Hon. Nancy Holtz (Ret.) comes to JAMS with over 30 years of experience as a Judge, attorney, and ADR practitioner. She is a member of JAMS Global Engineering and Construction panel and her practice includes a focus on construction litigation.
While on the Superior Court, Judge Holtz presided over all types of construction cases. Since leaving the bench to become a full time neutral in 2012, Judge Holtz has also mediated and arbitrated numerous construction claims involving owners, general and subcontractors, suppliers, design professional as well as related insurers.
- Neutral reviewer on numerous Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claims related to Superstorm Sandy
- Member of a three arbitrator panel in case arising out of gas infrastructure construction work involving trench work and paving; claims and counterclaims including breach of contract, termination for cause and/or convenience, over billing, lost profits and ramp up costs
- $3 million claim of improperly manufactured and installed windows throughout a condominium complex
- $2 million claim of multiple construction defects caused by water infiltration, improper installation of roof and windows on apartment complex
- $40 million dispute involving collapse of scaffolding resulting in multiple fatalities at construction of a college dormitory
- $10 million claim arising out of river widening project: damages for extra costs, and delay damages due to need to change dewatering method from construction pumping method to a deep well system and then well point system
- $5 million dispute regarding construction defects throughout condominium complex
- $12 million dispute regarding claims of construction and design defects in municipal building
- $2 million claim arising from renovations and repairs following a total fire loss to entire condominium complex. Issues addressed included economic loss doctrine, requirements for a derivative action, and validity of termination for convenience of general contractor
- $18 million dispute regarding indemnification and contribution claims arising out of settlement of power plant litigation
- $1.5 million residential construction dispute including construction and design defect claims, as well as scope of work claims
- $3 million renovation of a public school resulting in claims of construction defects