Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section serves to address all aspects of the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. This section's goal is to prepare its members for the law profession of the future in which multiple dispute resolution options will become an integral part of every attorney's practice. The section provides information and technical assistance to its members, legislators, government departments and the general public on all aspects of dispute resolution. This section will study existing methods for the prompt and effective resolution of disputes; adapt current legal procedures to accommodate court-annexed and court-directed dispute resolution processes; strive to activate local bar involvement in dispute resolution, and conduct public and professional education programs.

The ADR Section is in the process of creating a list of ADR Section members who are qualified, practicing arbitrators in Mississippi. This list will be maintained on the ADR Section Website and is designed to assist the public and the bar in locating persons qualified to serve as arbitrators. If you are interested in being listed, please fill out the Arbitrator List Application.
 

Leading Arbitration Service Providers:
American Arbitration Association http://www.adr.org 
National Arbitration Forum http://www.adrforum.com/default.aspx
FINRA (Securities Arbitration)   http://www.finra.org/ArbitrationMediation/index.htm
JAMS  http://www.jamsadr.com

ADR Related Materials:
Federal Arbitration Act:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode09/usc_sup_01_9.html
Mississippi Court Annexed Mediation Rules: http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/rules/msrulesofcourt/court_annexed_mediation.pdf
Order Establishing Mediator Qualifications for Court Annexed Mediation in Mississippi: http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/images/opinions/147299.pdf
Mississippi Civil Practice Statutes on Arbitration and Awards: http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp
Mediator Directory: /for-members/mediators-directory.aspx

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
2015-2016 Executive Committee

Chair 
Raymond Hunter
Attorney at Law 
P O Box 7917
Gulfport, MS 39506-7917
Phone: (228) 868-6833
Fax: (228) 868-6822
Email: wrhunterlawmediation@cableone.net

Vice Chair 
Bobby Harges
Loyola Univ College of Law 
526 Pine St
New Orleans, LA 70118-3814
Phone: (504) 861-5666
Fax: (504) 433-3756
Email: harges@loyno.edu

Secretary 
Billy Myers
Myers Law Group PLLC 
P O Box 876
Hernando, MS 38632-0876
Phone: (662) 429-1994
Fax: (662) 429-8090
Email: Billy@myerslawyers.com

Past Chair 
Ronny Roberts
Mitchell McNutt & Sams 
P O Box 1366
Columbus, MS 39703-1366
Phone: (662) 328-2316
Fax: (662) 328-8035
Email: rroberts@mitchellmcnutt.com

Member at Large (8/2013-7/2016)
Tom McNeese
McNeese & Hahn 
P O Drawer 948
Columbia, MS 39429-0948
Phone: (601) 731-5020
Fax: (601) 731-5030
Email: patti@mcneesehahn.com

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Anne Veazey
MS Mediation & Arbitration 
218 Hidden Oaks Dr
Ridgeland, MS 39157-7000
Phone: (601) 969-5580
Fax: 
Email: anneveazey@aol.com

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
Robert Gibbs
Gibbs Whitwell PLLC 
1400 Meadowbrook Rd Ste 100
Jackson, MS 39211-6305
Phone: (601) 487-2631
Fax: (601) 366-4295
Email: rgibbs@gibbswhitwell.com