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Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Boston

Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Boston

Former Massachusetts Superior Court judge will serve as arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

Boston – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan (Ret.) to its panel. Prior to joining JAMS, Judge Kaplan presided in the Business Litigation Section in the Massachusetts Superior Court for eight years.

Based in the Boston Resolution Center, Judge Kaplan will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling disputes in business and commercial, securities, construction, insurance, employment and real property.

Judge Kaplan has built a reputation on his thoughtful and fair approach to resolving a diverse range of disputes. In addition, his ability to manage multi-party matters with skill and ease will serve him well as a panelist with JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Prior to his appointment, Judge Kaplan practiced at the firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart for 31 years, where he chaired the securities litigation group and handled business, commercial and insurance matters. 

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on so many challenging matters, first as a lawyer and then as a judge. I am looking forward to using my skills and experience in my new role as a JAMS neutral in Boston.

- Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan (Ret.), JAMS Neutral

Judge Kaplan received his B.A., cum laude, from Colby College and his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School.

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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Featured People

Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Securities

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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