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  1-4-19
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 
National Arbitration Forum
FINRA (Securities Arbitration)

ADR Related Materials:
Federal Arbitration Act:
Mississippi Court Annexed Mediation Rules:
Order Establishing Mediator Qualifications for Court Annexed Mediation in Mississippi:
Mississippi Civil Practice Statutes on Arbitration and Awards:
Mediator Directory: /for-members/mediators-directory.aspx


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
2018-2019 Executive Committee

Robert Gibbs
Gibbs Travis PLLC
210 E Capitol St Ste 1801
Jackson, MS 39201-2306
Phone: (601) 487-2631
Fax: (601) 366-4295

Vice Chair
Ronny Roberts
Mitchell McNutt & Sams
P O Box 1366
Columbus, MS 39703-1366
Phone: (662) 328-2316
Fax: (662) 328-8035

Wynn Clark
Attorney at Law
2510 16th St
Gulfport, MS 39501-2801
Phone: (228) 575-9996
Fax: (228) 575-9030

Past Chair
Billy Myers
Myers Law Group PLLC
P O Box 876
Hernando, MS 38632-0876
Phone: (662) 429-1994
Fax: (662) 429-8090

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

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Jimmy Colmer
Office of Board Atty-Jackson County
PO Box 998
Pascagoula, MS 39568-0998
Phone: (228) 769-3371
Fax: (228) 769-3119

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2021)
Bill Brown
Walker Brown & Brown PA
P O Box 276
Hernando, MS 38632-0276
Phone: (662) 429-5277
Fax: (662) 429-5280