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Barbara Spector, Esq., Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

Experienced mediator joins JAMS as an arbitrator, mediator, special master, and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Silicon Valley – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide, is pleased to welcome Barbara Spector, Esq., to its panel. Ms. Spector joins JAMS with over 40 years of experience as a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. In addition to her extensive experience in business, real estate, employment and personal injury matters in both state and federal courts, she has successfully argued a case of first impression before the California Supreme Court. She is a Harvard-certified mediator and negotiator who has received acclaim for her eminent career in alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Based in the JAMS Resolution Center in Silicon Valley, Ms. Spector will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master and neutral evaluator in a variety of disputes, including appellate, aviation, business/commercial, employment, government/public agency, insurance, real property and personal injury/tort.

Ms. Spector is recognized for her natural mediation and negotiation skills. She has conducted hundreds of mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences and early neutral evaluations, and we look forward to adding her expertise to the JAMS panel in Silicon Valley.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Ms. Spector is well known in the Santa Clara legal community, where her commitment to education and ethics earned her the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s highest honor, the Bryl Salsman Award.  She is also well known in the Los Gatos community as a council member and three-term mayor.

Ms. Spector received her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley; earned her M.A. in political science from San Jose State University; and obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University 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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Featured People

Barbara Spector, Esq.
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Business & Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Estate & Real Property

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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