Wendy Potts, Retired Oakland County Circuit Court Judge, Joins JAMS in Detroit

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Wendy Potts
Wendy Potts // Photo courtesy of JAMS

JAMS, a private provider of alternative dispute resolution services, is pleased to welcome Wendy Potts to its panel. Potts joins JAMS in Detroit after more than 20 years of service to the Oakland County judiciary, where she served as chief judge for six years.

Based in the Detroit Resolution Center, Potts will serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of disputes, including business and commercial; employment; estates, probate, and trusts; family law; insurance; personal injury and torts; and professional liability.

Potts served on the Oakland County Business Court since its inception in 2013.

“I’ve been an active member of the Michigan legal community for many years and am incredibly passionate about helping parties achieve resolution and closure,” says Potts. “I view myself as a problem solver, which is why this path to JAMS feels like the logical next step in my career.”

As a past president of the Oakland County Bar Association, Potts has lent her expertise and support to community dispute resolution organizations and has been active in the areas of domestic violence and juvenile justice. She is a founder of The RESTORE Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring funding for Oakland County’s drug courts and providing support for victims of addiction. She was a 2010 State Bar of Michigan Champion of Justice.

Potts received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 28 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of cases every year.

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