Judge Jacobs-May has more than 20 years of judicial experience and most recently served as Presiding Judge of Santa Clara County Superior Court. Judge Jacobs-May was named “Outstanding Jurist of the Year” by the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 2010.
“Judge Jacobs-May has a reputation for handling sensitive cases involving longstanding relationships and for appreciating the interpersonal dynamics at play,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “She has a direct, fair and understanding style that is sought after in the ADR setting. We know she’ll make an excellent addition to the panel.”
“It’s been a wonderful honor serving the people of California for so many years,” said Judge Jacobs-May. “I’m excited to take on this new challenge in my professional career and continue utilizing my resolution skills.”
Judge Jacobs-May earned an A.B. with honors in psychology and received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkley. She has also taught extensively on mediation, resolution and settlement skills.
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.