Former Orange County Superior Court judge will serve as arbitrator, mediator and special master Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Franz E. Miller (Ret.). Judge Franz Miller joined JAMS after 16 years of service on the Orange County Superior Court. His tenure at the court was equally divided between the Family Law Panel and the Civil Law Panel, where he was supervising judge during the last two years of that assignment.

Judge Franz Miller handled thousands of matters, tried more than 500 contested cases and settled many cases that were destined for trial. He served as settlement officer on highly contested matters. The superior court’s settlement program afforded him the ability to focus on case dynamics and to resolve cases that might otherwise have moved on to lengthy, expensive trials.

Based in the Orange County Resolution Center, Judge Franz Miller will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of practice areas, including appellate, business/commercial, construction, employment, family law, personal injury/torts, professional liability and real property.

“Judge Franz Miller is known for his ability to resolve matters in an efficient and practical manner,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He is an active member of the Orange County legal community, and we’re eager to see his business flourish as a neutral at JAMS.”

Judge Franz Miller came to the bench with vast and varied legal experience, including more than 13 years of litigation involving more than 30 jury trials as well as 13 years as a senior staff attorney at the Court of Appeal. He taught in local law schools as an adjunct professor for over 20 years.

“Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to resolve many disputes for parties,” Judge Franz Miller said. “Becoming a neutral at JAMS is the ideal path for me at this point in my career. I’m looking forward to continue doing work that I enjoy, in a community and state that I am proud to call home.”

Judge Franz Miller received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angelesand earned his J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.