Before joining JAMS, Ms. Lavelle was a partner at Duane Morris where she represented owners, financial institutions, contractors and other businesses. Her practice involved complex real estate, commercial and construction projects, including resolving disputes arising in commercial and government construction projects, ownership, management and valuation of real property, legal malpractice disputes and fraud claims and a variety of other matters.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lavelle was among the first settlement judges selected by the Nevada Supreme Court as part of its ADR program. She established an arbitration and mediation practice while she was a litigator and drafted legislation promoting mediation and arbitration for common interest community disputes.
“Eleissa is highly regarded for her construction and real estate expertise, intellect and fairness,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her ability to resolve even the most complex and contentious disputes will make her a tremendous addition to the Las Vegas panel.”
“I have been fortunate to have gained valuable ADR experience throughout my career and I look forward to utilizing those skills at JAMS,” said Ms. Lavelle. “I’m also excited to join the impressive panel and work with talented case management team in Las Vegas.”
Ms. Lavelle graduated with her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Utah, Phi Beta Kappa, and received her J.D. from University of Utah College of Law.
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.