Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.) has been a full-time JAMS panelist since 1992. Prior to joining JAMS she served as a circuit court judge in Louisville, Kentucky. Rebecca has arbitrated and mediated a wide variety of disputes, both domestic and international, including those involving class actions, business and commercial matters, real property, shareholder agreements, business dissolutions, alleged unsuitable investments, employment, health care, catastrophic personal injury, professional malpractice and insurance policies. She has been acknowledged consistently as a top mediator in California, was nationally recognized as an “ADR Champion” by the National Law Journal, was elected as a Fellow to The College of Commercial Arbitrators, and names as one of the Top 500 judges in the U.S. by Law Dragon. She has been repeatedly selected as a “Super Lawyer” in ADR and “Best Lawyer” in ADR. Rebecca has presented trainings on ADR in Asia and Europe.