Business Litigation I AUGUST 16, 2016

Attorneys James A. Kohl and Jay Young Named Settlement Judges with the Nevada Supreme Court

Royal Oak, Michigan, August 16, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that the Nevada Supreme Court’s search for two new Supreme Court Settlement Judges has ended with the selection of two Howard & Howard attorneys, James A. Kohl and Jay Young. The pair have been appointed to a 2-year term as Supreme Court Settlement Judges with the Nevada Supreme Court. They both practice out of our Las Vegas Office.
Since 1997, the Nevada Supreme Court has mandated that certain matters on appeal in Nevada participate in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program to mediate their disputes before an appeal is heard. The Supreme Court explains, 'Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party, a Settlement Judge, assists the parties in considering options for settlement of their dispute. The Settlement Judge doesn't decide the outcome of the case, but rather assists the parties in communicating their positions and interests in order to promote understanding, reconciliation, and a mutually acceptable solution to the dispute. . . . Mediation provides the parties with an opportunity to resolve their case themselves.'
Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judges are selected by the Supreme Court based on an evaluation of the applicant's education, training and experience. According to the Court, its Settlement judges are required to have a high level of training and experience as professional mediators. The program brags that 52% of all cases assigned to the program settle with the help of a Settlement Judge.
Jim Kohl concentrates his practice in all phases of commercial litigation beginning with the initial demand through trial and appeal. He is an arbitrator and a mediator. Mr. Kohl's peers recognize him as one of the outstanding attorneys in Nevada by selecting him as an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell®, a Top 100 Lawyer in Nevada in Nevada Business Magazine and a Super Lawyer in Mountain States Super Lawyers.
Jay Young concentrates his practice in general civil and commercial/business litigation, serves as a Judge Pro Tem, a Special Master to the Clark County District Court - Business Court Division, and as private arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Young’s peers recognize him as one of the outstanding attorneys in Nevada by selecting him as an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® in the categories of Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Law, a Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016, a Top 100 Lawyer in the Mountain States by Salt Lake Magazine, and Top 1% of Lawyers in Nevada as selected by Nevada Business Magazine.

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Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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