John Xifaras

Hon. John M. Xifaras (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Kristen Schuck
T: 617-228-9121
F: 617-228-0222
One Beacon Street, Suite 2210, Boston, MA 02108


Judge Xifaras brings to his dispute resolution practice years of judicial and legal experience as a judge and attorney. He has been a full time JAMS mediator and arbitrator since 2000 and has mediated a wide variety of disputes including many business/commercial matters.

Representative Mediations

  • Mediation of a corporate dispute involving minority stockholders and the breach of fiduciary duty
  • Mediation of a disputed asset purchase agreement regarding the sale of a major local business
  • Multi-party mediation involving claims and counter-claims over the sale of an energy and resource facility plant
  • Resolution of complex business case involving contract claims between a major pharmaceutical company and a software provider regarding medical treatment for patients
  • Resolution of disputed employment contract between a medical group and a healthcare provider
  • Resolved insurance coverage dispute over refusal of a fire loss claim where defendant’s employees caused the fire
  • Settled construction dispute between general contractor of project and state department of conservation and recreation
  • Settled dispute of an asset purchase agreement regarding the sale of national medical supply business
  • Successfully mediated dispute involving misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar, Boston Bar, Bristol County Bar, and New Bedford Bar Associations
  • "Ecumenical Award and Saint Thomas Moore Award," Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River
  • NAACP, New Bedford Branch: "In appreciation for the many services contributed to the New Bedford Branch of the NAACP and the black people in the community."
  • Associate Justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts
  • Associate Justice, New Bedford District Court
  • Private law practice for 22 years
  • Former Counsel to the NAACP, New Bedford, MA
  • Lectured before the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Panelist and lecturer before several employment and labor law conferences and institutes
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Babson College



Practice Areas

Available nationwide


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