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JAMS Panelists Rank Prominently in Chambers USA 2011

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Irvine – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced that four of its neutrals, George D. Calkins II, Esq., Robert B. Davidson, Esq., Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq. and John W. Hinchey, Esq. were recognized in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

George Calkins, who was selected to Band 3 in Construction Mediation in California, was called "a major name in mediation.”

Robert Davidson, ranked in Band 1 in International Arbitration, was praised as "easy to work with and fantastically knowledgeable."

Ken Gibbs, also selected to Band 1 in Construction Mediation in California, was recognized for his expertise as a mediator and arbitrator and described as, “one of the best practitioners out there.”

John Hinchey was listed as a “Senior Statesman” for Construction in Georgia and mention of a recent $1 billion arbitration was included among his highlights for this past year.

Chambers and Partners is based in London and began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares legal directories, which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003 and ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country. The research is in-depth and client focused. The annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and is widely used by firms for referral purposes.

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 to 6. Qualities assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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

Featured People

Robert B. Davidson, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities
  • Surety
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
  • Real Property

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JAMS Senior Public Relations & Content Manager

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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