Mediator and Arbitrator
Deborah Ballati, Esq. is a mediator and arbitrator at JAMS. Before joining JAMS as a neutral, she spent 42 years as a litigator handling a broad range of civil and commercial disputes.
In her litigation practice, Ms. Ballati represented many owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in construction disputes. She has substantial experience with delay and defect claims arising out of commercial and residential construction.
Ms. Ballati is recognized as a leading California Construction Mediator in Chambers USA, 2020 and served as the first female president of American College of Construction Lawyers. She is a past chair of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. .