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Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.) Honored With the Armenian Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

JAMS neutral honored with the Armenian Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements as founding member and contributions to the legal community

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Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.) was selected to receive the Armenian Bar Association’s top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes Judge Tevrizian’s achievements as a founding member of the association and the contributions he has made to the legal community throughout his esteemed career.

Judge Tevrizian joined JAMS in 2007 after serving more than 32 years of his legal career on both the federal and the state trial courts, where he served 22 of those years on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Additionally, he paved the way as the first Armenian American to be appointed to the federal bench.

Known for his ability to bring disparate groups together in even the most difficult situations, Judge Tevrizian takes an active role in case management and in settling cases, and has successfully resolved some of the nation’s most contentious and challenging disputes.

We are pleased to see Judge Tevrizian receive this prestigious honor. Throughout his career, he has made countless contributions to both his community and the legal profession, and we congratulate him on being recognized for the work he is so passionate about.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Judge Tevrizian was presented with the award at a ceremony during a gala held at the Armenian Bar Association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 28, in downtown Los Angeles. To learn more about the association, visit its website at

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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 28 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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