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JAMS mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation.  JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including mediation, arbitration, special master, discovery referee, project neutral, and dispute review board work.

Recent News

Hon. William L. Downing (Ret.) Awarded by Council on Public Legal Education

January 23, 2018SEATTLE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Hon. William L. Downing (Ret.) was awarded the 2018 Flame of Democracy Award. The award recognizes significant contributions made to the public’s understanding of the law, democracy and the legal system. It has been awarded periodically since its inception in 2002.


JAMS Panelist Cathy Yanni Named as a Special Master in Opioid MDL

January 17, 2018San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of ADR services worldwide, is proud to announce that Cathy Yanni has been appointed a Special Master of the Opioid Multi-District Litigation.


Hon. William J. Elfving (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

January 16, 2018Silicon Valley – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. William J. Elfving (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Elfving will be based in the JAMS Silicon Valley Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Employment, Family Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.


JAMS Foundation

The Mission of the JAMS Foundation

JAMS, the nation’s premier provider of commercial dispute resolution services, established the non-profit JAMS Foundation to provide financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national and international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest.

Funded entirely by contributions from JAMS, JAMS neutrals and employee associates, the Foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), support education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, promote innovation in conflict resolution, and advance the settlement of conflict worldwide.

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