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JAMS California Construction Neutrals

JAMS California Construction Neutrals

Decades of Experience, Extensive Industry Knowledge

Our California panel includes many of the state’s most accomplished and respected construction neutrals: retired state and federal court judges, former litigators, in-house counsel and transactional attorneys, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals. Highly skilled in dispute resolution management, they serve as mediators, arbitrators, project neutrals and “rapid resolution” dispute resolvers in disputes and claims related to a wide range of construction, construction defect, engineering and infrastructure projects.

Our ADR professionals are proficient in the latest California case law and have resolved cases involving public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, architects, engineers, sureties, insurers, material manufacturers and suppliers, equipment suppliers, lenders, technical consultants, construction accountants and building code officials.

Laura C. Abrahamson, Esq., FCIArb
  • Accounting Finance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • International & Cross-Border
Hon. Richard D. Aldrich (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Robert A. Baines (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
Hon. Barry Baskin (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury & Torts
  • Real Property & Real Estate
Hon. Joseph F. Biafore, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
Viggo Boserup, Esq., CEDS*
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Alexander ''Lex'' Brainerd, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Federal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Telecommunications
Hon. David I. Brown (Ret.)
  • Health Care
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Terence Bruiniers (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
Richard E.  Buck, Esq.
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. William J. Cahill (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Hon. Jonathan H. Cannon (Ret.)
  • Accounting Finance
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Hon. Luis A. Cardenas (Ret.)
  • Education/Schools
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Wynne S. Carvill (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
Randall
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Richard Chernick, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Zela ''Zee'' G. Claiborne, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ben Davidian  (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Keith D. Davis (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.
  • Accounting Finance
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. John A. Flaherty (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Hon. Robert B. Freedman (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Insurance
Hon. David A. Garcia (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
  • Real Property
Shirish Gupta
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Rex Heeseman (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Ambassador (Ret.) David Huebner, FCIArb, C.Arb, FCollArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Telecommunications
Hon. Raymond J. Ikola (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Jamie Jacobs-May (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ellen Sickles James (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction/Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability/Malpractice
  • Real Estate/Real Property
Hon. John W. Kennedy, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ann Kough (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master & Discovery Referee
Hon. Richard Kramer (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Real Property
Gerald A. Kurland, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Surety
Stacy L. La Scala, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Cannabis
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
David S. Lee, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Charles Margines (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Charles
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Hon. Kevin E. McKenney (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Janet Lee
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Civil Rights
Hon. Franz E. Miller (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Lawrence R. Mills, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Lexi W. Myer-Wolfe, Esq.
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
Hon. Gary Nadler (Ret.)
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Real Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Michael G. Ornstil
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Donald R. Person, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Peter K. Rosen, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Elaine Rushing (Ret.)
  • Agribusiness & Food Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Cannabis
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Hon. Ronald M. Sabraw (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
Hon. Richard M. Silver (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. James L. Smith (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Gregory G. Spaulding, Esq.
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
Jerry Spolter, Esq.
  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Maritime/Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Jeane Struck, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Stephen J. Sundvold (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Cannabis
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Thomas J. Stipanowich, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • International & Cross-Border
Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Hon. David Thompson (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate and Real Property
  • US Center for SafeSport
Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Timothy R. Volkmann (Ret.)
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Business Commercial
Hon. James Ware, (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Hon. James L. Warren (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Hon. Elizabeth Allen White (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
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