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Languages spoken: French

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  1. Construction: 55%
    39 years
  2. Arbitration: 25%
    30 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
    22 years

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Ragsdale Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray, LLP

2400 International Tower
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alternative Dispute ResolutionGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
Construction LawGeorgia Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/Managing PartnerRagsdale Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray, LLP1999 - Present
PartnerVarner Stephens Wingfield & Humphries, LLP1980 - 1999
AssociatePowell Goldstein, LLP1978 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Civil Trial MediatorsFellow2013 - Present
Best Lawyers in AmericaListed, Construction Law2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Dispute Resolution SectionChair2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law SectionChair Elect2013 - Present
Institute for Conflict Prevention and ResolutionPanel Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution SectionChair2012 - Present
Georgia Arbitrators' ForumFellow2012 - Present
Institute for Conflict Prevention and ResolutionMember, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals2011 - Present
College of Commercial ArbitratorsFellow2011 - Present
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionRegistered Arbitrator2011 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Lawyers SectionSecretary/Treasurer2011 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution SectionExecutive Committee2011 - Present
National Academy of Distinguished NeutralsFellow2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Dispute Resolution SectionMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember, Construction Rule 7 Revision Committee2009 - Present
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionMember, Mediation Panel2008 - Present
Georgia Academy of Mediators & ArbitratorsMember2008 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember of Commercial Panel of Arbitrators1986 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember, Construction Panel of Arbitrators1986 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember, Panel of Mediators1986 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember, Large and Complex Case Panel of Arbitrators1986 - Present
Atlanta Lawyers FoundationChairman, Board of Trustees1994 - 1996
Atlanta Lawyers FoundationTrustee1993 - 1994
Lawyers Club of AtlantaChairman, Executive Committee1992 - 1993
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc.President1991 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Capital Electric Company v. United States, 729 F.2d 743N/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Associated General Contractors of GeorgiaPreference Payments in Bankruptcy2009
Associated General Contractors of GeorgiaA Short Bankruptcy Primer2009
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction IndustryEngagement Letters and Litigation2009
National Business InstituteGeorgia Construction Law - What to Do When...2003
National Business InstituteAdvanced Georgia Construction Law2002
Georgia JurisprudenceDispossessory and Distraint Procedures1995
Georgia JurisprudenceEjectment1995
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHistoryA.B.1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fifth Annual Arbitration InstituteArbitration 201 (and 301!) - Advanced Arbitration Practices2011
Atlanta Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionEthics for Mediators2011
Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and ContractorsDispute Resolution During and After Construction2010
Atlanta Bar Association Construction Law SectionCounseling Construction Clients in Tough Times2008
Associated General Contractors WebinarTools for Tough Times2008
Institute for Continuing Legal Education In Georgia, ADR InstituteQuality In Arbitration - The Experts Speak2006
American Arbitration AssociationArbitration/Mediation in Fast Track Cases2005
American Arbitration AssociationArbitral Subpoena Powers - Things to Know2005
Georgia Real Estate Investment AssociationArbitration and Real Estate Contracts2004
American Arbitration AssociationFast Track or Not?2004
National Business InstituteGeorgia Mechanics' and Materialmens' Liens2003
National Business InstituteGeorgia Construction Law - What to Do When...2003
National Business InstituteAdvanced Georgia Construction Law2002
Institute for Continuing Legal Education in GeorgiaGeorgia Mechanics' and Materialmens' Liens1998