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What does JAMS stand for?

The Hon. H. Warren Knight (Ret.) founded J•A•M•S in 1979.  During that time our panel included retired judges and JAMS was an acronym for Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (J•A•M•S).  Since then, we have grown to welcome members of ENDISPUTE, Bates/Edwards, ADR Associates, and a diverse group of neutrals and associates. 

Through a combination of the expertise of our associates and distinguished neutrals and effective business practices, we have set the standard for ADR providers nationwide.  Now we are JAMS, a distinguished global panel of retired judges and attorneys with uncompromising objectivity who are capable of resolving the most complex disputes where the parties appear to be unyielding.

Local Solutions. Global Reach. TM

JAMS successfully resolves business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways of overcoming barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized, in-person, virtual and hybrid dispute resolution services through a combination of first class client service, the latest technology, top-notch facilities, and highly trained mediators and arbitrators. 


Innovating & Re-Imagining ADR

For the past four decades, JAMS has been at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), evolving and adapting to meet the needs of the legal industry as well as individuals and businesses operating in a changing landscape.