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Hon. Joseph Van Jura (Ret.)

Neutral, Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Options since 2012

  • Practiced law in Luzerne County for 38 years with an emphasis on: Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Contracts, Commercial Real Estate and Municipal Law.
  • Started his career in the District Attorney’s office where he honed his trial skills. He has also represented a number of School Districts, Municipal Entities and various Zoning Boards.
  • Judge Van Jura was on the Court of Common Pleas from March 19, 2010 until January 3, 2012. Judge Van Jura was involved in a number of high profile cases, both civil and criminal, and also published a number of widely read opinions in numerous areas of the law.
  • He has settled approximately 150 civil cases since 2010. He has has continued his record of settling cases through arbitration and mediation with ADR Options.
  • Judge Van Jura is a graduate of King’s College and he received his Law Degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. He also was a graduate of the Faculty of Laws of the University of London, England with a certificate in English and American Law.