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. 

 

Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas

On October 23, 2019 Justice Nancy Saitta and Hon. Jennifer Togliatti will be speaking at the 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will be speaking on panel about MEDIATION IN MASS TORTS: PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS IN RESOLUTION & ALLOCATION.  Other speakers include Hon. Jay Gandhi (Ret.) of JAMS and Hon. David Herndon (Ret.) of Herndon Resolution.  The panel will be moderated by Abbas Kazerounian, Esq., Founder & Director of Advanced Resolution Management and one of the founding partners at Kazerouni Law Group, APC.  Mass Torts Made Perfect is in its 19th year and continues to be the leading mass tort seminar in the country.

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Jennifer Togliatti (Ret.) has joined ARM’s distinguished panel of neutrals

We are pleased to announce that Hon. Jennifer Togliatti (Ret.) has joined ARM’s distinguished panel of neutrals and is available full-time as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge. 

Judge Togliatti’s judicial career began in 1998 when she was elected Justice of the Peace for the Las Vegas Justice Court and, in 1999, served as Chief Judge. She also presided over specialty court dockets for the Eighth Judicial District Court and served as acting Federal Magistrate for U.S. District Court. In 2002, she was appointed by then Governor Kenny Guinn to the Eighth Judicial District Court and has served there for the last 16 years, where she presided over 250 jury trials and conducted over 300 settlement conferences. Her settlements have involved complex, multi-party cases with resolutions totaling well over a half-billion dollars.

As a result, she developed a reputation for being a “miracle worker” and a “closer.” So much so, that the Nevada Supreme Court looked to Judge Togliatti to settle mass tort cases by appointing her as a mandatory settlement judge. At the time, it was unheard of for a district court judge to be appointed by grant of motion to oversee such matters.  
 
For instance, in 2012 Judge Togliatti was called upon by the Nevada Supreme Court to conduct a mandatory settlement conference for civil lawsuits that were filed as a result of the hepatitis C scare that rocked Southern Nevada in 2007 and 2008. She was also involved in settling cases related to the endoscopy scandal based on different theories of liability with different corporate defendants, all of which she settled. On the Supreme Court appointment case alone, her complex settlement conference lasted nine days, and her relentless negotiations resulted in a settlement that, was seen as one of the largest in Nevada history with an undisclosed amount widely reported in the media to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  

Then in 2014, she settled a massive construction defect case involving Tutor Perini Corp., various sub-contractors, casino giant MGM Resorts International and CityCenter’s Harmon Hotel. With more than 400 million in damage claims at stake, 15 months of negotiations, and at times working 14 different caucus rooms, Judge Togliatti brokered a global settlement reported at the time by the Las Vegas Review Journal to be 195 million. She saved the parties and the court countless years of trial and appellate litigation on a very complex case that many said would be almost impossible to try.

“Judge Togliatti is one of the most sought after judges in Nevada. I am so proud that she chose ARM to begin the next chapter of her career,” said Abbas Kazerounian Director and Founder of ARM. “Having someone of her calibre on our roster adds another dimension to our growing panel here in Nevada. She has an impeccable reputation as a jurist and as a mediator. Simply put, Judge Togliatti is the best.”

Her areas of specialty, full profile and case manager are listed below. Please call us for her availability or for more information.  

SPECIALTIES

  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect      
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Discrimination   
  • Employment 
  • Government/Municipalities 
  • Insurance
  • Labor Law 
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mass Torts 
  • Medical Malpractice 
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability 
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice 
  • Wrongful Death

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A CASE, 
PLEASE CONTACT ARM CASE MANAGER 
CRIS JARRELL
OR EMAIL HER DIRECTLY AT cris@armadr.com

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM JUSTICE MICHAEL CHERRY (RET.)

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM JUSTICE MICHAEL CHERRY (RET.)

We are pleased to announce that Justice Michael Cherry (Ret.) has joined ARM’s distinguished panel of neutrals and is available full-time to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, appellate consultant and private judge. As you can see above, he is very excited to get started on his new career.

Justice Cherry has served as a member of the judiciary for the last 20 years, including two terms as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. During that time, he conducted hundreds of settlement conferences. Prior to his work on the bench, he was appointed as a Special Master in both the MGM Fire Litigation and the Las Vegas Hilton Fire Litigation. His work on these cases drew national attention and established procedures that are now commonly used in most mass tort litigation. All in all, his distinguished and sincere service to clients, to the judiciary, and to the state has prepared Justice Cherry for this next chapter.  

“Justice Cherry is a true legend in the state of Nevada. All of us at ARM are delighted and proud to know that he is part of our team,” said Abbas Kazerounian, Director and Founder of Advanced Resolution Management. “He brings so much to the panel with his vast background and immense expertise. It will be a pleasure to watch him flourish as a top neutral both in Nevada and nationally.“

His areas of specialty, access to his full profile, and case manager are listed below. Please call us for Justice Cherry’s availability or for more information.  

JUSTICE CHERRY’S SPECIALTIES 

 
  • Appellate Consultation
  • Business/Commercial    
  • Construction Defect            
  • Employment
  • Insurance/Bad Faith          
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice 
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability 
  • Professional Liability

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A CASE, 
PLEASE CONTACT ARM CASE MANAGER 
CRIS JARRELL
OR EMAIL HER DIRECTLY AT cris@armadr.com