JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Rick Sims (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Sims will be based in the JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Administrative Law, Appellate, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Civil Rights, Construction, Employment, Engineering and Construction, Government/Public Agency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Professional Liability and Real Property.
Justice Sims has nearly 30 years of judicial experience on the superior and appellate courts, where he heard a wide range of civil disputes and conducted numerous settlement conferences. While on the Third District Court of Appeal, he was the Chairman of the committee responsible for designing and implementing the Court’s highly successful Appellate Mediation Program.
Justice Sims also has a specialized knowledge of construction law as a trial lawyer who handled complex construction disputes involving a number of issues, including breach of contract, defect, cost overrun, delay/disruption and coverage issues.
“Justice Sims is known for his faithful and intelligent application of the law,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He keeps parties at ease regardless of the stresses and tensions in the case and succeeds in bringing a case to resolution. We’re happy to have him join our panel in Sacramento.”
“I’m excited to take this next step in my legal career,” said Justice Sims. “I also look forward to joining many of my former colleagues and working with the talented case management team at JAMS.”
Justice Sims graduated with his B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 270 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267 or www.jamsadr.com.