A graduate of Seattle University with a juris doctor and a master in public administration, Jon Schorsch spent more than a decade as a Port of Seattle Police Department sergeant. Currently, Jon Schorsch serves as a mediator at the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center in Washington.

Mediation can be an effective way to soften the process of stressful events such as separation or divorce, landlord/tenant disagreements, or workplace conflicts. With the guidance of a neutral third party, mediation facilitates effective, open communication and helps both parties discuss terms in a civil manner. …


Jon Schorsch served as a police sergeant for the Port of Seattle for over 13 years. Even the loss of his sight in a boating accident in 2006 didn’t impede his desire to serve, as he went on to volunteer for the Port of Seattle Police Benevolent Association. Jon Schorsch is a member of the National Federation of the Blind, where he helps teach self-defense.

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind coordinates resources to provide support, information, and community for individuals who are blind or the families of those who have lost their sight. One of their…


Jon Schorsch, a dispute resolution professional in the Seattle area, enjoys playing golf in his free time. Fortunately, the Seattle area offers golfers like Jon Schorsch easy access to a number of courses. The best of these include:

Tumble Creek

Designed by Tom Doak, this understated mountain layout sits approximately 85 miles from Seattle in Cle Elum. Notable challenges include the par-four 16th, a 405-yard hole that requires navigating to a green heavily defended by sand and water hazards.

Salish Cliffs

Salish Cliffs attracts golfers interested in testing their skills on a mountain-style parkland course that boasts 600-foot elevation changes…


Jon Schorsch, a life-long public servant, served as a deacon at Mill Creek Community Church until recently. Also a former law enforcement officer, Jon Schorsch served as a police sergeant for the Port of Seattle Police Department (POSPD) for nearly two decades before retiring in 2007.

As the primary law enforcement agency for the Port of Seattle and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the POSPD serves as first responders to criminal activity within its jurisdiction. The agency, which was founded in 1972, currently includes more than 110 police officers in addition to 40 administrative personnel. …


A career public servant, Jon Schorsch is the holder of a JD from Seattle University School of Law. A medically retired police officer, Jon Schorsch served as sergeant of the Port of Seattle Police Department.

In October 2018 to commemorate breast cancer awareness month, Port of Seattle Police Department officers wore caps with pink lettering and some purchased special badges with pink ribbons to honor their loved ones who have battled the disease. Proceeds from the badges were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The goal of the campaign was to raise awareness of breast cancer and the need…


Jon Schorsch, a seasoned law enforcement professional, spent over 10 years investigating civil and criminal complaints as as a sergeant with the Port of Seattle Police Department. After retiring from the force, Jon Schorsch obtained a master’s in public administration from Seattle University (SU) and a juris doctor from the university’s School of Law.

The Access to Justice Institute (ATJI) at SU School of Law encourages law students to incorporate social justice principles into their law practice. The Institute connects students to pro bono internship opportunities, training sessions for community and civic-minded engagement, and fellowships.

One hallmark initiative of the…


Jon Schorsch is a medically retired police sergeant and public servant that holds a Juris Doctor from the Seattle University School of Law. As an attorney, Jon Schorsch has served on the staff at the King County Department of Public Defense in addition to successfully co-mediating a employment discrimination case and assisting with mediations in small claims court.

A settlement procedure, mediation occurs when two parties work with an impartial third party to resolve a dispute. Typically, mediation results in a settlement that is agreed upon by both parties.

Mediation is employed to settle a wide variety of disagreements that…


Former Port of Seattle police sergeant Jon Schorsch earned his JD from the Seattle University School of Law. Afterward, Jon Schorsch served as an intern at King County Department of Public Defense where he represented clients with misdemeanor charges.

Crimes in the state of Washington are classified by the Revised Code of Washington as either felonies or misdemeanors. Generally more serious crimes, felonies have severe punishments while misdemeanors are lesser crimes that have less severe punishments.

Divided into Class A, Class B, and Class C, felony punishments vary. Class A felonies carry a maximum prison sentence of life and/or a…


After working for the Port of Seattle Police Department as a sergeant and the head of marine boat and dive mission operations, Jon Schorsch obtained his JD from the Seattle University School of Law. In college, Jon Schorsch earned induction into Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Since its founding in 1901, Sigma Phi Epsilon has become one of the nation’s top fraternities. With more than 15,000 undergraduate members at 228 colleges across the nation, the fraternity supports personal development through its Balanced Man Program (BMP).

As the core of the membership experience in Sigma Phi Epsilon, BMP helps shape the hours members…


Jon Schorsch served as a police sergeant at the Port of Seattle Police Department from 1993 to 2007. In 2014, Jon Schorsch completed his juris doctor at the Seattle University School of Law, and went on to intern at the King County Department of Public Defense from August to December 2014.

The King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) provides legal representation to those who are charged with a crime but cannot afford an attorney. …

Jon Schorsch

Experienced in multiple aspects of labor and employment law, including negotiations and mediation, Jon Schorsch draws on a background in law enforcement.

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