Alternative Dispute Resolution

Means of alternative dispute resolution can include arbitration, mediation, or mock trials.

Burr & Forman attorneys are certified arbitrators, serve on the United States District Court Mediation Panel, and serve as mediators for the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the American Arbitration Association ("AAA").  The experience of our attorneys as arbitrators and mediators is also a valuable resource in representing clients in the alternative dispute process and can save clients significant time and money. 

Of course, a potential question at the outset of any commercial dispute is whether your business would be better off litigating publicly in front of a judge/jury in court or in front of an arbitration panel selected by the parties.  Both public litigation in courts and private arbitrations can have their advantages and disadvantages.  Many commercial contracts specify upfront the method for resolving disputes.   In such cases, Burr attorneys are prepared to assist you in getting a court to compel arbitration or, if the suit is better suited for a court, resisting arbitration.

Our Attorneys

John Agliano
Partner ~ Tampa, Florida|
(813) 367-5738
(813) 357-3502
John
Bryan Balogh
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5469
(205) 278-9764
Bryan
John Browning
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8211
(251) 706-2411
John
S. Greg Burge
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5101
(205) 244-5612
S. Greg
John Coleman, III
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5167
(205) 244-5623
John
William Collins, Jr.
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4266
(404) 214-7385
William
Benjamin Coulter
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5420
(205) 458-5643
Benjamin
David Elliott
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5324
(205) 244-5631
David
Ashby Fox
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4294
(404) 214-7927
Ashby
Douglas Gartenlaub
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6643
(321) 249-0517
Douglas
Vincent Graffeo
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5333
(205) 244-5721
Vincent
Tony Harlow
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5122
(205) 278-9795
Tony
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
Victor
Jessica Hew
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6646
(321) 249-0527
Jessica
James Hoover
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5111
(205) 244-5660
James
J. Fredric Ingram
Retired Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5237
(205) 244-5662
Kwende Jones
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4242
(404) 214-7393
Kwende
Joseph Letzer
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5212
(205) 244-5671
Joseph
William "J." Long, IV
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5445
(205) 244-5730
Thomas Potter, III
Partner ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3231
(615) 724-3331
Thomas
Robert Rutherford
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5286
(205) 458-5100
Robert
Megan Stephens
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5289
(205) 714-6893
Megan
Shea Sullivan
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4268
(404) 214-7924
Shea
Rik Tozzi
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5152
(205) 278-6948
Rik
Peter Vilmos
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|
(407) 540-6622
(407) 650-2955
Peter
Bill Wasden
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8230
(251) 344-9696
Bill

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Mediation

    Mediator for dispute between homeowner and homeowner's association.
  • Breach of Agreement

    Represented international music production and distribution company in proceedings to enforce non-compete agreement against former company president violated by competitive activities and other breaches of agreement and obtain award of damages. Prevailed in arbitration.
  • Litigation

    Represented inspector of manufactured homes in litigation brought by purchaser of manufactured home alleging multitude of defects in property. Order compelling arbitration affirmed on appeal.
  • Mediation

    Mediator for disputes between banks and mortgagees.
  • Mediation

    Mediator for partners in partnership dissolution.