Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Stuart E. Palmer (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Palmer 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 Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Employment, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property disputes.
Justice Palmer joined JAMS after serving for more than 20 years as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court and Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Throughout his career, Justice Palmer presided over trials and settlements of the most complex matters that came before the courts, including thousands of civil and criminal matters at all stages of litigation. As a chancery judge and an appellate justice, Justice Palmer received consistent high praise for his handling of a wide variety of complex commercial disputes.
The National Judicial College certified Justice Palmer in mediation in 2006. He participated in countless settlement conferences, often working late into evenings to facilitate mutually agreeable resolutions to difficult matters. As a result, he was frequently called upon to conduct settlement conferences in cases assigned to other judges upon their request and the request of counsel.
“Justice Palmer is known for utilizing pretrial settlement, as well as arbitration, to help clients avoid the expense and delay of litigation,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We know he will be a great addition to our panel in Chicago and we look forward to him joining us.”
“I pride myself on quickly recognizing and understanding barriers to settlement in order to help the parties work through them,” said Justice Palmer. “It has always been my goal to find the best possible resolution for the parties, enabling them to avoid the delay, expense and the uncertainty of litigation. I’m excited to continue to do so at JAMS.”
Justice Palmer received his B.A. cum laude from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and his J.D. from Northwestern University 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 more than 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.