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Hon. Janet L. Sanders (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Boston

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

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. Janet L. Sanders (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Sanders joins JAMS after serving for over two decades on the Massachusetts Superior Court and six years on the Massachusetts District Court.

During her time on the bench, Judge Sanders presided in the Business Litigation Session for nine years, the last six as its administrative justice. In this role, she garnered experience via some of the state’s most challenging business and commercial disputes. Judge Sanders possesses the case management skills needed for large-scale cases and has handled class actions, mass torts and other multi-party litigation, including the Massachusetts opioid litigation.

Based in the Boston Resolution Center, Judge Sanders will serve as a mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator and special master, handling business/commercial, class action and mass torts, employment, insurance, personal injury/torts, environmental, health care and product liability cases. She is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually, for clients across the country.

Over her decades of experience, Judge Sanders has employed a practical approach to problem-solving that prioritizes humanity, creativity and diligence. She is widely respected for her compassionate approach to working with parties and for her vast knowledge of the law. We are thrilled she has chosen to join the panel at JAMS.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Judge Sanders is lauded within the legal community for her ability to address the most difficult legal issues while simultaneously making parties and their counsel feel heard and understood. Additionally, she has served on a variety of committees, including the Supreme Judicial Court’s Committee on Judicial Evaluations and the Superior Court Education Committee. While on the bench, Judge Sanders mentored new judges and took an active interest in continuing legal education, both within the superior court and with outside organizations, presenting on topics that included employment discrimination, the Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute, evidence, trial advocacy and noncompetition agreements. 

Throughout my career, I have handled cases that run the gamut of industries and issues, and have learned that finding opportunities to connect with, genuinely hear and understand parties is a vital way to help reach a solution. In my new role at JAMS, I look forward to taking on cases where I can continue to learn and apply my skill set.

- Hon. Janet L. Sanders (Ret.)

Judge Sanders received her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard 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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