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Hon. Jackson Lucky (Ret.) Joins JAMS in the Inland Empire

Hon. Jackson Lucky (Ret.) Joins JAMS in the Inland Empire

Former superior court judge and family law specialist joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee, judge pro tem and hearing officer

New Panelist Announcement

Riverside, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Jackson Lucky (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Lucky joins JAMS following 13 years as a judge with the Riverside County Superior Court. During that time, he presided over thousands of family law and unlimited civil cases.

Judge Lucky served as the supervising judge of the family law division for four years, where he developed multiple ADR programs, one of which has settled 90% of its cases year after year. In his civil assignment, he was a member of the court’s ADR Committee, where he helped develop and participated in multiple settlement programs. He also settled hundreds of family and civil cases.

Based in the Inland Empire Resolution Center, Judge Lucky will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee, judge pro tem and hearing officer, handling business and commercial, employment, family law, personal injury and torts, professional liability and real estate disputes. He is available to conduct sessions in person (adhering to reopening guidelines), as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.

Judge Lucky is highly respected and known for his work ethic, dedication and passion of the law. As an ADR advocate with extensive experience in family law, he brings the right blend of expertise to transition easily to becoming a JAMS neutral.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Lucky is a passionate technologist who has built and programmed computers for decades. His contributions to the computer programming website Stack Overflow put him in the top 11% of over 14 million worldwide users in 2021. Judge Lucky has been an instructor for multiple organizations on virtual ADR. He is sought after to teach lawyers and judges throughout California due to his ability to explain complex legal and technical topics in plain language.

Judge Lucky has been recognized by numerous bar associations for his distinguished service and leadership as a jurist. He was bestowed the Outstanding Jurist Award by the Leo. A. Deegan Inn of Court, named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Riverside County Barristers and jointly awarded the Family Law Legacy Award by the Riverside and San Bernardino bar associations. As the first Korean-American and first AAPI judge in Riverside County, he earned the Trailblazer Award from the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire.

With my experience and trust in the ADR process, I know that my preparation, attention to detail and ability to connect with people will help parties resolve their disputes. I’m grateful for this opportunity and am ready to draw upon my experiences to handle even the most complex matters.

- Hon. Jackson Lucky (Ret.)

Judge Lucky received his B.F.A. from DePaul University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the SCALE program at Southwestern 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 in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid 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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