July 23, 2019
Retired United States Magistrate Judge to Serve as Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master and Neutral Evaluator
Las Vegas – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to welcome Hon. Peggy A. Leen (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Leen joins JAMS after serving more than 18 years as a United States magistrate judge in the District of Nevada, where magistrate judges are utilized to the full extent of their jurisdictional authority. Magistrate judges in the District of Nevada conduct 100% of the district’s ADR, and as a result, Judge Leen has conducted more than 900 settlement conferences and early neutral evaluations in the last 18 years, settling hundreds of cases.
Based in the Las Vegas Resolution Center, Judge Leen will serve as a mediator, arbitrator, special master and neutral evaluator in a variety of practice areas, including business/commercial, civil rights, employment, health care, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury/torts and professional liability.
“Judge Leen is known for her thorough preparation, candor and ability to firmly grasp and understand the complexities and legal issues surrounding each case,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “She brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the JAMS panel, and we’re thrilled she is joining us.”
Before appointment to the bench, Judge Leen was a trial lawyer for more than 20 years, litigating both civil and criminal cases. As a civil trial lawyer, she litigated primarily multi-party, complex litigation, including construction, product liability, mass disaster, toxic tort/PCB, nuclear radiation, employment, insurance/insurance bad faith, eminent domain, malpractice and commercial/business matters.
“I am looking forward to applying the skills that I’ve developed as a settlement judge and mediator to this new role as a neutral at JAMS,” Judge Leen said. “This feels like a natural progression of my career, and I am focused on and passionate about helping parties successfully resolve their disputes.”
Judge Leen received her B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned her J.D. from the University of San Diego 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 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.