September 15, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that it has been prominently recognized in the first U.S. News & World Report ranking of the legal services industry. As it has done for years with universities and hospitals, U.S. News, working with the leading attorney ranking company Best Lawyers, has now ranked law firms and legal services providers. Eight JAMS locations – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Orange, San Francisco and Santa Rosa – received first-tier rankings amongst ADR firms in their respective cities. Three more of JAMS centers also received rankings in the Second Tier list, which included Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
“To receive so many first-tier rankings from a U.S. News list is a true honor, and we are very pleased that our clients and peers have such a favorable opinion of our work,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We work hard to provide the best service possible and I’m proud that we have been recognized.”
In the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ranking, firms with the highest overall scores were included on metropolitan lists that covered as many as 81 practice areas in 171 metropolitan areas and seven states. Because firms were often separated by small differences in overall score, they have been tiered rather than ranked sequentially.
The first tier includes firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), etc. To be eligible for a metropolitan ranking, a firm had to have at least one lawyer listed in Best Lawyers.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 250 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.