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Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Chicago

Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Chicago

Former circuit court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator and special master/referee

New Panelist Announcement

Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Jacobius joins JAMS in Chicago following a distinguished 31-year career as a Cook County Circuit Court judge, including service as presiding judge in both the Chancery and Domestic Relations divisions.

Judge Jacobius has extensive experience in family law matters and spent 20 years in the Domestic Relations Division, including 10 years as presiding judge. During that time, he heard hundreds of motions and arguments, and presided over scores of trials involving custody, large estates and substantial business holdings. As the head of one of the nation’s busiest family court dockets, Judge Jacobius brought increased civility and efficiency to the handling of domestic relations matters in Cook County.

Based in the Chicago Resolution Center, Judge Jacobius will serve as an arbitrator and mediator, handling administrative law, business/commercial, civil rights, class action, employment, family law, insurance and real property 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 Jacobius has built a reputation as an advocate of people as well as for the practice of ADR. He brings a keen wit, a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a passion for resolving even the most difficult matters with him to JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Jacobius led the Chancery Division from 2010 to his retirement, managing 30 judges hearing equity matters such as injunctions and declaratory judgments as well as foreclosures and mechanic’s liens. He has been described as a leader on issues involving access to justice. One such effort was a program he launched during the Great Recession of 2008, when there were as many as 8,000 foreclosure cases per judge in the division. In response to the housing crisis, Judge Jacobius led improvements to the court's mortgage foreclosure mediation program, which aimed to provide homeowners with free counseling and legal assistance early on in the foreclosure process. Many Illinoisans were able to remain in their homes as a result.

I am honored to be associated with JAMS as we work in unison to make the law an instrument of justice. I look forward to entering this new phase of my career and helping individuals resolve their differences while utilizing my experience as a judge to resolve conflicts amongst parties and individuals.

- Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.) 

Judge Jacobius received his B.A. and M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and his J.D., cum laude, from DePaul University College 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 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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Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Real Property

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For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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