Most recently Judge Lichtman served as head of the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Mandatory Settlement Program, where he resolved a number of high-profile cases, including some of the nation’s largest damages suits. He has also authored and lectured extensively in California and throughout the United States on topics including settlements, mediation confidentiality, mass torts, complex litigation, case management and class action certifications and settlements.
“Judge Lichtman has a reputation for being tenacious, thorough and innovative when resolving disputes,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He’s a widely respected judge in Southern California and we know he will make an excellent addition to our panel.”
“Serving as a judge in the Complex Civil Litigation Program and as head of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Settlement Program gave me invaluable experience that I can use in my new role at JAMS,” said Judge Lichtman. “I’m also excited to join the impressive panel of neutrals and work alongside the talented case management team.”
Judge Lichtman graduated with his B.A. cum laude from the University of Southern California and earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School. He also speaks Portuguese fluently and currently serves as a member of the Brazilian Consulate’s Conselho de Cidadão and the Brazilian California Chamber of Commerce.
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 280 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.