September 9, 2013- Chicago – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Allen S. Goldberg (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Goldberg will be based in the JAMS Chicago Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Employment, Family Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Torts and Real Property.

Throughout his 20 years of service on the Cook County bench, Judge Goldberg has presided over a wide array of matters in the Commercial Litigation and Jury Section of the Law Division and in the Domestic Relations Division. He was an ADR pioneer in the Cook County court system, where he wrote the rules for the Court-Annexed Civil Mediation program. Since 2005, Judge Goldberg has directed, and will continue to co-direct, the monthly mediation and arbitration programs, for which CLE is provided. Additionally, within the Cook County court system, he organized and been a faculty assistant for the 40-hour training programs which allow sitting judges to become certified mediators.

“Judge Goldberg’s deep experience as a judge and ADR practitioner makes him uniquely suited to arbitrate or mediate complex cases.” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He has demonstrated a commitment to ADR by working with parties to achieve successful outcomes through dispute resolution. We are thrilled to have him join our panel.”

“I thoroughly enjoy working with parties to resolve even the most complex cases,” said Judge Goldberg. “I pride myself on being prepared and understanding the legal issues in every case in front of me. I look forward to joining the talented JAMS panel in Chicago and working alongside the superior case management team.”

Judge Goldberg received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. 

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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 nearly 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