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Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Orange County

Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Orange County

Former superior court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Sanders joins JAMS after a distinguished career spanning 42 years. She served as a judge of the Orange County Superior Court for 20 years, including six years on the Complex Civil Litigation Panel.

During her time on the bench, Judge Sanders served as the supervising judge of the Civil Panel, chairperson of the court’s Finance Committee and presiding judge of the Orange County Superior Court, California’s third-largest court (144 judicial officers and 1,500 employees). 

Based in the Orange County Resolution Center, Judge Sanders will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling administrative, business and commercial, class action and mass torts, construction defect, employment, health care, intellectual property, personal injury and torts, and professional liability disputes. She is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.

“Judge Sanders is known and highly respected for her extensive knowledge and experience handling even the most complex cases. This, along with her background as an ADR advocate, will certainly provide her with the versatility needed to thrive as a JAMS neutral.”
- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Sanders was elected by her peers to lead the Orange County Superior Court as its presiding judge at a time when the judicial branch of government in California was experiencing unprecedented budget cuts, causing many courts throughout the state to downsize or even shut down entirely. Under her leadership, the Orange County Superior Court substantially reduced its expenses by more than $20 million without closing courthouses or retrenching staff. Instead, the cost-cutting measures implemented by the court enhanced access to e-filing and electronic records by encouraging court users to serve themselves online rather than standing in line waiting for clerical assistance.

Judge Sanders has presided over thousands of complex cases focusing upon multiparty, coordinated and consolidated business disputes involving mass torts, catastrophic injuries, environmental and insurance issues, class actions (consumer and wage and hour), Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, real estate, intellectual property and construction defects.

“Throughout my career, I’ve found that connecting with the parties to delve into the key elements of a dispute is crucial in finding a resolution. I’m looking forward to applying my skills and experience to continue helping parties resolve their disputes.”
- Judge Sanders

Judge Sanders received her LL.M. from Clare College at Cambridge University; her B.A., with distinctions in majors, from the University of Natal; and her LL.B., cum laude, from the University of Natal (now Kwa-Zulu-Natal).


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 30 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. Glenda Sanders (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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