September 12, 2016
New York – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Demarest will be based in the JAMS New York Resolution Center. She will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Employment, Environmental, Family Law, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Professional Liability and Real Property.
Prior to joining JAMS, Justice Demarest served as Presiding Justice of the Commercial Division, Supreme Court, Kings County from its inception in 2002 until 2016. Under her leadership, the Commercial Division became one of the most influential commercial courts in the country.
Prior to her term at the Supreme Court, Justice Demarest served as a judge for five years in the Family Court of the State of New York where she gained expertise in matrimonial and family law matters. She was a member of the New York State Bar Association Task Force on CLE and is a frequent lecturer for New York State Bar Association CLE courses.
“Justice Demarest is a revered and universally respected figure in the judiciary,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “She comes to JAMS with a deep understanding of what’s required to resolve disputes and is known for her extensive preparation for each case she manages. We look forward to her joining us in New York.”
“I believe my unique and varied background has provided me a great foundation to help parties resolve their disputes and I look forward to joining JAMS and starting this next phase in my professional career,” said Justice Demarest.
Justice Demarest received her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. magna cum laude from New York Law School.
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 350 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.