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Retired Federal Judge Deanell Reece Tacha Joins JAMS

Former Chief Judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master

New Panelist Announcement

CHICAGO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Tacha will be based in the Chicago Resolution Center and will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master to resolve disputes in Civil Rights, Education/Schools, Employment, Environmental, Government/Public Agency, Indian Law, Personal Injury/Torts and Real Property.

Judge Tacha joins JAMS after more than 20 years of distinguished service on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, including seven years as Chief Judge of that court. On her retirement from the federal judiciary in 2011, Judge Tacha served as Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law.

She has significant experience in higher education as both an administrator and professor of law. She has taught in the areas of property law, oil and gas and administrative law.

Judge Tacha is known for her keen intellect, creative problem solving and ability to quickly grasp complex issues. Her background makes her a unique and talented neutral and we’re thrilled to have her join our panel.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

I enjoy the opportunity to work closely with parties and look forward to helping them resolve their most challenging disputes. I am excited to join JAMS and work alongside the immensely talented panel and case management team.

-Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha (Ret.), JAMS Arbitrator, Mediator, and Special Master

Judge Tacha received her B.A. from the University of Kansas, with honors, and her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.

About JAMS
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.

Featured People

Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury

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Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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