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Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section

  • About the Section
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  • Speakers Bureau
  • Alabama Arbitration Act
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2010 Dispute Resolution
Back row:  Nick Gaede (co-chair), Jim Reddoch, John Webb (co-chair), Stewart O’Bannon    Front Row:  Don Brockway, Charles Booth, Judy Keegan, Sally Bowers, Abigail van Alstyne, Mary Lynn Bates, Michelle Obradovic, Helen Alford, Allison Skinner, and Heather Leonard.

 
Mission

The ADR Committee was reformed in 2010 as the Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section.

The Dispute Resolution Section addresses various aspects of dispute resolution; negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other techniques to either resolve or simplify the resolution of disputes. The section exists to emphasize to both providers and users of legal services that the Alabama State Bar recognizes the importance of efficient, cost effective resolution of disputes and the role of lawyers in that process.

Read More

Read more about the Section on the Alabama State Bar Association's web site, including links to bylaws, officers and minutes of the latest meetings at http://www.alabar.org/sections/dispute-resolution/index.cfm.

Direct links to specific pages are listed below:

Leadership - http://www.alabar.org/sections/officers.cfm?feed=DR

Bylaws - http://www.alabar.org/sections/dispute-resolution/governance.cfm.

PDF Draft Alabama Arbitration Act, April 24, 2001

  

Minutes (selected)

PDF Minutes of March 31, 2011 Meeting

PDF Minutes of October 20, 2010 Meeting

PDF Minutes to the First Meeting, July 15, 2010

PDF Dispute Resolution Section Approval, April 9, 2009

  

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2010 Dispute Resolution
Back row:  Nick Gaede (co-chair), Jim Reddoch, John Webb (co-chair), Stewart O’Bannon    Front Row:  Don Brockway, Charles Booth, Judy Keegan, Sally Bowers, Abigail van Alstyne, Mary Lynn Bates, Michelle Obradovic, Helen Alford, Allison Skinner, and Heather Leonard.

 
Members

Cassandra Adams, Esq.
Cumberland School of Law
800 Lakeshore Dr. Suite 215
Birmingham, AL. 35229-0002
(205) 726-4342
ceadams@samford.edu

Phillip Adams Jr., Esq.
Adams, Umbach, Davidson & White
P.O. Box 2069
Opelika, AL. 36803-2069
(334) 745-6466
padams@audwlaw.com

Helen Alford, Esq.
Alford, Clausen & McDonald
One Saint Louis Street, Suite 5000
Mobile, AL. 36602-3929
(251) 432-1600
hja@alfordclausen.com

Suzanne Ashe, Esq.
Balch & Bingham
P.O. Box 306
Birmingham, AL. 35201-0306
(205) 226-3431
sashe@balch.com

David Bains, Esq.
3525 Brookwood Road
Mountain Brook, AL. 35223-1445
(205) 637-0557
dpbains@gmail.com

Charles Booth Jr., Esq.
6 Office Park Circle, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL. 35223-2540
(205) 969-1010
charles@chbooth.com

Sarah Bowers, Esq.
P.O. Box 202
Sylacauga, AL. 35150-0202
(205) 936-5700
sybowers@bellsouth.net

Hon. John Carroll
Cumberland School of Law
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Al. 35229
(205) 726-2704
carrol@samford.edu

John Civils Jr., Esq.
Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart
2801 Highway 280 S., Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35223-2484
(205) 251-1193
jsc@hfsllp.com

Jennifer Clark, Esq.
Blach & Bingham
P.O. Box 306
Birmingham, AL. 35201-0306
(205) 226-3497
jclark@balch.com

John Clarke, Esq.
Dispute Resolution Services
1600 Hllwood Drive
Montgomery, Al 36106
(334) 279-7020
jackclarke@knology.net

William Coleman, Esq.
Capell & Howard
P.O. Box 2069
Montgomery, Al 36102-2069
(334) 241-8056
wdc@chlaw.com

Charles Denaburg, Esq.
Najjar, Denaburg
2125 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL. 35203-4209
(205) 250-8400
cdenaburg@najjar.com

Christie Dowling, Esq.
Lyman Dowling Law
2102 Cahaba Road, Suite C
Birmingham, AL. 35223-1140
(205) 803-3339
cdowling@familymattersal.com

Victor DuBose, Esq.
Shiyou Law Firm
P.O. Box 310
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0310
(601) 583-6040
vicdubose@aol.com

Nick Gaede Jr., Esq
Bainbrdge, Mims, Rogers & Smith
P.O. Box 530886
Birmingham, AL. 53253-0886
(205) 879-1100
ngaede@bainbridgemims.com

Hon. William Gordon
8 Commerce Street, Suite 1230
Montgomery, AL 36104-3520
(334) 262-0034
rjwrg@att.net

Steven Gregory, Esq.
Gregory Law Firm
2100 South Bridge Pkwy, Suite 650
Birmingham, AL 35209-1310
(250 799-0380
steve@gregorylawfirm.us

John Hall III, Esq.
Law Office of John Hall
2101 Highland Avenue S., Suite 700
Birmingham, AL. 35205-4018
(205) 933-9200
jch@hall-law.com

David Hamby Jr., Esq.
Richardson, Spear, Spear & Hamby
P.O. Box 1347
Mobile, AL. 36633-1347
(251) 344-8181
dah@rsspc.com

Hon. Robert Harwood Jr.
Rosen Harwood
P.O. Box 2727
Tuscaloosa, AL. 35403-2727
(205) 334-5000
bharwood@rosenharwood.com

Chad Hobbs, Esq.
Rosen Harwood
P.O. Box 2727
Tuscaloosa, AL. 35403-2727
(205) 334-5000
chobbs@rosenharwood.com

John Holt Jr., Esq.
3660 Grandview Pkwy. Suite 200
Birmingham, AL. 35243-3332
(205) 335-1264
lexcanis@earthlink.net

Joseph Hubbard
Capell & Howard
P.O. Box 2069
Montgomery, AL. 36102-2069
(334) 241-8035
jlh@chlaw.com

Amber James, Esq.
James Family Law Center
917 Merchants Walk SW, Suite C
Huntsville, AL. 35801-5255
(256) 518-9529
amber@jamesfamilylaw.com

Thomas Johnson, Esq.
44 Tecumseh Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
(334) 270-9613
drtomm@gmail.com

Richard Kilgore, Esq.
Kilgore Firm
505 20th Street N, Suite 1675
Birmingham, AL. 35203-4643
(205) 321-4200
allen@kilgorefirm.com

Ron Kim, Esq.
262 German Oak Drive
Cordova, TN. 38018-4799
(901) 767-3520
rk@ronkinlaw.com

William Lancaster, Esq.
Alford, Clausen & McDonald
One Saint Louis Street, Suite 5000
Mobile, AL. 36602-3929
(251) 432-1600
wrl@alfordclausen.com

James Lloyd, Esq.
Lloyd, Gray, Whitehead & Monroe
2501 20th Place S, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL. 35223-1720
(205) 967-8822
jlloyd@lgwmlaw.com

William McGuire Jr., Esq.
Tanner & Guin
P.O. Box 3206
Tuscaloosa, AL. 35403-3206
(205) 633-0212
bmcguire@tannerguin.com

Glory McLaughlin, Esq.
Redden, Mills & Clark
505 20th Street N.
Birmingham, AL. 35203-2605
(205) 322-0457
grm@rmclaw.com

Robert Miller, Esq.
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner et al
P.O. Box 2906
Mobile, AL. 36652
(251) 415-7307
rbm@cabaniss.com

Terinna Moon, Esq.
Moon & Mosteller
P.O. Box 680087
Prattville, AL. 36068-0087
(334) 361-3340
tina@mmblawyers.com

Robert Morris, Esq.

P.O. Box 220406
Deatsville, AL. 36022-0406
(334) 569-1820
bobatmmllc@aol.com

William Moseley, Esq.
Hand Arendall
P.O. Box 123
Mobile, AL. 36601-0123
(251) 694-6291
amoseley@handarendall.com

Frances Nolan, Esq.
The Crittenden Firm
P.O. Box 531207
Birmingham, AL.35253-1207
(205) 874-8680
frances@thecrittendenfirm.com

Rebecca Oates, Esq.
Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL. 36104-3741
(334) 229-0733
roates@appellate.state.al.us

Michael Odom, Esq.
Haskell, Slaughter, Young & Rediker
1400 Park Place Tower
Birmingham, AL. 35203-2735
(205) 254-1480
mbo@hsy.com

Hon. Deborah Paseur
Johnson, Paseur & Medley
P.O. Box 2760
Florence, AL 35630-0006
(256) 764-2140
dbpaseur@bellsouth.net

Simeon Penton II, Esq.
Kaufman, Gilpin, McKenzie et al
P.O. Drawer 4540
Montgomery, AL. 36103-4540
(334) 244-1111
spenton@kgmlegal.com

Ezra Perry Jr., Esq.
Dominick, Fletcher, Yeilding et al
P.O. Box 1387
Birmingham, AL. 35201-1387
(205) 939-0033
ebp@dfy.com

James Reddoch Jr., Esq.
2703 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL. 35401-1865
(205) 469-9969
jfreddoch@gmail.com

Dennis Riley, Esq.
Morring, Schrimsher & Riley
P.O. Box 414
Huntsville, AL. 35804
(256) 534-0671
dr@msrlawoffice.com

Sandra Robinson, Esq.
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner et al
P.O. Box 2906
Mobile, AL. 36652
(251) 415-7300
sgr@cabaniss.com

Benjamin Rowe
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner et al
P.O. Box 2906
Mobile, AL. 36652
(251) 415-7302
btr@cabiness.com

Robert Rutherford Jr., Esq.
Burr & Forman
420 20th Street N., Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL. 35203-5210
(205) 458-5286
rrutherf@burr.com

Robert Sasser, Esq.
Sasser, Sefton, Tipton & Davis
P.O. Box 242127
Montgomery, AL. 36124-2127
(334) 532-3400
rsasser@sasserlawfirm.com

Tammy Shamsie-McCabe, Esq.
Shamsie-McCabe Law Firm
4245 Balmoral Drive SW, Suite 203
Huntsville, AL. 35801-6441
(256) 656-3672
tshamsz@aol.com

Roland Shattuck, Esq.
Rosen Harwood
P.O. Box 2727
Tuscaloosa, AL. 35403-2727
(250 344-5000
cshattuck@rosenharwood.com

Lauren Shine, Esq.
Gaines, Wolter & Kinney
3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 425
Birmingham, AL. 35243-1907
(205) 980-5888
lauren.shine@gaineswolterkinney.com

Wayne Simpson, Esq.
Simpson, Glick & Burford
2700 Highway 280, Suite 203W
Birmingham, A. 35223-2468
(205) 876-1600
wssimpson@ritcheysimpson.com

Holman Stephens, Esq.
Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings
200 Clinton Avenue W., Suite 900
Huntsville, AL. 35801-4933
(256) 517-5100
hstephens@babc.com

Hon. Ned Suttle
1905 Bruin Drive
Florence, AL. 35630-1461
(256) 767-4900
nsuttle@bellsouth.net

Dr. James Vickrey, Jr.
4454 Blackwood Drive
Montgomery, AL. 36109-3159
(334) 272-5920
jvickrey@troy.edu

Edwin Waldrop Jr., Esq.
Lightfoot, Franklin & White
400 20th Street N.
Birmingham, AL 35203-3200
(205) 581-0713
gwaldrop@lfwlaw.com

Michael Walls, Esq.
Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
2000 A Southbridge Pkwy., Suite 400
Birmingham, AL. 35209-7719
(205) 933-9033
mwall@uww-adr.com

John Webb V, Esq.
Lloyd, Gray, Whitehead & Monroe
2501 20th Place S, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL. 35223-1712
(205) 967-8822
jwebb@lgwmlaw.com

 


The Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section replaced the ADR Committee.

 


Speakers Bureau
The Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar has established a speakers bureau to respond to community requests to speak on mediation and arbitration.

 
Speakers Bureau

The Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar has established a speakers bureau to respond to community requests to speak on mediation and arbitration.

This is intended to supplement the State Bar Road Show by providing informative programs not only to local bars, but also to a wider range of groups such as civic clubs, schools, and business associations.

Over 100 attorneys are willing to participate as speakers.

Each speaker will have the benefit of educational materials available through the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and will be evaluated following presentations.

Please make the availability of this service known to your members and request their help in getting this information to appropriate groups.

For a list of speakers in your area, you may call the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution at (334) 269-0409.

 


The Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section replaced the ADR Committee.

 


meeting
The Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar has established a speakers bureau to respond to community requests to speak on mediation and arbitration.

 
Alabama Arbitration Act (DRAFT)

The Alabama Arbitration Act (DRAFT) begins as follows. You may read the full text by following the link below to open a PDF file.

April 24, 2001 Draft
FOR DISCUSSION ONLY

ALABAMA ARBITRATION ACT

Alabama State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Jack Clarke, Chairman
Subcommittee to Draft an Alabama Arbitration Act
Mary Lynn Bates, Chairman and Reporter

The ideas and conclusions set forth in this draft, including the proposed statutory language and any comments or reporter's notes, have not been passed upon by the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bar and its Members. Proposed statutory language may not be used to ascertain the intended meaning of any promulgated final statutory proposal.

Download the PDF Alabama Arbitration Act (DRAFT)

 

 
Photo Gallery

Back row: Nick Gaede (co-chair), Jim Reddoch, John Webb (co-chair), Stewart O’Bannon Front Row: Don Brockway, Charles Booth, Judy Keegan, Sally Bowers, Abigail van Alstyne, Mary Lynn Bates, Michelle Obradovic, Helen Alford, Allison Skinner, and Heather Leonard.
Back row:  Nick Gaede (co-chair), Jim Reddoch, John Webb (co-chair), Stewart O’Bannon   
Front Row:  Don Brockway, Charles Booth, Judy Keegan, Sally Bowers, Abigail van Alstyne,
Mary Lynn Bates, Michelle Obradovic, Helen Alford, Allison Skinner, and Heather Leonard.