlement. However, she also has a keen insight as to whether a case will or won't settle. If she doesn't believe it will settle that day, she will let you know what additional information is needed and then work tirelessly to help you settle it later and will caution you against taking a position that will weaken your bargaining power later. She has a fresh, innovative, and creative approach to mediation. Each time I have used her, I have learned something valuable and have settled a case that I thought would never settle.
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Posted by Alisa | November 8, 2013
Outstanding Mediator Who Brings Bench Experience
Faith is a mediator who gets the job done with skill, tenancity and empathy for both sides. As a former Judge (and Supreme Court Justice) Faith shares real world wisdom. She is also a quick study- and dials down into the core issues quickly. I highly recommend her as mediator.
Posted by Catherine | November 6, 2013
Catherine C. Clark, Client & Attorney
I have used Faith as a mediator with tremendous success. She is not only a smart and tough mediator, she is also a sympathetic ear which is important to clients when in mediation session. She is also a wonderful appellate coach as was a part of my team in preparing for oral argument at the Washington Supreme Court. I highly recommend her.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Just Results
  • 2005 - Present
  • Justice
  • Supreme Court, Washington State
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Judge
  • King County Superior Court
  • 1983 - 1999
  • Principal
  • Faith Ireland and Associates
  • 1973 - 1983
  • Associate
  • McCune, Godfrey & Emerick, Inc., PS
  • 1970 - 1973
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  • Pepperdine University
  • Certificate
  • 2005
  • Golden Gate University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1984
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Univeristy of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1964
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kitsap County v. Mattress Outlet/Gould Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc. January 27, 2005 153 Wash.2d 506
  • Supreme Court Majority Author
  • State v. Thomas Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc. January 29, 2004 150 Wash.2d 821
  • Supreme Court Majority Author
  • City of Seattle v. Burlington Northern R. Co. Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc. March 07, 2002 145 Wash.2d 661
  • Supreme Court Majority Author
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  • Television Washington (TVW)
  • Chair of the Board
  • 2008 - 2010
  • King County Sheriff Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Legal Aid for Washington Fund (LAW Fund)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2008
  • WA Chpt American Judicature Society
  • President
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Council on Public Legal Education
  • Executive Committee
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Access to Justice Conference
  • Supreme Court Liason
  • 2000 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • Carl Maxey Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2010
  • William O. Douglas Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2004
  • Passing the Torch Award
  • Washignton Women Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Woman of Distinction Award
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • 2004
  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Willammette University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Distinguisd Service Award
  • Leadership Institute in Judicial Education
  • 1997
  • Vanguard Award
  • King County WWL
  • 1997
  • Judge of the Year
  • 1991
  • Outstanding Graduate
  • Golden Gate University
  • 1983
  • Chinese Man of the Year
  • Chinese Community Service Organization
  • 1971
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  • The Seminar Group
  • Auto Insurance: Persuading the Appellate Judge
  • 2013
  • WSAJ WOW Conference Materials
  • Toward Eliminating Bias in the Courtroom
  • 2010
  • WSAJ & Oregon Trial Lawyers Conference Materials
  • Overcoming Implicit Bias
  • 2010
  • WSBA Sidebar with the Bench
  • Effective Mediation
  • 2008
  • WSBA Civil Settlement Strategies
  • Mediation - Distributive or Integrative Bargaining
  • 2006
  • Washington Judicial College
  • Stepping Back from Advocacy
  • 2004
  • Washington Judicial College
  • Defendant with Dual Diagnosis
  • 2002
  • WSBA Ethics
  • Lawyers as Guardians of the Law
  • 2002
  • Law Seminars International - Gov't Takings
  • New Definition of Takings: Manufacture Housing 142 Wn. 2d 347
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • AARP Diversity & Aging - 21st Century
  • Age Discrimination Remedies and Resources
  • 2009
  • Administrative Law Seminar
  • Understanding Revsions - Uniform Parantage Law
  • 2002
  • 18th Annual Construction Seminar
  • Learning from Felons and other Business Advice
  • 2002
  • Seattle Community College Student Forum
  • Patriot Act - Terrorism and Tyranny
  • 2001
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