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California Mediators and Arbitrators

California Mediators and Arbitrators

Please Welcome Our Newest California Mediators and Arbitrators

Since 1979, JAMS has been a destination for many of California’s most respected and accomplished alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners. JAMS California neutrals have played a major role in making us the world’s largest ADR provider and one of the industry’s premier innovators and thought leaders. We expect our latest group of panelists to continue that trend. They include retired judges, former civil litigators, in-house counsel and other ADR professionals with extensive experience handling a wide range of complex and significant cases in California, including intellectual property, technology and AI disputes, construction, health care, employment, insurance, family law and more. JAMS California neutrals serve as mediators, arbitrators, neutral evaluators, discovery referees, special masters and temporary judges. They augment their deep knowledge of California case law and ADR with ongoing training and are adept at conducting seamless in-person and virtual proceedings.

Learn more about our latest neutrals below.

Hon. Marla O. Anderson (Ret.)
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Business Commercial
Hon. Jeffrey S. Brand (Ret.)
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Jill Fannin (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Robert D. Foiles (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Estate Probate Trusts
Marc Alan Fong, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Class Action
  • Construction/Construction Defect
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Estate/Probate/Trust
  • Personal Injury
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment
  • Real Estate/Real Property
  • Common Interest Development Law
Michael A. Jacobs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Commercial
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
Tamara Lange
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Patricia M. Lucas (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
Hon. Sandra Margulies (Ret.)
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
Edith R. Matthai
  • Professional Liability
  • Business Commercial
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Family Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate
Donna Marie Melby, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
Hon. Gary Nadler (Ret.)
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
Hon. Bernard G. Skomal (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Gregory G. Spaulding, Esq.
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
Claude M. Stern, Esq.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Defect and Licensing Disputes
  • Entertainment & Sports
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