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Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Francisco

Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.) Joins JAMS in San Francisco

Former superior court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Stewart joins JAMS with decades of experience as a trial lawyer and trial court judge with the San Francisco Superior Court. Judge Stewart was appointed to the San Francisco Superior Court in 2000 and served 20 years with assignments in the civil and criminal divisions, juvenile hall and probate court, which included conservatorships, guardianships and the mental health court. He served as presiding judge of the Appellate Department and supervising judge of the Criminal Division, and he was elected presiding judge of the Superior Court in 2015.

Based in the San Francisco Resolution Center, Judge Stewart will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling disputes in business and commercial; construction defect; employment; estate, probate and trusts; insurance; personal injury and torts; professional liability; and real property.

Judge Stewart has earned a reputation for his comprehensive preparation and his fair and reasonable approach to resolving disputes. His ability to connect with the parties to get to the heart of the matter, along with his extensive knowledge of the law, will make him an excellent addition to our talented panel in San Francisco.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Stewart gained experience in a wide variety of practice areas during his 35 years as a trial lawyer. He tried over 35 jury trials to verdict.

I’ve found that the most effective way to resolve disputes is through preparing effectively and working closely with both parties to deeply understand every element of the case. I’m ready to use my skills and experience in this new role as a JAMS neutral in San Francisco.

- Hon. John K. Stewart (Ret.), JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Judge Stewart received his B.A. from Denison University and his J.D. from Stanford 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. John K. Stewart (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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