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Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Former district judge rejoins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Washington, D.C. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina (Ret.) has decided to return to its panel. Prior to JAMS, Judge Urbina served on superior and federal courts in the District of Columbia for 31 years.

Based in the Washington, D.C., Resolution Center, Judge Urbina will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling disputes in business and commercial, construction, employment, governmental and public agency, insurance, intellectual property and professional liability.

Judge Urbina served 18 years as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and issued well over 1,000 memorandum opinions. In 1981, he became the first Latino to be appointed to the bench in the District of Columbia.

Judge Urbina has been acknowledged by many for his commitment and dedication to the law. His success has made him a valuable panelist to JAMS, and I am extremely happy to welcome Judge Urbina back to the Washington, D.C., panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

During his 13 years on the superior court, Judge Urbina garnered distinction for his handling of complex civil and criminal litigation. He managed one of the court’s most demanding trial assignments, handling a complex civil litigation calendar and heading the court’s family division. 

Over the years, I have found great success being able to connect and work closely with parties to find creative resolutions. I am looking forward to rejoining JAMS as a neutral.

- Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina (Ret.)

Judge Urbina received a B.A., with honors, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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 nearly 400 neutrals and 28 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. Ricardo M. Urbina (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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