JAG | Judicial Arbiter Group

“Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.”

Chinese Proverb

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Resolution through
Insight & Experience

As one of the oldest and most successful private judicial services in the country, JAG provides the legal and business communities with effective alternative dispute resolution methods.

JAG arbiters also conduct mock appellate arguments and review; serve in court-appointed functions such as receivers, liquidators, trustees, special masters and statutorily appointed judges; and conduct mock jury trials and focus groups.

The Arbiters

Composed exclusively of former trial and appellate judges, each of whom was a distinguished leader during service on the bench, JAG judges bring a commitment to case resolution based on a depth of knowledge and experience with litigants and the legal process.

Arbiter Spotlight
Emily Anderson

JAG welcomes Judge Emily Anderson to the team. Emily E. Anderson is the first woman to preside as the Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial District, serving Adams and Broomfield Counties. She has served as a district court judge since 2013, having previously been a magistrate in the 17th JD and Denver County Court. Read more>>

Our Mission

To provide quality, cost effective, efficient, and wide-ranging professional dispute resolution, litigation assistance, and education programs.


  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Neutral Case Evaluation
  • Summary Jury Trials
  • Private Judges


  • Special Masters
  • Discovery Masters
  • Court-Appointed Receivers
  • Jury Focus Groups
  • Mock Jury Trials


  • Trial presentations — Ethics, Evidence, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments
  • ADR presentations — Effective Mediation Techniques, Persuasion in Arbitration, Bench Trials
"Professionalism and knowledge were the reasons we selected JAG and we were extremely satisfied with our outcome."
"JAG is right up there with the top national mediation and arbitration firms."
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"Professional, timely, and courteous = outstanding experience!"
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The Judicial Arbiter Group plays an active role in the legal community and Continuing Legal Education (CLE). As leaders in the dispute resolution and litigation management fields, we strive to provide the community with up to date case law, useful articles and publications, and information about events hosted by JAG as well as the broader legal community.


News & Updates

Support for Ukraine

As the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe continues to unfold, the Judicial Arbiter Group will match judge and staff contributions up to $4000 a month to organizations supporting the Ukrainian relief effort.

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The History of JAG

36 years of quality in all forms of dispute resolution services

JAG was founded in 1984 in Boulder, Colorado by former Chief District Judge Richard W. Dana and 20th Judicial District Administrator Jerry D. Lockwood, and expanded soon thereafter to include former Colorado Supreme Court Justice William Neighbors. In 2011 the leadership of JAG transitioned to former Judges William Meyer and Sanford Brook, who continue the tradition of quality in all forms of dispute resolution services. JAG now boasts a professional staff of twenty-six arbiters, all former trial and appellate judges representing several regions of the country, and has gained an international reputation for excellence over the past 36 years.

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.

Judge John Marshall


1601 Blake St, Ste 400, Denver, CO 80202


1-800-ARBITER | 303-572-1919



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