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Retired Federal Chief Judge James F. Holderman Joins JAMS in Chicago

New Panelist Announcement

Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Holderman will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. He will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Antitrust, Banking, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Franchise, Health Care, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Telecommunications disputes.

Prior to joining JAMS, Judge Holderman served on the U.S. District Court in Chicago for 30 years, seven years as the court’s Chief Judge. While on the bench, he resolved more than 10,000 cases in all areas of federal jurisdiction. In addition to resolving the cases on his assigned docket, Judge Holderman was selected by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) to coordinate and resolve numerous complex, class-action, multi-district cases.

Before joining the bench in 1985, Judge Holderman was a successful trial and appellate lawyer specializing in federal litigation as a partner with a predecessor to the law firm now known as Dentons, and served as an assistant U.S. attorney where he received multiple awards for distinguished service.

“Judge Holderman is widely respected for his work ethic, legal knowledge, wealth of experience and the practical way he resolves disputes,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We know he will make a terrific addition to our panel in Chicago.”

“I look forward to starting this next chapter in my professional career with the very best of ADR providers,” said Judge Holderman.

Judge Holderman received his B.S. from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and his J.D. from the University of Illinois, College of Law.

About JAMS
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.

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Hon. James F. Holderman (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Telecommunications

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JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

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