The Litigation Section announced the 2022 ADR Hall of Fame nominee James R. (Jim) Madison. The Award is presented annually for distinguished service in the promotion or development of alternative dispute resolution or for significant contributions or impact in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
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.