Skip to main content
Hon. Russell Lloyd (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Houston

Hon. Russell Lloyd (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Houston

Former court of appeals judge joins JAMS as arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

Houston – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Russell Lloyd (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Lloyd recently joined JAMS after serving on the Texas First Court of Appeals. He brings more than 40 years of legal experience to JAMS, including 16 years on the bench in both trial and appellate courts.

Judge Lloyd’s service on the First Court of Appeals was preceded by 10 years as judge of the 334th District Court in Harris County, Texas, where he presided over more than 300 jury trials. He has decades of civil trial and appellate experience with prestigious Houston law firms and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, concentrating on admiralty, class actions, employment, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial and contract disputes in state and federal courts across the United States.

Based in the Houston Resolution Center, Judge Lloyd will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling business and commercial, personal injury and torts, construction, employment, energy and utilities, environmental, health care, real property, insurance, accounting and finance, and government and public agency disputes.

Judge Lloyd brings unique perspective and a wealth of experience to this new role as a neutral at JAMS. His 20 years of military service has provided him with a valuable perspective along with the ability to make decisions under pressure. We are thrilled to have him join JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Judge Lloyd is a former paratrooper, Vietnam veteran, JAG officer and military judge. He also served as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he participated in more than 200 jury trials.

My experience on both sides of the docket gives me the ability to understand and appreciate the positions taken by all parties in a dispute. I am eager to use the skills I’ve honed over the years in this new capacity as a JAMS neutral in Houston.

- Hon. Russell Lloyd (Ret.), JAMS Neutral

Judge Lloyd received his B.A. from the University of Houston and his J.D. from the University of Texas 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.

More information is available at, and you can connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and our JAMS ADR blog.

Featured People

Hon. Russell Lloyd (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

Scroll to top