Positions Held

  • Stephen M. Randels Dispute Resolution Services, 2007–present. Private mediation practice and contract mediator in twelve states for the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix District Offices of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Seattle District Office of the EEOC, 1979-2007. Senior, Supervisory, and Staff Attorney; ADR (mediation) Program Coordinator; Administrative Judge.
  • Legal Services programs serving low income communities, 1969–1979.
    • Evergreen Legal Services, Litigation Coordinator and Employment Law Project Director. Supervised twenty-three attorneys in eight offices across the state of Washington.
    • Northwest Washington Legal Services, Director. Supervised fourteen attorneys and offices in Everett, Mount Vernon, and Bellingham, Washington.
    • Seattle Legal Services Center, staff and managing attorney of the Rainier Valley office.
    • Manhattan Legal Services Corporation (Spanish Harlem), Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow. 

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Stanford University (B.A.Political Science), 1960–64
  • Boston University School of Law, 1966–69
  • Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania and Howard University Schools of Law, 1969–71
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Pomona University, 1976

Professional Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association:
    • Member and Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and 3-year member of the executive board
    • Member of the Legal Aid Committee (contributor to an in-depth study of public defender programs in Washington: Methods of Providing Representation for the Indigent Criminally Accused, WSBA, 1976)
    • Member of the Corrections Committee
  • National Employment Law Project, New York, NY, board of directors from 1971–80
  • Legal Services Corporation program evaluator and planner/trainer for a national conference on unemployment compensation law in 1979

Other Activities

  • Member, Seattle Public School Superintendent's task force on voluntary school desegregation.
  • Adjunct faculty, Edmonds Community College, Paralegal Training Program (two semesters).
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Cumana, Estado Sucre, Venezuela, 1964–66. Participated in community development projects in a poor "barrio" of a small city. Became reasonably fluent in conversational Spanish.