Las Vegas, January 30, 2018: James Kohl and Jay Young, of Howard & Howard in Las Vegas, have been reappointed Settlement Judges by the Nevada Supreme Court for a second three-year term.
The announcement was made by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Ron Parraguirre.
The Nevada Supreme Court has mandated that certain matters on appeal participate in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program to mediate disputes before an appeal is heard.
The Settlement Judges, who serve as impartial third parties, don’t rule on the cases they hear. Instead, they work with the parties in communicating their interests to promote a mutually acceptable resolution to the dispute.
According to the Court, its Settlement Judges are required to have a high level of training and experience as professional mediators. Over half of the cases assigned to the ADR program settle with the assistance of a Settlement Judge.
Kohl, a partner at Howard & Howard, has been an arbitrator and mediator for the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee and an arbitrator for the Nevada Court’s Annexed Arbitration Program. In addition, he acts as a private mediator.
Recognized by his peers as an outstanding attorney, Kohl is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named to the Nevada Business Top 100 Lawyers and to Mountain State Super Lawyers.
Young, also a partner with the firm, is a national panelist with the American Arbitration Association, an arbitrator/mediator with Advance Resolution Management and an arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau.
In addition, Young is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Nevada Business magazine Legal Elite and Vegas, Inc. Top Lawyers.
About Howard & Howard
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; cannabis; commodity futures; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.