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Howard A. Herman, Esq., Joins JAMS in San Francisco

Howard A. Herman, Esq., Joins JAMS in San Francisco

Recognized ADR leader joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

San Francisco — JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Howard A. Herman, Esq., to its panel. Mr. Herman joins JAMS after leading the highly regarded ADR program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco for more than 23 years.

Mr. Herman has worked as a mediator, mediation trainer and developer of ADR programs since 1985. He has mediated thousands of disputes covering a wide range of case types. He specializes in matters involving high emotion and complex power dynamics.

Based in the San Francisco Resolution Center, Mr. Herman will serve as a mediator, arbitrator,  special master/referee and neutral evaluator in a variety of disputes, including employment, business and commercial, civil rights, ADA access, insurance, environmental, copyright, trademark  and personal injury.

Mr. Herman is known for his dedication, integrity and fairness when it comes to helping parties resolve their matters. We are honored that Mr. Herman will be joining the esteemed panel in San Francisco.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Mr. Herman began his ADR career at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he explored the benefits of appellate mediation. He then served as the first director of ADR programs at the Contra Costa (County) Superior Court before moving to the Northern District.

I am passionate about customizing my approach to the needs of each case, and am devoted to helping the parties find practical solutions to all kinds of disputes. I am looking forward to applying my background and knowledge to this exciting new role as a JAMS neutral.

- Howard A. Herman, Esq., JAMS Neutral

Mr. Herman received an A.B., with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D., from the University of California, Hastings College of the 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 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

Howard A. Herman
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Training & Teaching

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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