June 19, 2017
CHICAGO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Charles N. Clevert, Jr. (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Clevert will be based in the Chicago Resolution Center and will also be available throughout Wisconsin. He will serve as an arbitrator and mediator to resolve disputes in Bankruptcy, Business/Commercial, Civil Rights, Employment, Federal and Personal Injury/Torts and Securities matters.
Judge Clevert joins JAMS after nearly 40 years on the federal bench. He was the youngest federal bankruptcy judge in the U.S. and Wisconsin’s first African American federal judge. In 1996, he was appointed as District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and served as Chief Judge from 2009-2012. He has presided over many complex litigation cases, including civil rights and discrimination issues, contract disputes, ERISA litigation, wrongful termination, torts, product liability and securities fraud, among others.
“Judge Clevert’s 40-year tenure on the federal bench has earned him a reputation as an experienced mediator who has successfully settled cases in a wide range of practice areas,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We’re excited to have him join our panel as we expand our presence in the Midwest.”
“I am pleased to join JAMS,” said Judge Clevert. “I look forward to working with attorneys and their clients to resolve challenging disputes.”
Judge Clevert earned a B.A. from Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
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.