September 05, 2017
SILICON VALLEY – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of John R. (Jack) and Elizabeth A. Williams, Esq. to its panel. Both of them will be based in the JAMS Silicon Valley Resolution Center. Mr. Williams will serve as a mediator in a variety of disputes including Employment, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability. Ms. Williams will serve as a mediator in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Employment and Personal Injury/Torts.
For more than 50 years, Mr. Williams has served as a trial lawyer, a mandatory settlement conference pro tempore, an adjunct professor of law and as a mediator in the Bay Area. Prior to becoming a neutral, he specialized in insurance defense litigation for 30 years and was the founding partner of three law firms. Since becoming a full-time mediator nearly 20 years ago, Mr. Williams has successfully mediated thousands of cases.
Ms. Williams has been resolving disputes for more than 20 years and is highly regarded for her ability to focus on evaluation and settlement, while simultaneously managing the emotions and dynamics that can complicate the settlement process. Her fluency in Spanish has enabled her to conduct mediations with Spanish-speaking clients as well. Previously she worked in a high-tech corporation and in county government before establishing her private mediation practice in 2001.
“Jack is known for his tenacity, legal acumen and preparation,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Elizabeth has an excellent reputation for cutting to the heart of the matter and building bridges between parties, no matter the complexities or contentiousness involved in those cases. We’re thrilled to have them both join us in Silicon Valley.”
“I have long believed that ADR can resolve many of the most important matters and look forward to joining the gold standard of ADR providers and starting the next phase in my career,” said Mr. Williams.
“I’m excited to join JAMS where I can continue doing the important work of helping parties resolve their disputes and work alongside a panel of immensely talented neutrals,” said Ms. Williams.
Mr. Williams earned his B.A. from University of Iowa and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Williams earned her B.A. with honors from University of California, Davis and her J.D. from Santa Clara 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 nearly 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.