JAMS Inc. the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, has announced the addition of the Hon. Brenda Hill Cole (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Cole will be based in the JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment, Environmental, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability.
Cole served as a judge of the State Court of Fulton County from 1998 until 2012. As a trial judge, she presided over civil cases in areas such as contracts, products liability, professional malpractice, torts and successfully mediated many other cases. Prior to serving on the State Court, she was a Deputy Attorney General at the Georgia State Law Department where she served for 15 years in several
divisions, including tax, environmental, and professional regulations.
“Judge Cole is well known in the Atlanta legal community for being thoughtful and fair,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Her remarkable breadth and depth of experience and her ability to empathize and relate to people will make her a great addition to our panel in Atlanta.”
“One of the most important qualities in this profession is the ability to listen, and that’s something I take very seriously,” said Cole. “If the parties feel they’ve been heard, there’s a better chance they’ll want to work together to reach a resolution. I look forward to this next challenge and chapter in my professional career and working with parties to help them resolve their disputes.”
Cole graduated with her B.A. from Spelman College and earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.