Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that three of its panelists were selected as Lawyers of the Year and 43 of its panelists were recognized by Best Lawyers as 2014 Best Lawyers in America.
Bruce A. Edwards, Esq. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 San Francisco Mediation “Lawyer of the Year;” John W. Hinchey, Esq. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Atlanta Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year;” and Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.) was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Philadelphia Mediation “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive, peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers honored with “Lawyers of the Year” were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers. The lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. The 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 50,178 attorneys in 128 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
“JAMS is honored that the legal community has chosen so many of our talented panelists for this esteemed list,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re very proud of the exceptional neutrals on our team.”
The following JAMS neutrals were recognized as 2014 Best Lawyers in America:
Hon. William L. Bettinelli (Ret.)