January 10, 2018
San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Deborah S. Ballati, Esq. to its panel. Ms. Ballati will be based in the JAMS San Francisco Resolution Center. She will serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Construction, Engineering, Government/Public Agency and Insurance.
Ms. Ballati has been an attorney for more than 42 years dealing in civil and commercial matters and developed an expertise in construction and insurance coverage disputes.
As a litigator, Ms. Ballati represented parties in the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties and design professionals. She has substantial experience with delay and defect claims arising out of commercial and residential construction projects, in addition to contract drafting negotiations and related insurance matters.
Ms. Ballati has also represented policyholders in pursuing coverage under all types of insurance policies, including primary and excess general liability, environmental, property, professional liability and employment practice liability policies.
“Deb has developed an impeccable reputation among attorneys on both sides of the aisle,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her ability to build relationships and bridges with the key players make her an excellent addition to our panel. We look forward to her joining us in San Francisco.”
“I believe my unique background has provided me a great foundation to help parties resolve their disputes and I look forward to joining JAMS and starting this next phase in my professional career,” said Ms. Ballati.
Ms. Ballati received her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Ballati served as the first female president of American College of Construction Lawyers.
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.