Boston – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. Allan van Gestel (Ret.) will receive the 2015 Samuel E. Gates Litigation Award. The honor is awarded to a lawyer or judge who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the improvement of the litigation process.
He will be presented with this award during the American College of Trial Lawyers annual meeting on October 2, 2015.
Justice van Gestel retired from the bench and joined JAMS in 2008. He has more than 50 years of experience handling complex civil litigation matters and is an expert at resolving business and commercial disputes. He served on the bench for more than 10 years and also served as the presiding Justice of the innovative Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court for seven years.
“We are so proud of Justice van Gestel for receiving this incredible honor from the American College of Trial Lawyers,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “It’s an amazing recognition and testament to Justice van Gestel and all the outstanding work he has done throughout his career.”
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.