Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts, is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services in the United States. With Resolution Centers nationwide, JAMS and its 300 full-time, exclusive mediators and arbitrators successfully resolve cases ranging in size, industry and complexity, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. Based on past results, JAMS takes pride that almost all of the cases mediated, even the most complex ones, are successfully resolved.
JAMS neutrals are skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including: Facilitative and evaluative mediation, binding arbitration, neutral case evaluation, settlement conference, mini trial, summary jury trial, neutral expert fact finding, special master, discovery referee, class action settlement adjudication, project neutral and dispute review board services.
JAMS offers select seminars, workshops and external educational programs that aid organizations and individuals in resolving their own disputes. JAMS also provides training in conflict prevention and dispute resolution. As an accredited CLE provider in California and many other states, JAMS conducts hundreds of complimentary ADR workshops and CLE programs each year. Each program is tailored to meet the needs and experience level of the specific audience, and CLE credit is provided where applicable.
In May 2009, JAMS and ADR Center in Italy announced an agreement to form what is now known as JAMS International ADR Center to provide mediation and arbitration of cross-border disputes and training services worldwide. The first JAMS International ADR Center has its offices in Rome and New York with additional hearing locations in Geneva, London, and Brussels. JAMS plans to establish a network of international centers to provide the same high quality services for which JAMS has become known.
In March 2007, JAMS announced a strategic alliance with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). The mission of the alliance is to promote more effective resolution of international business disputes through arbitration and mediation in the United States and Asia. JAMS and HKIAC coordinate on the administration of arbitration and mediation cases and both organizations are jointly promoting ADR.
Areas of Expertise:
Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Business, Class Action, Commercial, Construction, Construction Defect, E-Discovery, Education, Employment, Engineering & Construction, Environment, Family, Financial Markets, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Insurance/Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, Landlord/Tenant, Lender Liability, Professional Malpractice, Marital Dissolution, Mass Tort, Partnership, Personal Injury, Probate, Product Liability, Public Policy, Real Estate, Securities, Toxic Tort, Trusts & Estates.
Professional Associations & Memberships
In 2002, JAMS established the JAMS Foundation and the JAMS Society as a way of giving back to the local, national, and international communities, whose goodwill and loyalty have been instrumental in our success.
The JAMS Foundation offers financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national or international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest. Funded entirely by contributions from JAMS, JAMS neutrals, and employee associates, the Foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution, support education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, promote innovation in conflict resolution, and advance the settlement of conflict worldwide. The JAMS Foundation has provided nearly $2.3 million in grant funding since its inception.
The JAMS Society was created to recognize and support volunteer opportunities and community involvement for JAMS Associates at a local, “hands-on” level. All Associates are encouraged to become members of their local Society to collaborate on outreach programs or to work individually on a project of their choice.