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Wendy Potts, Retired Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court, Joins JAMS in Detroit

New panelist will serve as an arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

 Detroit – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to welcome Wendy Potts, Retired Judge, Oakland County (Michigan) Circuit Court, to its panel. Judge Potts joins JAMS in Michigan after more than 20 years of distinguished service to the Oakland County judiciary, including terms as a trial judge on both the Probate Court and Circuit Court, where she served as chief judge for six years.

Based in the Detroit Resolution Center, Judge Potts will serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of disputes, including business/commercial, employment, estates/probate/trusts, family law, insurance, personal injury/torts and professional liability.

Judge Potts is known for her credibility and her strategic approach to managing complex cases. We’re confident that her background and experience will lend themselves well to our panel in Detroit.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Judge Potts served on the Oakland County Business Court since its inception in 2013 and contributed to making that court one of the best in the state for business/commercial disputes. From the founding of the business court to her retirement, Judge Potts engaged with those involved in business litigation about how her court could best respond to the challenges of complex litigation.

I’ve been an active member of the Michigan legal community for many years and am incredibly passionate about helping parties achieve resolution and closure. I view myself as a problem solver, which is why this path to JAMS feels like the logical next step in my career.

-Wendy Potts, Retired Judge, Oakland County (Michigan) Circuit Court, JAMS Arbitrator and Mediator

A past president of the Oakland County Bar Association, Judge Potts has lent her expertise and support to community dispute resolution organizations and has been active in the areas of domestic violence and juvenile justice. She is a founder of The RESTORE Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring funding for Oakland County’s drug courts and providing support for victims of addiction, and was a 2010 State Bar of Michigan Champion of Justice.

Judge Potts received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

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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Wendy L. Potts
  • Business & Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability

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Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

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