Michael Braun joins BAY Mediation & Arbitration as a Neutral | May 11, 2017

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services is excited to welcome civil trial attorney Michael Braun to its panel of neutrals. With over 100 jury trials to his credit, Michael comes to BAY with more than 20 years of experience representing clients across Georgia in the area of Personal Injury – including Wrongful Death, Tractor Trailer, and […]

BAY Neutral Sonny Jester Participates on Alternative Mediation Panel | May 4, 2017

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services construction neutral C.G. “Sonny” Jester, Jr. served this week on a mediation panel at the 5th annual Summit of the Americas in Chicago, Illinois. During the summit, he joined four other industry leaders to address global hot topics in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Members of the panel specifically discussed the reintroduction […]

BAY Celebrates Completion of its Office Expansion Project | Apr 28, 2017

To better serve its clients and Georgia’s growing alternative dispute resolution needs, BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services is excited to announce the completion of its 4,000 square-foot office expansion. The expansion, which began in January 2017, now brings the total number of conference rooms available at BAY to 30. New features include a large conference […]

BAY Neutral Hon. Patricia Killingsworth to Speak at State Bar’s Mediation Advocacy Seminar | Mar 23, 2017

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services announced today that neutral Hon. Patricia Killingsworth is scheduled to speak at the State Bar Association’s Mediation Advocacy seminar on March 24. During the event, Hon. Killingsworth will share with her peers her insights on mediating an employer/employee divorce in the Workers’ Compensation arena. Seminar attendees will also learn about […]

Judge Jerry Baxter Brings Legacy of Judicial Excellence to BAY | Feb 8, 2017

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services is excited to welcome Judge Jerry W. Baxter to its team of neutrals. Judge Baxter joins BAY after serving a distinguished 42-year career in the Fulton County Courts, which includes various positions such as Assistant Solicitor-General, Assistant District Attorney, State Court Judge, Superior Court Judge, and now a Senior Superior […]

3 Reasons to Choose Mediation | Jan 18, 2017

Choosing a mediator can be a stressful process for all parties involved, but for those who have tried mediation, the process is typically less intimidating than going to court to settle a dispute. Mediation does not consist of the same strict rules or guidelines that court involves, so mediation provides both sides with the flexibility […]

The Role Of Voir Dire In Mediation | Jan 10, 2017

I am sure you are wondering what is wrong with the author of this article. After all, what in the world does voir dire have to do with mediation? In fact, it has a lot to do with it. Is your client or the opposing party a racial minority; a corporation; a female; an attractive […]

Are you Ready to Agree to Agree? | Sep 21, 2015

As a practicing attorney for more than 36 years and as a mediator for the last fourteen years, I have seen my share of changes in the legal scene. And, it has only been in the last 7-10 years that mediation has really been the primary means of settling litigation claims in Atlanta. As both […]