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Lawrence R. Mills

Adjunct Professor
Straus Institute, Caruso School of Law


Lawrence "Larry" Mills is an experienced arbitrator and mediator who serves on the JAMS panel of neutrals in San Francisco and Seattle. Larry is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is a former Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Washington State Bar Association ADR Section.

Larry is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School. He is the founder of the Seattle law firm Mills Meyers Swartling, where his law practice focused on business law and commercial litigation. Since the mid-1980s, Larry has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases privately, for the American Arbitration Association, and, beginning in 2012, for JAMS. He also serves as a FINRA arbitrator and mediator. Larry has written many articles on dispute resolution processes and he is a frequent speaker at arbitration and mediation CLE programs.

Larry's dispute resolution practice includes business and commercial, employment, real estate, intellectual property, professional liability, securities, insurance, and financial services matters. His detailed biographical information is at www.jamsadr.com/mills and he may be contacted at lmills@jamsadr.com.