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Hon. William S. Duffey (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Atlanta

Experienced judge and litigator joins JAMS as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master

New Panelist Announcement

Atlanta – JAMS, the largest private provider of ADR services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. William S. Duffey (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Duffey will be based in the Atlanta Resolution Center and will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a wide variety of disputes, including antitrust, civil rights, class actions, employment, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury and products liability.

Judge Duffey joins JAMS following a distinguished career on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Duffey served as a United States Attorney in Atlanta, where he managed all civil cases brought on behalf of or against the United States, including qui tam, medical malpractice and personal injury actions, as well as all criminal prosecutions.

Judge Duffey has built his reputation on his ability to grasp complex facts and handle cases with objectivity and patience. I’m happy to welcome him to the JAMS team and know that he will be an excellent addition in Atlanta.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Earlier in his career, Judge Duffey was a partner at King & Spalding, specializing in complex commercial, banking and government fraud, and product liability matters. He also had a substantial practice in conducting complex internal corporate investigations, giving him unique insights into company and agency internal operations, organization, cultures and leadership.

Dispute resolution requires objectivity, commitment and innovation, and I welcome the opportunity to help guide parties in the resolution process. I look forward to performing this role and offering my perspective and insight based on what I’ve learned from over 40 years as a judge and litigator.

-Hon. William S. Duffey (Ret.), JAMS Arbitrator, Mediator, and Special Master

Judge Duffey received his B.A. in English, with Honors, from Drake University, and he earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 27 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases every year.

JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.

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JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

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