Judge Terrence A. Carroll, ret.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
206 . 718 . 7189

Distinguished Jurist in Residence
Seattle University School of Law

Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Panelist- American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators

Professional Background

Arbitration and Mediation - Mediated and arbitrated more than 3,000 civil matters; appointed Judge Pro Tem or Special Master in complex cases.
  • Terrence Carroll Consulting and Resolution Services, 2009 – present
  • Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC, 1997-2009 (founding member)
  • Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, 1992-1997
Judicial - Consistently rated among the top of the 50 trial court judges by the bar association.
  • Superior Court Judge, King County, WA, including Chief Criminal Judge and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 1980-1992
  • Conducted several hundred settlement conferences while on the bench
  • Co-founded and chaired the Special Committee on Asbestos Litigation, developing a nationally respected process for resolving asbestos cases
Practice of Law
  • Admitted to Washington State Bar, 1970
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, 1970-1971
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Public Defender's Office, 1971-1973
  • Private law practice, 1974-1980
Academic Work - Taught courses on Police, Law & the Community; Substantive Criminal Law; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Negotiation & Client Counseling
  • Distinguished Jurist, affiliate, Seattle University, 2009 – present
  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University Criminal Justice Department, 1992-1996
  • Visiting Professor, Gonzaga-in-Florence, Italy, Comparative Criminal Law, 2006, 2011, 2014
  • Instructor, Washington State Judicial College, 1985-1990
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969 
  • B.A., Seattle University, 1966
  • Graduate, National Judicial College, 1981
  • Graduate, International Center for Arbitration training program, Santa Monica CA, 1994