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Hon. Elizabeth Loredo Rivera (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Chicago

Former Cook County judge and family law specialist joins JAMS as arbitrator and mediator

New Panelist Announcement

Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Elizabeth Loredo Rivera (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Loredo Rivera joins the JAMS family law practice in Chicago after 24 years of service on the Cook County bench. Judge Loredo Rivera presided over a trial calendar in the Domestic Relations Division from 2002 until her retirement in 2022, as well as a post-decree calendar in the same division from 2000 to 2002.

Based in the Chicago Resolution Center, Judge Loredo Rivera will serve as an arbitrator and mediator specializing in family law disputes. She is available to conduct sessions virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.

Judge Loredo Rivera is highly skilled and known for her understanding of the dynamics of family law. With her litigation, judicial and settlement experience, we are confident that she will make an excellent addition to the JAMS panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Loredo Rivera has extensive experience in family law matters, having heard hundreds of motions, arguments and trials. The trials over which she presided included hotly contested custody and child relocation issues, large estates and substantial business holdings.

The most rewarding aspect of my judicial career was helping many families reach settlements. I’m extremely pleased that I get to continue doing this as a neutral at JAMS.

- Hon. Elizabeth Loredo Rivera (Ret

Judge Loredo Rivera received her J.D. from John Marshall 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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