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Four JAMS Panelists Named Best Lawyers “Lawyers of the Year;” 28 Recognized as 2012 Best Lawyers in America

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IRVINE, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that four of its panelists were selected as 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” and 28 were recognized by Best Lawyers as Best Lawyers in America.

Hon. William L. Bettinelli (Ret.) was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year; John W. Hinchey, Esq. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Washington D.C. Arbitration Lawyer of the Year; Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Dallas Mediation Lawyer of the Year; and R. Wayne Thorpe, Esq. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Atlanta Mediation Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The lawyers honored with “Lawyers of the Year” were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers. The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. The Best Lawyers in America now lists 43,477 attorneys in 138 legal practice areas – 14 additional practice areas since the 2011 edition.

“JAMS is thrilled that the legal community has once again recognized and selected so many of our talented panelists for this list,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re proud to have this impressive group of neutrals on our team.”

The following JAMS neutrals were recognized as 2012 Best Lawyers in America:

  • Hon. William L. Bettinelli (Ret.)
  • Viggo Boserup, Esq.
  • Philip L. Bruner, Esq.
  • Hon. Howard S. Chasanow (Ret.)
  • Richard Chernick, Esq.
  • Zela G. Claiborne, Esq.
  • Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.
  • Bruce A. Edwards, Esq.
  • David Geronemus, Esq.
  • Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • John W. Hinchey, Esq.
  • F. Carlton King, Jr. Esq.
  • James E. McGuire, Esq.
  • Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.
  • Hon. Edward A. Panelli (Ret.)
  • Albert M. Pearson III, Esq.
  • Hon. Jonathan C. Peters (Former)
  • Lawrence W. Pollack, Esq.
  • Alexander S. Polsky, Esq.
  • John J. (Jack) Quinn, Esq.
  • Hon. James V. Ryan (Ret.) 
  • Margaret L. Shaw, Esq.
  • Linda R. Singer, Esq.
  • Jerry Spolter, Esq.
  • Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)
  • Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)
  • R. Wayne Thorpe, Esq.
  • Hon. John K. Trotter (Ret.)
  • Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.
  • Maria C. Walsh, Esq.
  • Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.)
  • Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
  • John Wilkinson, Esq.
  • Michael D. Young, Esq.

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 270 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.

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Viggo Boserup, Esq., CEDS*
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Philip L. Bruner, Esq.
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Richard Chernick, Esq.
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Zela ''Zee'' G. Claiborne, Esq.
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Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.
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David Geronemus, Esq.
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Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
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F. Carlton King, Jr., Esq.
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James E. McGuire, Esq.
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Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.
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Hon. Jonathan C. Peters (Former)
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  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
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  • Real Property
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Lawrence W. Pollack, Esq.
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  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
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Hon. James V. Ryan (Ret.)
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Linda R. Singer, Esq.
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Jerry Spolter, Esq.
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  • Construction Defect
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Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)
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  • Employment Law
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  • Product Liability
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Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)
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  • Civil Rights
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  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
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R. Wayne Thorpe, Esq.
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Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.
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Maria C. Walsh, Esq.
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Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.)
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  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
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Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
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  • Civil Rights
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  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
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Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
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Michael D. Young, Esq.
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