Hon. Ignazio J. Ruvolo (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Northern California
April 30, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Ignazio J. Ruvolo (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Ruvolo will be based in Northern California and serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial; Civil Rights; Class Actions; Construction; Employment; Environmental; Insurance; Personal Injury/Torts; Probate, Estates and Trusts; Family Law; Intellectual Property and Real Estate/Real Property.
Justice Ruvolo joins JAMS following a distinguished 24-year career as a respected jurist. He served as presiding justice, California First District Court of Appeal, Division Four from 2006-2017 and associate justice, Division Two from 1996-2006. Prior to that, he served on the Contra Costa Superior Court.
“Having served as a justice, a judge, trial attorney and litigator, Justice Ruvolo’s vast experience makes him uniquely qualified as a neutral,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “We know he will make a great addition to our panel and are thrilled to have him join us.”
Justice Ruvolo began his legal career as a trial attorney with the Torts Section of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before transitioning to private practice with San Francisco firm Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon. As a trial attorney and litigator, he spent 17 years representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil matters.
“Throughout my career, I developed a passion for helping parties resolve disputes,” said Justice Ruvolo. “I look forward to joining the JAMS panel and continuing to do important ADR work.”
Justice Ruvolo has participated extensively in legal and judicial education, teaching students, lawyers and judges such topics as legal and judicial ethics and judicial and appellate process. Justice Ruvolo is a former adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy School of Law, Hastings College of the Law and Golden Gate University School of Law.
He received his A.B. from Rutgers College and his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from University of San Diego School of Law before earning his LL.M. from University of Virginia.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.