Hon. Maria-Elena James
United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.)

Available for Mediations

"Judge James may be the best mediator I've ever used. She deftly handled an extremely difficult opposing counsel and emotional/sensitive issues. I am so grateful for her hard work in this challenging case."



“Judge James was terrific. She was efficient, candid, firm, clearly understood the issues and nuances, and was easy to communicate with. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again.”



“On behalf of my team, we also thank you for your efforts. Mediation is always a long day and we truly appreciated your attention to detail, and your humor.”


"Judge James and her coordinator Sydney were wonderful in every imaginable way. I will be seeking to resolve other cases with this judge."


​"One of the best mediators I have used"


​"Judge James was very effective in helping resolve the matter. I would definitely use her in the future based on this experience. I liked that she provided suggestions regarding brackets"



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