Jerry Roscoe

Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Amanda Whyte
T: 215-246-9494
F: 215-246-0949
1717 Arch Street, Suite 3810, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Jerry P. Roscoe, Esq. serves exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator. He is a former litigator with over 30 years of experience in the resolution of complex, multi-party matters including commercial, Health care, employment, and environmental disputes. He has chaired multimillion dollar arbitrations, mediated Supreme Court cases, and served as a United States mediator during the war in Bosnia. 

Representative Matters

  • Business and Commercial: Breach of contract, government contracts, international business agreements, contract fraud, health care agreements, business or law partnership dissolutions, publishing, intellectual property disputes, insurance and reinsurance, international contract dispute regarding development of internet communications throughout the Middle East, global software dispute involving all branches of the military and the Department of Defense, employment contracts for highly compensated individuals, hotel construction disputes, and national business equipment lease agreements
  • Class Actions: Certified and non-certified employment class actions, national class action regarding loan defaults, settled nationwide class action on student loan defaults, cases from the 65,000 plaintiff class of black farmers, and motor vehicle manufacturing industries
  • Employment: Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA discrimination, government and private sector employment issues, matters involving highly placed corporate officers, government officials including members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, class actions with international parties and the Panama Canal Commission, cases involving major airlines and national placement firms
  • Environmental: Superfund cleanup, chemical spills, water supply and groundwater contamination, liability and cost allocation, facility siting, water contamination by the United States government resulting from World War II zinc mining operations, liability and cost allocation between state government and 63 PRPs to clean waterways flowing into the Great Lakes, mediated Superfund and CERCLA matters, leaking underground storage tanks, dioxin spill in Australia, landfill site cleanup, and siting of liquid natural gas facilities in New England
  • Facilitation and Training: Served as a facilitator for many private and governmental organizations, symphony orchestras and labor management partnerships
  • Government Contract and Fraud: Qui tam, False Claims Act matters involving multi-billion dollar transactions, settled civil and criminal matters brought by HHS, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense in the fields of Health Care Fraud, defense contracting, and contracts with both foreign and domestic governments, settled global government contract matter involving computer technology, software technology, software development, and ownership rights
  • Health Care: Hospital operations, physician and staff employment issues, claims by physician associations against third party payers, Medicare and Medicaid suits by hospital associations against the United States Government, Medicare and Medicaid suits brought by United States Government against private health care providers, alleged breach of health care employment contracts, vaccine injury law suits, private party suits alleging medical negligence, credentialing complaints brought by physicians, peer review disputes including allegations of illegal drug use and sexual abuse, improper coding and insurance reimbursement, physician and medical group partnerships
  • Insurance: Coverage, liability, malpractice, reinsurance, False Claims Acts, federal vaccine injury claims
  • Public Policy: Federal regulations, resource allocation, local and international political conflicts, commercial aviation flight and compliance issues, local and international political conflicts between Croat and Muslim factions throughout Bosnia, case on remand from United States Supreme Court re-defining the federal regulatory definition of "coal operator", police misconduct, federal case regarding pollution by federal government activities, and liability of government for wartime injuries
  • Securities: NASD complaints, cases brought by investors alleging brokerage house fraud, cases brought by broker dealers alleging employment discrimination, and broker disciplinary matters
  • Tort: Catastrophic injury, aviation and maritime disputes, professional and personal negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death, first fatality caused by Amtrak Acela, wrongful death of NASA space shuttle specialist, family death caused by inoperative smoke alarms, shooting injuries during bank robbery, decapitation of auto and motorcycle drivers, professional and personal negligence, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims pursuant to delivery of medical care, train accidents, fatal fires, firearms, automobiles, and workplace injuries
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ADR articles authored by Jerry Roscoe include:
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Negotiation, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School, 1995-2012
  • Chair, ABA Health Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section
  • Public Interest Donor, American Health Lawyers Association, 1989-2012
  • Chair, D.C. Bar Litigation Section ADR Committee, 2004 term
  • Distinguished fellow, International Academy of Mediators, since 1998
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Litigation Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1997-2000
  • Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1989-2000 (President, D.C. Chapter, 1993 and Board of Directors, 1992-1994)
  • Member:
    • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
    • International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Bar Membership
    • D.C. Bar Association
    • Connecticut Bar Association 
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker on mediation for federal agencies and bar associations
  • Speaker at Philadelphia Bar Medical Legal Subcommittee, Philadelphia, PA, May 2014
  • Coach, Georgetown Law's Alternative Dispute Resolution 2013 Team
  • JAMS Panelist, 2003-present
  • Partner, ADR Associates, LLC, 2000-2003; Senior Associate, the Center for Dispute Settlement, 1990-present
  • Litigator and Mediator, 1982-1990
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1982
  • J.D., Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C., 1982

Counsel Comments

    • “Thanks to JAMS and particularly Mr. Roscoe for assisting with this settlement. Mr. Roscoe did an excellent job, with even-handed, candid and helpful comments at just the appropriate pace, without giving any sense of pressure to my client. It was effective and appreciated.”
    • “Jerry is one of the best—if not the best—mediators; he's masterful. He handled the parties expertly, with just the right combination of persuasion, logic and conviction. He helped everyone relax and gained the confidence of the parties, who then followed his advice. Jerry handled the two emotional and angry plaintiffs perfectly, letting them vent their frustrations and then bringing them to the point where they could finally commit to settle. They had resisted any attempts to settle, even by their own attorney, for many months. Jerry was the only one who could secure a demand from them.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe was effective & efficient. His style was excellent in having the parties discuss together the issues, goals, and how to proceed. Overall, it was a very good way to help move the parties & process along.”
    • “I would recommend him to any party, plaintiff or defense, who is considering the mediation of a complex medical malpractice case. He has finely honed mediation skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the subject as well as a fair and balanced approach, which is invaluable. I recommend Jerry Roscoe without reservation or equivocation.”
    • “I have only the highest regard and excellent reviews for Jerry Roscoe, and I have great respect for the professional contribution he has made in the various mediations I have had the privilege of participating in with him. It is without hesitation and with great praise that I recommend Jerry Roscoe for any mediation or arbitration needs you may have. I can assure you that you will not regret your decision.”
    • “After an early deadlock, he [Jerry Roscoe] managed within a few hours to get both sides to move substantially in their positions.”
    • “Jerry is wonderful- always prepared; accommodating; practical; and creative. I always use him for these reasons.”
    • “Mr. Roscoe is a real professional.”
    • “By all indications Jerry was as efficient as he could be. We appreciate his diligent follow-up after the mediation.”
    • “Jerry is my go-to person at JAMS. He is always engaged, prepared, pragmatic and his instincts are excellent!!”
    • “He is clearly and expert in his craft and I commend him.”
    • “It was a pleasure working with Jerry Roscoe and JAMS. The entire process was professional and well-managed, start to finish.”
    • Jerry was prepared, asked pertinent questions and was an effective facilitator.”
    • “This was a tough case with a lot of moving parts. Jerry did an incredible job.”
    • “This was the first time I utilized the services of Mr. Roscoe and I was highly impressed with his style and demeanor.”
    • “I have been engaged in the practice of law for nearly 25 years. I know from experience that it is rare to find a mediator for complex medical matters who doesn’t first need to be educated about the medicine before tackling the difficult diplomatic dynamics that are inevitably required in such situations. In Jerry Roscoe, I was fortunate to find someone who possesses both skills in abundance.”
    • “He has a judicial manner, he listened intently and was incredibly well-prepared [as an arbitrator].”
    • “In my opinion, Jerry Roscoe is the ultimate mediator. I couldn't be more impressed with how he managed the mediation over multiple sessions.”
    • “Jerry Roscoe is a fantastic mediator and is always my go-to choice.”



Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
  • Surety
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