Bruce Edwards was an industry pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Since 1986 he has mediated over 6,000 disputes throughout the United States involving complex, multiparty lawsuits and specializing in matters of high emotion. Mr. Edwards has consistently received recognition for his work as a mediator including awards for “San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year”, “Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category”, and “California Top Neutral” to name a few.
Since 1993 Mr. Edwards has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law where he teaches courses in advanced mediation. In addition to his teaching in the United States, Mr. Edwards has personally taught mediation skills to hundreds of attorneys, judges, business leaders and aspiring mediators throughout Europe, Africa, India and Asia. As a founding Partner of JAMS, the largest provider of ADR services in the United States, Mr. Edwards has worked at the epicenter of the emerging ADR industry over the past two decades, recently serving as the Chairman of the JAMS Board of Directors.
Most recently, Mr. Edwards has cofounded the Edwards Mediation Academy, an online education platform for teaching practical mediation skills to a global audience.