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Hon. Holly E. Kendig (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Los Angeles

Hon. Holly E. Kendig (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Los Angeles

Former Los Angeles Superior Court judge joins JAMS as arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Holly E. Kendig (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Kendig joins JAMS after serving more than 18 years as a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she had several assignments.

More recently, Judge Kendig had a trial court assignment that involved predominantly civil jury trials, enabling her to provide perspective as to how a jury might react to a particular argument or piece of evidence. Her court experience also provided her with substantial experience in numerous settlement conferences.

Based in the Los Angeles Resolution Center, Judge Kendig will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling business and commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, insurance, personal injury and torts, professional liability, real property, civil rights and products liability matters. She is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.

Judge Kendig is highly regarded and known for her deep knowledge of the law, keen analytical skills and ability to connect with parties. We are confident that her background and experience will aid her to transition into this new role at JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

During the pandemic, Judge Kendig served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Special Committee for Civil Jury Trials and Covid, working to develop creative new approaches to jury trials while keeping attorneys, court staff and jurors safe and safely distanced. She previously served for 16 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court Trial Jurors Committee and was chair of that committee from 2012 to 2022. The Trial Jurors Committee was responsible, along with the jury commissioner and juror services staff, for developing policies, rules and procedures for all jury matters impacting the court.

Before serving on the bench, Judge Kendig was a litigation partner with a practice in complex commercial litigation at a large international law firm. Her practice included a variety of complex litigation matters, including intellectual property, computer software development, construction, environmental insurance coverage and tax litigation, as well as commercial business disputes in the grocery, music, banking, garment and wine industries. 

I’m looking forward to working on cases with difficult problems to help find creative and common-sense solutions. I’m excited for this next step in my career as a panelist at JAMS.

- Hon. Holly E. Kendig (Ret.)

Judge Kendig received her B.A. from DePauw University, M.A. from Tufts University and J.D. from Yale 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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Hon. Holly E. Kendig (Ret.)
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & 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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