May 04, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.), a neutral for JAMS, will be honored tonight by Loyola Law School at its Orange County Alumni Reception at 6 p.m. at the Newport Beach Country Club. Judge Andler will be presented with the Distinguished Orange County Alumni Award, which is given to graduates in recognition of their professional and civic accomplishments. JAMS is also a Gold sponsor of the event, which has been held annually since 1998.
"This is a great honor,” said Judge Andler. “I am humbled and grateful that Loyola has chosen to recognize me for my time on the bench and my contributions to the legal community. Even though I am no longer a sitting judge, my mentoring activities, bar activities and support for our justice system will continue in my service as a neutral."
The award will also be presented to Hon. Richard E. Pacheco, Superior Court of California, Orange County; Tod W. Ridgeway, president of Ridgeway Development Company and Hon. Lawrence P. Yellin, Superior Court of California, Orange County.
Judge Andler joined JAMS Orange Resolution Center in January after more than 20 years on the Orange County Superior Court. She served on the Complex Civil Panel and served two terms as Presiding Judge of the Superior Court’s Appellate Division. She also developed the Early Legal Assessment program, which is similar to a confidential mediation offered by the courts where parties agree to have a neutral evaluate their case.
She has been honored many times by her peers for demonstrating excellence in her profession. She is a recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Judge of the Year award and was also named the Orange County Bar Association’s Business Law Section Trial Judge of the Year. She is also a past recipient Orange County Trial Lawyers’ Jerrold Oliver Award and in 2016, she was named Orange County Women Lawyers’ Judge of the Year.
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.