Judge Epstein joined JAMS after serving for 15 years as an Illinois circuit and appellate judge. As a circuit judge presiding over a chancery call and as an appellate judge, Judge Epstein has conducted countless settlement conferences on a broad range of complex business and commercial matters. Before his time on the bench, Judge Epstein earned recognition as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
“Judge Epstein is one of the most respected judges in Chicago,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He has a reputation for careful preparation and working well with both sides. We’re thrilled to have him join our panel in Chicago.”
“I believe mediated solutions serve the needs of lawyers and litigants by easing the time, expense and risks associated with litigation,” said Judge Epstein. “I look forward to joining the exceptional team in Chicago.”
Judge Epstein received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.