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2018 ADR Champions Profile: Bruce Edwards

Bruce A. Edwards, Esq.
Bruce A. Edwards, Esq.
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Published June 1, 2018

Bruce Edwards’ background was in psychology before going into law. “I realized our traditional legal system and its formalized approach to dispute resolution was archaic and ignores the human element of conflict. I attempted to address this by building a better process. I started mediating in 1985. At age 30, I opened one of the first mediation companies in the United States, the Bates Edwards Group. It merged with Endispute in 1993, then a year later Endispute merged with JAMS.”

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