Hon. Karen Brown Willcutts (Former), FCIArb, combines over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, judge, mediator, and arbitrator with her efficient case management skills to effectively and efficiently resolve a wide range of matters at JAMS. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and renowned for her empathy and her ability to quickly grasp the issues in any legal matter.
As a mediator, Judge Willcutts works diligently to assist parties in exploring every possible avenue to resolve their dispute and collaborate to craft creative settlements. In her practice as an arbitrator and special master, she strives to be well prepared, to provide the parties with a full and fair hearing as expeditiously as possible and works persistently to render a timely decision in full accordance with the law and the evidence.
Judge Willcutts has served as mediator and arbitrator in a diverse range of disputes involving breach of contract, insurance coverage, partnership dissolutions, violations of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses, embezzlement, civil theft, breach of fiduciary duty, consumer protection complaints, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, class action conspiracy to commit fraud, derivative actions, business torts, personal injury, environmental clean-up, construction defect, and numerous other practice areas.