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The JAMS Federal Practice Group includes some of its most distinguished panelists, including retired and former federal judges, in addition to those with extensive experience in federal law issues.

Neutrals in our Federal Practice possess an invaluable body of legal knowledge and skill as mediators, arbitrators and special masters in Federal Law matters including, but not limited to:

  • Admiralty: Claims filed under the Jones Act, injuries aboard ship, vessel damage, claims for lost profits due to shipping delays and seagoing losses, U.S. Coast Guard proceedings related to marine casualties
  • Antitrust: Trade and commerce cases resulting from unfair business practices
  • Bankruptcy: Complex bankruptcy issues including non-dischargeability, fraudulent transfer suits, mortgage fraud, and lender liability
  • Class Action: Rule 23(a) Federal Class Actions Cases for a variety of practice areas like business commercial, employment, and securities
  • Employment: Disability discrimination and violation of the ADA, claims for breach of employment contract, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, gender, age, religious and race discrimination,wage and hour claims, Family and Medical Leave Act and tenure disputes
  • Environmental: Superfund and other cost allocations, environmental enforcement, insurance, RCRA, land use and siting controversies, real estate development and energy policy
  • Government: Cases involving federal, state, local, and international governmental entities as well as private parties
  • Intellectual Property: Breaches of contract, royalty, copyright, trademark, patent and licensing disputes
  • Securities: Disputes in the financial arena including securities and shareholder disputes as well as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases against banks, financial professionals, brokers, and directors and officers; stock options backdating disputes; and securities fraud and derivative actions
  • Tribal Law: Land claims, land use, treaty rights, gaming, tribal governance, water rights, inter-tribal claims and legal representation
James M. Amend, Esq.

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Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.)

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Ted E. Bandstra (Retired Chief US Magistrate Judge)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
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Hon. Stanley F. Birch, Jr. (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
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Hon. Edward A. Bobrick (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
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Alexander ''Lex'' Brainerd, Esq.

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Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)

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Hon. Bill H. Brister (Former)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
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Hon. Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Construction
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Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (Ret.)

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Hon. Rosalyn Chapman (Ret.)

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Hon. Charles N. Clevert, Jr. (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Securities
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Hon. David H. Coar (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
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Hon. Frank C. Damrell (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Insurance
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Hon. Michael H. Dolinger (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
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Hon. William F. Downes (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Energy/Utility
  • Federal Judge
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
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Hon. Robert Faulkner (Ret.)

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Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)

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Hon. Stephen E. Haberfeld (Ret.)

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Hon. David Warner Hagen (Ret.), FCIArb

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Harold Himmelman, Esq.

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Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Federal Judge
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
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Hon. John J. Hughes (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
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Hon. Roger T. Hughes (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Indian Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications
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Hon. Edward A. Infante (Ret.)

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Marvin E. Johnson, Esq.

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Civil Rights
  • Education/Schools
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Healthcare
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Hon. Jeff Kaplan (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Insurance
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Hon. Theodore H. Katz (Ret.)

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Hon. Arlander Keys (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Insurance Coverage
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Hon. George H. King (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
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Hon. Lawrence R. Leavitt (Ret.)

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Benson Everett Legg, Retired Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Maryland

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
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Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.)

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Lester J. Levy, Esq.

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Michael K. Lewis, Esq.

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Hon. John C. Lifland (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
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Hon. Eugene F. Lynch (Ret.)

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Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
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Hon. Harlan A. Martin (Former)

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Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)

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Hon. Carlos R. Moreno (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
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James F. Nagle, Esq.

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Hon. Margaret A. Nagle (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Insurance
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Hon. Randall J. Newsome (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental/Public Agency
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Hon. Philip M. Pro (Ret.)

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Martin Quinn

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Ronald Ravikoff, Esq.

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Steven W. Rhodes, Retired Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Intellectual Property
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Hon. Kathleen A. Roberts (Ret.)

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Hon. James Robertson (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Government/Public Agency
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Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

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Gerald E. Rosen, Retired Chief Judge, US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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  • General Biography
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Federal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
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Hon. James M. Rosenbaum (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
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Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Federal Judge
  • International
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
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Hon. Michael H. Schneider, Sr. (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Energy/Utility
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
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The Honourable J. Edgar Sexton, Q.C.

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Labour Relations
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Linda R. Singer, Esq.

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Frederic N. Smalkin, Retired Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Maryland

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  • General Biography
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
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Hon. Judith A. Snider (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Business/Commercial
  • Energy/Utility (Oil and Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Government/Public Agency
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Maritime/Admiralty
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Hon. Charles B. Swartwood, III (Ret.)

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Hon. Janice M. Symchych (Former)

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Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Education/Schools
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
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Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
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Hon. John K. Trotter (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
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Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.

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The Hon. Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C.

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  • General Biography
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Federal Judge
  • International
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Law (NAFTA)
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Hon. Curtis E. von Kann (Ret.)

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Hon. James Ware (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
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Hon. Diane Wayne (Ret.)

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Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.)

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  • General Biography
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
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Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)

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Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)

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Peter H. Woodin, Esq.

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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.