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Hon. Paul W. Grimm (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Hon. Paul W. Grimm (Ret.) Joins JAMS in Washington, D.C.

Retired U.S. district court judge joins JAMS as mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator

New Panelist Announcement

Washington, D.C. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Paul W. Grimm (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Grimm joins JAMS after serving for 25 years on the federal bench, first as a magistrate judge and most recently as district court judge for the District of Maryland.

Judge Grimm is a nationally recognized authority on electronic discovery and electronically stored information (ESI), as well as evidentiary issues involving digital media, including AI. His landmark opinions have worked to advance the law regarding ESI issues. He has taught courses, lectured and written extensively on topics relating to e-discovery, technology and law, civil procedure, discovery and evidence. In September 2009, he was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and he chaired the subcommittee on discovery until 2015.

Based in the Washington, D.C., Resolution Center, Judge Grimm will serve as a mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling business/commercial, class action/mass torts, civil rights, construction, employment, electronic discovery, insurance, intellectual property, personal injury/torts and professional liability cases. He is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually, for clients across the country.

Judge Grimm is renowned within the D.C. legal community not only for his decades of experience and tremendous ability to navigate complex, high-stakes cases, but also for his commitment to treating parties with respect. In each case that he handles, Judge Grimm finds opportunities to insert practicality, efficiency and balance while ensuring that the parties’ needs are met and a resolution is reached.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Prior to his time on the bench, Judge Grimm was in private practice in Baltimore for 13 years, handling a wide variety of commercial litigation, including construction, bankruptcy and insurance matters. He currently serves as the director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, which seeks to improve the administration of justice and judicial independence through judicial education in the United States and internationally, as well as through its publications, seminars, programs and symposia.

As technology continues to evolve and impact our everyday lives, the complexity of the disputes facing our legal system will follow suit. A focus of my work is to stay at the cutting edge of these matters— including e-discovery and AI—to best serve attorneys and their clients and share my insights with the next generation of lawyers.

- Hon. Paul W. Grimm (Ret.)

Judge Grimm earned his A.B., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Davis; his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico School of Law; and LL.M. from Duke University.

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. Paul W. Grimm (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • 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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