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Illinois Appellate Court Judge Hon. Sheila M. O’Brien (Ret.) Joins JAMS

New Panelist Announcement
Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Sheila M. O’Brien (Ret.) to its panel. Justice O’Brien will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Appellate, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment, Government/Public Agency, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability.

Justice O’Brien served as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for 16 years and as an Illinois trial judge for 10 years. She authored nearly 150 published appellate opinions and hundreds more unpublished opinions on a wide range of issues and served as the Presiding Judge of her Division and on the Executive Committee of the Appellate Court.

As a trial judge, Justice O’Brien served in all the major areas of the trial courts, including civil, chancery, foreclosures, probate, family, criminal and juvenile.

“Justice O’Brien has served in nearly every division of the court and brings a wealth of legal experience with her to JAMS,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We know parties on both sides respect her tremendously and that she will make an excellent addition to our panel in Chicago.”

“Joining JAMS is a natural transition from the bench and I look forward to working with the talented panel and the skilled case managers in Chicago,” said Justice O’Brien.

Justice O’Brien graduated with her B.A. from University of Notre Dame and received her J.D. from University of Notre Dame Law School.

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.

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