San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Judge James Larson (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Larson will be based in the JAMS San Francisco Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Business/Commercial, Civil Rights, Class Action/Mass Tort, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability.
Judge Larson was a Federal District Court Magistrate Judge for 14 years and was Chief Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of California from 2005 to 2010. On the bench, he oversaw more than 1,500 mediations and settlement conferences in all types of federal civil cases.
“Judge Larson has earned a reputation for being fair, effective and quickly identifying the crucial details of the case,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His extensive experience both as a judge and settlement master will make him an excellent addition to the panel.”
“I recognized the importance of ADR long ago and sought to utilize it as much as possible while on the bench,” said Judge Larson. “I look forward to applying the ADR skills I have developed in my new role at JAMS.”
Judge Larson received a B.A. from Stanford University and earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.
He has also taught ADR through the federal court system and around the world.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 270 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.