On January 1, 2021, Jim begins his twenty-second year as a full time neutral and wants to thank all of the attorneys, clients and claim professionals who have trusted him with their most challenging cases. He has now handled over 2,750 cases in over 3,500 sessions and achieved a 95% settlement rate. In addition, in Jim’s experience to date with well over 175 Zoom sessions, the advent of Zoom has, if anything, improved the odds of early settlement in spite of COVID-19. At the same time, unfortunately, the judicial system is struggling to re-start civil trials with little success so far.
Mr. Roberts specializes in mediating complex cases, particularly those involving construction disputes, professional liability, and insurance issues. He has mediated over 2,500 of these cases with a 95% success rate.
Mr. Roberts arbitrates complex cases in the same fields in which he mediates. He has handled dozens of large arbitrations.
Mr. Roberts provides discovery referee services in the fields listed above. He frequently acts in the dual role of a mediator and discovery referee upon the request and stipulation of the parties in large cases. This dual capacity facilitates a more coordinated and effective case management approach.