February 4, 2013 Atlanta – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Brenda Hill Cole (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Cole will be based in the JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment, Environmental, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability.
Judge Cole served as a judge of the State Court of Fulton County from 1998 until 2012. As a trial judge, she presided over civil cases in areas such as contracts, products liability, professional malpractice, torts and successfully mediated many other cases. Prior to serving on the State Court, she was a Deputy Attorney General at the Georgia State Law Department where she served for 15 years in several divisions, including tax, environmental, and professional regulations.
“Judge Cole is well-known in the Atlanta legal community for being thoughtful and fair,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her remarkable breadth and depth of experience and her ability to empathize and relate to people will make her a great addition to our panel in Atlanta.”
“One of the most important qualities in this profession is the ability to listen and that’s something I take very seriously,” said Judge Cole. “If the parties feel they’ve been heard, there’s a better chance they’ll want to work together to reach a resolution. I look forward to this next challenge and chapter in my professional career and working with parties to help them resolve their disputes.”
Judge Cole graduated with her B.A. from Spelman College and earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
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 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267 or by visiting www.jamsadr.com.