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Hon. Carl W. (Bill) Hoffman (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Las Vegas

Former U.S. magistrate judge will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Las Vegas – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Carl W. (Bill) Hoffman (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Hoffman joins JAMS after serving eight years as a U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Nevada. In addition to handling hundreds of mediation and settlement conferences, he has substantial litigation and judicial experience.

Based in the Las Vegas Resolution Center, Judge Hoffman will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master and neutral evaluator in a wide variety of disputes, including business/commercial, civil rights, construction, education, employment, intellectual property, personal injury and real property.

With his experience as a trial lawyer as well as a judge, Judge Hoffman brings a balanced approach that enables him to effectively evaluate a wide range of cases. We’re looking forward to seeing him excel in this new role as a panelist at JAMS in Las Vegas.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Prior to becoming a federal judge, Judge Hoffman was the general counsel of the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, one of the largest school districts in the United States, where he litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts in matters involving civil rights, employment and labor, education, personal injury and construction. He was also appointed as a hearing officer for the Nevada Department of Personnel, where he arbitrated employee discipline and termination appeals. He additionally litigated numerous civil and administrative matters as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps.  

Much of my experience revolves around the ability to understand complex cases and to help parties resolve difficult disputes. I’m eager and excited to apply the skills I’ve honed throughout my career to this new role at JAMS.

-Hon. Carl W. (Bill) Hoffman (Ret.), JAMS Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master, and Neutral Evaluator 

Judge Hoffman received his B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder, earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and received an LL.M. from the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia.    

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.

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Hon. Carl W. Hoffman (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Property

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