A judge in Fulton County since 1988, Judge Westmoreland served for more than six years in the Family Court Division and was involved in the creation of the Business Court Division in 2005. He was that Division’s first full-time judge and has been a senior judge on the Business Court since 2011.
In 2015, Judge Westmoreland also assisted in gaining designation of the Fulton County Business Court Division as a specialized court to provide assistance in aid of international commercial arbitrations and to facilitate the prompt enforcement of international arbitral awards.
“He is known for his patience, persistence and calm demeanor, along with his extensive experience resolving even the most complex, sensitive and emotional matters,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We look forward to him joining our panel in Atlanta.”
“JAMS offers the best in ADR services and I am excited to continue utilizing my dispute resolution skills in this next step of my professional career,” said Judge Westmoreland.
Hon. Mel Westmoreland received his B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.
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