After a 25-year tenure on the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa, the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser (ret.), J.D. 1977 has joined JAMS, the largest provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. Justice Fraser will be joining its Toronto panel.
A former Olympian and an internationally recognized expert in sports law, Justice Fraser was appointed as a judge of the Ontario Court in 1993 and became the regional senior Justice for the East Region of Ontario in 2013, managing and advising more than 70 judges and justices of the peace.
“Justice Fraser has conducted thousands of trials and directly mediated countless settlements in cases involving complex matters,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “His cross-border experience, combined with his reputation for fairness and flexibility, makes him a valuable addition to the JAMS panel.”
In his new role with JAMS, Justice Fraser will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master in a wide variety of disputes, including administrative, business and commercial, employment, entertainment and sports, international personal injury and torts, professional liability, estates, and real property.
“There is such a satisfaction that comes along with resolving a complicated issue with parties,” Justice Fraser said. “I’m eager to make this transition to JAMS, as it is a natural extension of my legal journey.”
JAMS was founded in 1979 and now has 27 locations worldwide. JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s cases every year.