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JAMS Rated “Top ADR Provider” Nine Consecutive Years in Legal Intelligencer Survey

JAMS neutrals recognized in Legal Intelligencer "Best of" Survey

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PHILADELPHIA – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is pleased to announce that it came in first place among Alternative Dispute Resolution providers in the ninth annual Legal Intelligencer “Best of” Survey. Additionally, Hon. Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.) ranked first and Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.) placed second in the “Best Individual Mediator” category.  JAMS has ranked first every year since the survey launched in 2010.

We are very proud to have received this honor once again from Pennsylvania’s legal community. Additionally, this is a very well-deserved recognition for Judge Rizzo and Judge Welsh’s commitment to mediation and their impressive legal careers.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

The survey ranked the top three ADR firms and mediators, as voted by the publication’s readers.

The Philadelphia Resolution Center includes the following neutrals:

  • Hon. Edward G. Biester, Jr., (Ret)
  • Hon. Thomas M. Blewitt (Ret.)
  • Robert B. Davidson, Esq.
  • Hon. William J. Furber (Ret.)
  • Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.)
  • Hon. John J. Hughes (Ret.)
  • Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)
  • Jed D. Melnick, Esq.
  • Gregory P. Miller, Esq.
  • Hon. Randall J. Newsome (Ret.)
  • Hon. Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)
  • Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.
  • Hon. Frederic N. Smalkin (Ret.)
  • Hon. Maria Marinari Sypek (Ret.)
  • Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Michael D. Young, Esq.

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 more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267. More information is available at and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Featured People

Hon. Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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