Hon. Michael H. Dolinger recently joined JAMS as a panelist in its New York City office. He had previously served for more than thirty-one years as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York (1984-2015). During that time he conducted numerous trials, both bench and jury; supervised pretrial proceedings, including discovery and motions, in several thousand cases; and handled settlement efforts in an equivalent number of cases. Prior to his service on the bench, Mr. Dolinger was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District, where he worked in the Civil Division, including time spent as Deputy Chief of Appeals and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division. (1976-84). Before his tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was an associate at the law firm then known as Nickerson, Kramer, Lowenstein, Nessen, Kamin & Soll. (1973-76).
Mr. Dolinger earned his law degree at Columbia Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review. (1969-72). He subsequently undertook a clerkship with the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (1972-73).