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Jerome B. Abrams Receives Minnesota American Board of Trial Advocates Award for Civility, Professionalism and Excellence

Annual award honors recipients for excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career, and a reputation for civility, ethics and fair play

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Minneapolis – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Jerome B. Abrams, Retired Judge, First Judicial District Court, Minnesota, has received the American Board of Trial Advocates – Minnesota Chapter (MN-ABOTA) Award for Civility, Professionalism and Excellence. The award was presented at the organization’s 2023 awards dinner at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis on July 18.

This annual award honors individuals who have exhibited the best traits of a trial lawyer: excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career, and a reputation for civility, ethics and fair play.

Judge Abrams has had an extraordinary and distinguished career as a lawyer, judge and neutral. We are pleased to see him recognized with such a prestigious honor and are proud to have him on our JAMS panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Before joining JAMS, Judge Abrams had a distinguished 14-year career as a Minnesota district court judge and spent 27 years as a successful lawyer with a national practice based in Minnesota. Throughout his career, he has been a national leader for the improvement of civil justice, complex case management, court technology and e-discovery, having presented to over 100 groups nationally and internationally on those subjects.

In his role at JAMS, Judge Abrams uses his experience as a trial lawyer and judge, which gives him unique insights and allows him to serve as a neutral in all types of cases. He serves as an arbitrator, mediator and special master/referee, handling insurance, personal injury and torts, employment, class action and mass tort, construction, business and commercial, professional liability and agribusiness disputes.

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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