SACRAMENTO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Robert Hight (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Hight will be based in the JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center. He will serve as a mediator and arbitrator and in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Construction Defect, Employment, Environmental, Family Law, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.
Judge Hight joined JAMS after a distinguished career on the Sacramento County Superior Court bench. He worked for 28 years at the State Lands Commission serving as Staff Counsel, Chief Counsel and as Executive Officer. Prior to being appointed to the bench in 2003, he was Director of the California Department of Fish and Game.
Drawing on his extensive state government experience, Judge Hight is the consummate deal-maker. Known for his laser-focus, creative problem solving skills and keen ability to reach common ground with parties, Judge Hight is described by attorneys as polite, honest and fair.
“Judge Hight’s work while he served as the Presiding Judge demonstrates his desire to provide access to resolution that is efficient and effective,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He is lauded for improving the courts’ administrative procedures, specifically for his efforts to reduce the court’s backlog. We’re thrilled to have him join us in Sacramento.”
“I really enjoy helping parties resolve their disputes and joining JAMS allows me to continue doing this important work,” said Judge Hight. “I’m excited to work alongside the talented panelists in Sacramento and start this next chapter of my career.”
Judge Hight received his B.A. from Pacific University in Oregon and his J.D. from Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.