New panelist joins St. Louis Resolution Center, bringing over 21 years of service to his new role as an arbitrator and mediator St. Louis – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to welcome its newest addition, Hon. Lawrence E. Mooney (Ret.), to the panel. Judge Mooney brings over 21 years of distinguished service as a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, including a term as a chief judge.

From 2015 to his retirement, Judge Mooney served as his court’s settlement judge, screening all civil matters filed with the court in an effort to find opportunities for settlement prior to adjudication.

“Judge Mooney has received consistent praise from both the court and litigants for his ability to identify effective alternatives to litigation,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His background and experience with ADR make him a great fit for our growing panel in St. Louis.”

Based in the St. Louis Resolution Center, Judge Mooney will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator. He will practice in the areas of appellate, business/commercial, class action/mass tort, environmental, estates/probate/trusts, government/agency, insurance and personal injury/torts.

“I’m honored to apply the experience that I’ve gained over the years in this new role as a neutral at JAMS,” said Judge Mooney. “I firmly believe that it’s never too late for settlement. I have seen the advantages of using mediation and arbitration firsthand. I’m thrilled to be embarking on this new journey.”

Judge Mooney received his B.A. in history at St. Louis University and earned his J.D. at St. Louis University School of Law.