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JAMS Rated “Top ADR Provider” in The Legal Intelligencer’s Survey for 10th Consecutive Year

Company earns top ranking as best ADR provider; two JAMS neutrals named best individual mediator

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Philadelphia – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) worldwide, is pleased to announce that it once again earned the top ranking as the best ADR provider in The Legal Intelligencer’s Best Of survey for the 10th year in a row. In addition, JAMS was also named the best online ADR resource, and two JAMS neutrals—Hon. Diane Welsh (Ret.) and Hon. Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)—topped the Individual Mediator category. Judge Welsh has placed in the survey’s top two for the last nine years.

It is an honor for JAMS to be recognized by The Legal Intelligencer’s survey for the 10th year in a row. I also am happy to see Judge Welsh and Judge Rizzo acknowledged by the Pennsylvania legal community. Congratulations to them both on receiving these accolades.

- 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. Thomas M. Blewitt (Ret.)
  • Hon. William J. Furber, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.)
  • Hon. John J. Hughes (Ret.)
  • Hon. Patricia A. McInerney (Ret.)
  • Hon. James R. Melinson (Ret.)
  • Gregory P. Miller, Esq.
  • Hon. Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)
  • Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.
  • Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.)
  • Hon. Maria Marinari Sypek (Ret.)
  • Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.)
  • Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)


About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest 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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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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