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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 Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Energy Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
  • International & Cross-Border
Hon. Richard D. Aldrich (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Robert A. Baines (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Deborah S. Ballati, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
Hon. Barry Baskin (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
Hon. Joseph F. Biafore, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
Viggo Boserup, Esq., CEDS*
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
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
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury and Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Terence Bruiniers (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
Hon. William J. Cahill (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Energy Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Estates 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 and Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Franchise
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Hon. Luis A. Cardenas (Ret.)
  • Education/Schools
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and 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
  • Family Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • 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
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Entertainment and 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.
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Energy/Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Hon. Candace Cooper (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Negligence
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ben Davidian  (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Government/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Keith D. Davis (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Ross W. Feinberg, Esq.
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. John A. Flaherty (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Robert B. Freedman (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.
  • Agribusiness Food
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. David A. Garcia (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
  • Real Property
Shirish Gupta
  • Antitrust Competition Law
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • 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/Utility
  • 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
  • Estates/Probate/Trust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Ellen Sickles James (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction/Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • 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
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Keith D. Koeller, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Ann Kough (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Richard Kramer (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Gerald A. Kurland, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • 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
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • 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 Estate & Real Property
Hon. Charles
  • Antitrust
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
Hon. Kevin E. McKenney (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Janet Lee
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Franz E. Miller (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Lawrence R. Mills, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Lexi W. Myer-Wolfe, Esq.
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Wildfires
  • 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
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity Data Breach
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
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Donald R. Person, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environmental
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
Peter K. Rosen, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Ronald M. Sabraw (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
Hon. Richard M. Silver (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property/Real Estate
Hon. James L. Smith (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
Gregory G. Spaulding, Esq.
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
Jerry Spolter, Esq.
  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Maritime/Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and 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/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Stephen J. Sundvold (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Thomas J. Stipanowich, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering and Construction
  • International & Cross-Border
Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Personal Injury/Torts
Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and 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
  • Banking
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. Randa M. Trapp (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
Hon. James Ware, (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Hon. James L. Warren (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Energy/Utility
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Elizabeth Allen White (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Real Property
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