Hon. David Barker (Ret.) joins ARM’s distinguished panel of neutrals as a full-time mediator, arbitrator and private judge.

After 10 years as a Nevada District Court Judge and 32 exceptional years in public service, Judge David Barker retired from the bench in 2017 to focus on developing a private ADR practice.  He was a steadfast figure on the Eighth Judicial District Court having served two years as chief judge and six years on the court executive committee.  During his tenure on the bench, he handled thousands of cases and conducted jury and bench trials on all matters within his jurisdiction. He also worked tirelessly to help people settle their lawsuits by conducting hundreds of settlement conferences. The attorneys who appeared before him found him to be even-handed, respectful and efficient.  Consequently, Judge Barker was one of the most highly ranked judges in the Las Vegas Review Journal, “Judging the Judges Survey.”   
 
He will be available full-time to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, private judge and special master on a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Construction Defect, Employment, Personal Injury, Professional Liability and Real Property.  He will also continue his service to the judiciary as a senior judge on an “as needed” basis.  With his stellar reputation and immense expertise, he will be the perfect choice to serve as a neutral. 

ARM Neutral, Hon. Jennifer Togliatti (Ret.) Facilitates Settlement of the October 1 MGM Case in Las Vegas

On October 3, 2019 it was announced that the lawyers for MGM Resorts International and the lawyers representing the victims of the October 1, 2017, mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip had reached a settlement of between $735,000,000 and $800,000,000.  After 8 months of mediation, ARM neutral, Hon. Jennifer Togliatti (Ret.) along side her co-mediator Hon. Louis Meisinger (Ret.) of Signature Resolution helped facilitate this settlement and avoid having the case dragged through the court system for years.  The settlement comes two days after the second anniversary of the shooting, the deadliest in the nation’s modern history.