Judge Ben T. Kayashima Retires and Joins IVAMS, One of Southern California's Leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Firms

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Former Korean War Veteran and San Bernardino Supervising Judge, Judge Ben T. Kayashima will be trying his hand at private judging.


Judge Kayashima is a veteran of the Korean War, having earned the rank of Sargent First Class and the Infantry Combat Badge. He Graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1955 and Hastings College of Law in 1958, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Thurston Society.

Judge Kayashima was appointed to the Superior Court in the County of San Bernardino in 1980 by Governor Jerry Brown. He was elected and served as Assistant Presiding Judge from 1987 to 1989 and as the Superior Court Supervising Judge from 1989 to 1991.

Since 1995 to his retirement he handled civil and criminal matters including long cause family law matters.

Judge Kayashima has now joined IVAMS, one of Southern California's leading Alternative Dispute Resolution firms, and according to Judge Kayashima " I am looking forward to working along side my friends at IVAMS".

Peter Eggertsen, President of IVAMS says "We are extremely pleased and honored to have a Jurist with the legacy of Judge Kayashima joining our firm".

Mike Bidart of Shernoff, Bidart, Echeverria and Bentley says "All of us are extremely excited about Judge Ben Kayashima joining the other fine panelists at IVAMS. Judge Kayashima has exceptional experience with the law and the people skills and work ethic which will no doubt produce many successful dispute resolutions".

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