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Hon. James L. Stoelker (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

Hon. James L. Stoelker (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Silicon Valley

Former superior court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator and mediator

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. James L. Stoelker (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Stoelker brings over 45 years of experience in the legal profession. For a decade, Judge Stoelker presided in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, where he handled a wide variety of assignments, including civil trials, law and motion and civil case management, and settlement conferences. He also served as an all-purpose judge for family law. Judge Stoelker handled multiple civil jury and bench trials, which included commercial/business and real property cases.

Based in the Silicon Valley Resolution Center, Judge Stoelker will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling real property, insurance, family law, personal injury and torts, and business and commercial 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 Stoelker is known for his candor and sincerity, which have enabled him to get to the heart of many disputes. We are thrilled to have him bring his expertise and experience to the JAMS panel to help parties achieve resolution.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Stoelker was a principal for Mount & Stoelker for 22 years, specializing in civil litigation, with an emphasis on title insurance and real property litigation. He handled a variety of cases in both state and federal courts throughout California. His experience included transactional negotiation and documentation of commercial real property purchases, financing and leasing.

I’ve found that parties are most benefited by receiving guidance from someone who is grounded and experienced, and who listens carefully. I am looking forward to applying my skills and experience in my new role as a JAMS neutral.

- Hon. James L. Stoelker (Ret.)

Judge Stoelker received his B.A. from Santa Clara University 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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