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"

"Judge James was fantastic and very competent. Thank you for treating our case with such care."