October 03, 2017
LOS ANGELES – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Richard D. Aldrich (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Aldrich will be based in the JAMS Los Angeles Resolution Center and will serve throughout California as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Construction Defect, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.
Justice Aldrich joins JAMS following a distinguished 26-year judicial career, most recently serving as an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Second District. Previously, he served on the Ventura County Superior Court. While on the bench, Justice Aldrich made significant contributions to the advancement of ADR and was instrumental in defining processes for complex case management.
“Justice Aldrich is known for his civility, professionalism and independent thinking,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His unique and impressive background allows him to work with parties and counsel in all kinds of disputes and identify creative solutions to resolve the matter. We know he will make a great addition to our panel and are thrilled to have him join us.”
“During my time on the bench, I made a point to understand the strengths and weaknesses in every case I managed, no matter the complexities involved,” said Justice Aldrich. “I have a passion for helping parties resolve their disputes and I look forward to starting the next chapter of my professional career at JAMS.”
Justice Aldrich received his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He frequently speaks on ADR-related topics and spent nearly 20 years on the faculty of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California where he taught “Civil Settlement Techniques.” He has also taught seminars on best practices in handling insurance claims.
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.