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May 1, 2024

Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.)

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Hon. Glenda Sanders (Ret.) joined JAMS as a neutral after a distinguished career spanning 42 years. Judge Sanders served on the Orange County Superior Court for 20 years, including six years on the Complex Civil Litigation Panel. During her time on the bench, she served as the supervising judge of the Civil Panel, chairperson of the court’s Finance Committee and presiding judge of the Orange County Superior Court, California’s third-largest court (144 judicial officers and 1,500 employees).

Judge Sanders was elected by her peers to lead the Orange County Superior Court as its presiding judge at a time when the judicial branch of government in California was experiencing unprecedented budget cuts, causing many courts throughout the state to downsize or even shut down entirely. Under her leadership, the Orange County Superior Court substantially reduced its expenses by millions of dollars without closing courthouses or retrenching staff.

Judge Sanders has presided over thousands of complex cases, focusing upon multiparty business disputes involving mass torts, catastrophic injuries, health care, environmental and insurance issues, class actions (consumer and wage and hour), Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, real estate, intellectual property (with an emphasis on trade secrets matters) and construction defects.

Regarding her class action experience, Judge Sanders has been described by the Court of Appeal as an “an experienced and respected jurist with extensive experience in class action matters” (Uribe v. Crown Building Maintenance Company, 70 Cal. App. 5th 986, 1006, fn. 4).

Judge Sanders has managed, resolved and facilitated the settlement of coordinated and consolidated product defect and consumer claims in the medical, dental, automotive, construction and mortgage industries. 714-937-8237


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