Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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.


Arbitrator List Application
Arbitrator List, updated as of  4-19-17
The ADR Section of The Mississippi Bar is creating a list of ADR Section members who are qualified, practicing arbitrators in Mississippi. This list, similar to the list of qualified mediators currently maintained by the Bar in connection with the Court Annexed Mediation Program, 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 online form available here.

 

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)
2017-2018 Executive Committee

Chair
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

Vice Chair
Robert Gibbs
Gibbs Travis PLLC
1400 Meadowbrook Rd Ste 100
Jackson, MS 39211-6305
Phone: (601) 487-2631
Fax: (601) 366-4295
Email: rgibbs@gibbstravis.com

Secretary
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

Past Chair
Bobby Harges
Bobby Harges LLC
724 11th St
Gretna, LA 70053-6306
Phone: (504) 861-5666
Fax: (504) 433-3756
Email: hargeslaw@cox.net

Member at Large (8/2016-7/2018)
Wynn Clark
Attorney at Law
2510 16th St
Gulfport, MS 39501-2801
Phone: (228) 575-9996
Fax: (228) 575-9030
Email: wynnclark@bellsouth.net

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2019)
Willie Abston
Abston Law Firm
P O Box 320727
Flowood, MS 39232-0727
Phone: (601) 487-8839
Fax: (601) 487-8667
Email: willie.abston@abstonlaw.com

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Jimmy Colmer
Heidelberg Steinberger Colmer & Burrow
P O Box 1407
Pascagoula, MS 39568-1407
Phone: (228) 762-8021
Fax: (228) 762-7589
Email: jcolmer@hscbpa.com