SAN JOSE – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Tamara Lopez, Esq. to its panel. Ms. Lopez will be based in the JAMS Silicon Valley Resolution Center and will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Employment, Estates/Probates/Trusts, Family Law, Government/Public Agency, Health Care, Personal Injury/Torts and Real Property.
Prior to joining JAMS, Ms. Lopez served as an independent mediator and government litigator. She has handled matters involving probate litigation and appeals, conservatorships, trusts, decedent estates, financial elder abuse, personnel, ADA compliance, juvenile dependency and appeals, public health, Public Records Act, school districts, general government, real property and contract law.
Ms. Lopez brings to her practice a wealth of substantive knowledge. She served in the Office of the County Counsel in Santa Clara County for more than 20 years, handling a broad range of disputes. Ms. Lopez most recently provided legal and litigation services for the Department of Health and Human Services Agency, including Adult Protective Services and the Public Administrator Guardian for probate conservatorship matters. Her other assignments included legal counsel to the Personnel Department, Risk Management, the Public Health Department, the Office of the Sheriff, the Department of Family and Children Services, the Medical Examiner’s Office and school districts.
“Tamara is well known for her intelligence, sound judgment, practicality and diligence,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her ability to communicate on a sophisticated level aids counsel and parties in resolving their disputes. We’re thrilled to have her join us.”
“I enjoy the challenge of bringing parties together and resolving their important disputes,” said Ms. Lopez. “I look forward to growing my ADR practice and working alongside the talented panelists and with the superior case management team.”
Ms. Lopez received her B.A. from California State University, Northridge and her J.D. from Brigham Young University 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.