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10 JAMS Panelists Named 2024 “Lawyers of the Year” and 59 Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers®

10 JAMS Panelists Named 2024 “Lawyers of the Year” and 59 Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers®

Panelists selected by their peers across practice areas and regions for exceptional legal service

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Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 10 of its neutrals as “Lawyers of the Year” and 59 neutrals as “Best Lawyers in America” for 2024. 

The Best Lawyers in America© is a product of the collaborative efforts of Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report to conduct exhaustive, peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. 

The neutrals honored with the “Lawyers of the Year” designation are selected for their exceptionally high rankings from their peers based on their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only one individual in a given geographical region and practice area is selected for this recognition each year. 

The following JAMS neutrals were honored as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2024. 

“We are incredibly proud to again have such a strong group of neutrals recognized by Best Lawyers® as both ‘Lawyers of the Year’ as well as ‘Best Lawyers in America.’ We view this recognition as a testament to the hard work, creativity and diligence that JAMS neutrals channel in each case that they take on. We congratulate each of these honorees on this recognition,”

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

The following JAMS neutrals were recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” for 2024:


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. 

More information is available at www.jamsadr.com, and you can connect with us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and our JAMS ADR blog. To learn about diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at JAMS, visit www.jamsadr.com/diversity/.
 

* This panelist is with the JAMS Denver office, which is a licensee office.

Featured People

Richard Chernick, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
David Geronemus, Esq.
  • Accounting Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
  • Surety
  • Training & Teaching
Kenneth C. Gibbs, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
  • Real Property
Lawrence R. Mills, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Stephen E. Neel (Ret.)
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., FCIArb, CollArb
  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
Michael D. Young, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Securities
Steven M. Bauer, Esq., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
Hon. Stanley F. Birch, Jr. (Ret.)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Global Engineering & Construction
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
Philip L. Bruner, Esq.
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
Steven C. Choquette, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Estates/Probate/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Zela ''Zee'' G. Claiborne, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Kathleen E. Craigmile, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Intellectual Property
Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.
  • Agribusiness
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Telecommunications
  • Training & Teaching
Robert B. Davidson, Esq., FCIArb
  • Accounting Finance
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Charles H. Dick Jr., Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Norman S. Fletcher (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Gary Fowler, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Training & Teaching
Joan C. Grafstein, Esq., FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Training & Teaching
Shelby R. Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Employment/ERISA
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, and other Torts
  • Government/ Public Agency
Hugh E. Hackney, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
Eleissa C. Lavelle, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Surety
Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Energy/Utility
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Franchise
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Hon. Harlan A. Martin (Former)
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
James E. McGuire, Esq.
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Robert A. Meyer, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Lawrence W. Pollack, Esq.
  • Mediation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Professional Liability
Clarence L. Pozza, Jr., Esq.
  • Construction
  • Real Property
  • Accounting Finance
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Education Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
Ronald Ravikoff, Esq.
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Securities
Hon. Ronald M. Sabraw (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Scott J. Silverman
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Stephen P. Sonnenberg, Esq.
  • Employment Law
  • FLSA/PAGA/New York Labor Law and Other State Wage and Hour Claims
  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation, and Title IX
  • Whistleblower Claims and Wrongful Termination
  • Executive Compensation and Breach of Employment Contract
  • Civil Rights
Jerry Spolter, Esq.
  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Maritime/Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.)
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Federal Judge
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
John W. Thornton
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
R. Wayne Thorpe, Esq.
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Curtis E. von Kann (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
  • Telecommunications
Maria C. Walsh, Esq.
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
Hon. James Ware, (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.)
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Federal Law
  • Health Care
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Maritime Admiralty
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Surety
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
  • Accounting Finance
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Bradley A. Winters, Esq.
  • Business & Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Commercial Real Estate
David M. Zacks, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury

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Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

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