September 12, 2017
CHICAGO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Nancy J. Katz (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Katz will be based in the Chicago Resolution Center and will serve as an arbitrator and mediator to resolve Family Law disputes.
Judge Katz brings 34 years of experience as a lawyer and judge to her JAMS practice. She has focused exclusively on family law issues for the last 22 years, including 17 years as an Associate Judge on the domestic relations bench in Cook County. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Katz served as Assistant General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
A recipient of the prestigious Samuel Berger award, Judge Katz is a sought-after educator in family law issues for judges, attorneys and the general public.
“Judge Katz has an outstanding reputation for fairness, integrity and creative problem solving,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Clients across the bar respect and enjoy working with her. We’re thrilled to have Judge Katz join our panel in Chicago.”
“This work is very important to me,” said Judge Katz. “I know how emotional and complicated family law cases can be and pride myself on working well with the parties to find the best possible resolution. I look forward to building my ADR practice and joining the talented panel in Chicago.”
Judge Katz earned a B.A. from Northeastern University and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College 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.