SAN DIEGO – Chief Judge Anthony J. Brandenburg has joined JAMS, The Resolution Experts, the nation’s largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services. As chief judge of the Intertribal Court in Southern California, he brings a unique combination of dispute resolution skills and judicial experience to JAMS with over 25 years of experience in the field of Native American Law. He will resolve disputes involving contracts, employment, environment, evictions/exclusions, gaming, intertribal, land use, personal injury and various tribal issues. He is based in the JAMS San Diego Resolution Center.
“We are happy to welcome Chief Judge Brandenburg to JAMS,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He is one of the pre-eminent experts on Native American law in the country and has extensive experience settling disputes in the Native American community.”
While serving on the Municipal Court Bench in San Diego County as a commissioner, Brandenburg conducted numerous settlement conferences and set up a mediation hotline program for settling civil disputes. He is knowledgeable in Indian Child Welfare issues and has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Additionally, he has taught and trained over 300 Pro Tem Judges.
Brandenburg is a recipient of several distinguished awards, most notably the Spirit of Luiseno Award by the Rincon Band of Mission Indians in 2008 and the Restorative Justice Mediation Award by Amicus Project in 2007.
He is a member of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, California Judges Association, and California Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He received his M.A. from the University of Connecticut and his B.S. from Eastern Connecticut State University.