Litigation Section ADR Hall of Fame Winners

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2022 — Jim Madison
Jim Madison

James R. (Jim) Madison is a veteran arbitrator, mediator, dispute resolution board neutral and expert in arbitrator ethics. He specializes in construction, employment, technology, and other business disputes. Madison is a member of the Large Complex Case, Employment, International and Mediator Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is a fellow, Ethics Committee Chair, and former board member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; a tech panelist and board member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center; and a board members and past president of the California Dispute Resolution Council, which advocates for fair, effective and accessible ADR processes, and for which he has written multiple amicus briefs to the California Supreme Court; a frequent writer and speaker on arbitration; a former adjunct Professor of Law at University of San Francisco Law School, where he taught arbitration; and an instructor in trial advocacy at Stanford University Law School. He received both a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an LL.B. from Stanford. Avocationally, Madison is a soccer-nut—a former player of sorts, and a long-time coach, referee, coach and referee instructor, and fan.

2021 — Richard Chernick
Richard Chernick

Richard Chernick is Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS’ Arbitration Practice.  He has conducted more than 1,200 large and complex arbitrations (many of them tripartite) and mediations under various rules and before major administering institutions, both domestic and international.

He is the author or co-author of leading texts on ADR, Employment ADR and international arbitration and mediation; he is a frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics.  Richard is a former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and the Founding President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  He served as the ABA’s Advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act.  Adjunct professor Pepperdine Law School (former); UCLA Law School (arbitration) (former); USC Gould School of Law (arbitration) (current), and Chair of the USC Gould School of Law ADR Program Advisory Board.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the arbitration panels of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the JAMS/Shenzhen Arbitration Panel, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.

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