Mr. Calkins is a nationally recognized mediator and arbitrator with more than 35 years of legal experience. He has presided over hundreds of complex ADR proceedings involving diverse legal and factual issues and partnered with the courts to resolve numerous complex cases. Mr. Calkins is well respected for his knowledge and innovative settlement strategies in resolving business/commercial, engineering and construction, insurance coverage, partnerships, professional negligence, real estate, suretyship and related disputes.
“It’s a wonderful honor to receive the Flaig award,” said Mr. Calkins. “I’m humbled to be recognized by the LA County Bar Association and be included among some of the best construction lawyers in the industry.”
Criteria for the award includes personal achievement and legal excellence as a construction lawyer; practicing construction law ethically, honestly and enthusiastically; teaching other construction lawyers, directly and by example; and giving of time, talents and means to the community.
Considered by many to have been one of the best trial attorneys in Los Angeles, Mr. Flaig was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1987. He served as Chair of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and was active in the County Bar's Delegation to the State Bar Board of Governors. Mr. Flaig was named as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers in February 1998.
Previous JAMS recipients of the Robert B. Flaig award include Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
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