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Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

Former Santa Clara County Superior Court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master and discovery referee

New Panelist Announcement

Silicon Valley – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.) to its panel. Prior to joining JAMS, Judge Pierce spent 15 years as a judge for the Santa Clara County Superior Court, primarily handling civil litigation matters. Before joining the bench, he worked for 30 years in private practice as a litigation attorney.

Based in the Silicon Valley Resolution Center, Judge Pierce will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master and discovery referee, handling disputes in business and commercial, personal injury and torts, employment, insurance, construction, construction defects, professional liability, pharmaceuticals and mass torts.  

Judge Pierce is strong supporter of ADR and understands how to best apply his skills and expertise to help parties achieve resolution. He has handled cases in virtually every area of the law, and we are looking forward to seeing him apply his background as a neutral at JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Initially appointed to the superior court in 2005, Judge Pierce spent five years in drug treatment court, where he worked with people from all backgrounds. The remainder of his tenure in superior court was in the civil division. He spent five years as a case manager and five years as a trial judge.

I have found that the key to resolution is being able to intently listen to the parties and to encourage them to listen to each other. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing parties work together to come to a resolution. I’m thrilled to be joining JAMS as a neutral alongside the talented panelists in Silicon Valley.

- Hon. Mark H. Pierce (Ret.), JAMS Neutral

Judge Pierce received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and his J.D from Santa Clara University School of Law.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

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

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconferencing and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings.

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Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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