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James G. Stewart

Mediation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    90%
    Handled over 2,000 mediations/arbitrations in an enormous range of disputes: attorney & professional liability;insurance law/coverage;real estate;business contracts & dissolution; construction;labor/employment;Clear Water Act/ water run-off; marital property division; Workers' Compensation; injured railroad employees (FELA); and personal injury and wrongful death claims including vehicle accidents, defective or dangerous products, premises liability, medical negligence, nursing home liability.

    38 years

  2. Arbitration
    10%
    Handled over 2,000 mediations/arbitrations in an enormous range of disputes: attorney & professional liability;insurance law/coverage;real estate;business contracts & dissolution; construction;labor/employment;Clear Water Act/ water run-off; marital property division; Workers' Compensation; injured railroad employees (FELA); and personal injury and wrongful death claims including vehicle accidents, defective or dangerous products, premises liability, medical negligence, nursing home liability.

    38 years

 

A Mediator and Arbitrator who has handled over 4,000 Mediations and Arbitrations in an enormous range of disputes, including Attorney Malpractice; Professional Liability; Insurance Law and Coverage Issues; Real Estate; Business Contracts; Business Dissolution; Construction Law; Labor and Employment Law; Defamation of character; Clear Water Act and Water Run-Off Issues; marital property division in divorce; Workers' Compensation; injured railroad employees (FELA); and personal injury and wrongful death claims including  motor vehicle accidents, defective or dangerous Products, Premises Liability, Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Liability, Reflex Sympathetic Distrophy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Rectus Capitus Posterior Minus Syndrome.

A Mediation & Arbitration Trainer and lecturer who has spoken on Mediation at numerous Seminars throughout Georgia and does a CLE presentation on Ethics and Professionalism in Mediation to Attorneys and Insurance Adjusters, who receive Continuing Education Credits for attending.

He has worked with 2 major Insurance Companies defending all types of insurance claims and, as a Defense Attorney, represented a local Hospital defending Medical Negligence claims.

As a Civil Trial Attorney he has represented thousands of injured victims and personally handled all types of personal injury claims and lawsuits including: automobile and tractor-trailer crashes; dangerous and defective products; slip-and-fall accidents and assault, battery, or rape when inadequate security is an issue; libel, slander, and defamation of character; medical malpractice and physician or hospital negligence; nursing home abuse or neglect; lawyer malpractice; and professional liability.

 

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James G. Stewart 
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator

Location

James G. Stewart
BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC
5775 Glenridge Drive, Building E, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Reviews

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Posted by Mack | March 3, 2015
Simply the BEST!
I was rear ended by a limo driver in June of 2012. The policy holder of the limo fraudulently obtained insurance [reported it was a private, NOT FOR HIRE vehicle]: after the collision claim was settled the at fault insured was cancelled and my uninsured motorist coverage took over. I ultimately had a rotary cuff surgery, missed several months of work in recovery, then had to have another surgery on my hand – all related to this claim (over $50,000.) [over a 20 month span.] My employer's insurance policy paid all medical and surgical claims and came after me to reimburse with any settlement from the UIM Coverage. I received short and long term disability benefits (over $80,000.) Both the Medical and the Disability Insurance Companies thought they should get some reimbursement from the UIM. My auto coverage insurance company thought that I was not due the total benefit of $50,000. In UIM coverage because they seemed to think the accident was not severe enough. Jim Stewart not only got auto coverage to pay the full $50,000; but, made it possible for me NOT TO HAVE TO REIMBURSE THE MEDICAL OR DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY ONE RED CENT. And, I have not heard a word from them since... This man is a Super “Pit Bull” Attorney who will protect your interest the fullest extent. I have been very pleased and so has everyone I have referred to Jim over the last 12 years that I have known him. Without a doubt, if you want to keep what is yours, what you have coming to you, and stop the competing companies from grabbing all the benefits you have been paying for and rightfully deserve, Jim Stewart is the person to trust your case to . He is simply the best!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • BAY Mediation
  • 2009 - Present
  • Founding Mediator/Arbitrator
  • Henning Mediation
  • 1996 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James G. Stewart
  • 1987 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Malone & Stewart
  • 1980 - 1987
  • St. Paul Insurance Company
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • 1974 - 1978
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Education

  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Associations

  • Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Committee Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Special Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (American Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Registered Neutral
  • N/A
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial & Error CLE Seminar
  • Professionalism in Mediation
  • 2010
  • 2006 Auto Torts Workshop
  • Make that phone call: How to Get the Most Money Out of your Case at Mediation
  • 2006
  • 2005 Auto Torts Workshop
  • Techniques on Mediating an Auto Case
  • 2005
  • 11th Annual ADR Institute and the 2004 Neutrals' Conference
  • Techniques of Experienced Mediators
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (18)
Endorse James
Mediation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"Jim has been a mediator for a number of years now and has helped successfully mediate several matters for my firm over the years. Knowledgeable, professional, friendly and outstanding at what he does, it is perhaps his genuinely friendly nature and ability to remember one's name that matters most to me. Combine his knowledge and ability with those terrific traits and you have not only a fine man but one who is an excellent go between in resolving disputes. I recommend his services to anyone without reservation."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim did an absolutely fantastic job on a mediation I had recently in a very difficult case. The client had significant injuries, but the case also had some causation problems. Jim related extremely well with my clients and gained their confidence. He also continuously pushed the other side to get the case resolved. He is someone who both sides can trust to work hard to get the case settled."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse James Stewart. On several occasions Mr. Stewart has mediated disputed claims between my client and the adjuster or attorney for the other party. Mr. Stewart is a litigation attorney with an excellent understanding of the rules of evidence. Mr Stewart utilizes his years of litigation experience to navigate complex litigation in an effort to bring a resolution to cases which do not appear to be likely to settle via negotiation."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Other
"Jim is an outstanding mediator with a great reputation in the legal community. I can honestly endorse this lawyer's work without hesitation."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim did an excellent job mediating a nursing home wrongful death matter for me. The issues were complex and both sides were entrenched. Jim worked hard to encourage the parties to reach a resolution. He communicated the parties' respective positions well. He also produced substantial movement from both sides when I did not expect much movement at all. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to mediate a personal injury matter."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim for several years. I have used him as a mediator many times, both when I was an insurance defense attorney, and now as a plaintiff's attorney, and I can say, with doubt, that no one will work harder to get the parties to settle a case than will Jim. He has the rare ability to convince injured plaintiffs, as well as large insurance companies, that they are better off settling their case than to continue expensive and lengthy litigation. I would not hesitate to use Jim as a mediator in any of my cases."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim for a number of years, both in his capacity as an advocate for injured plaintiffs, as well as in his role as a mediator. I have used Jim to mediate a number of cases over the years and have always found him to be a well prepared, and persuasive neutral, who gives both sides the benefit of his vast experience in an effort to resolve the matter before him. I endorse his work."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In his practice as an attorney, Mr. Stewart always brings a high degree of experience and expertise to his clients' representation. In his work as a mediator his perspective and problem solving is top notch. Without question, those participants that ignore his advice in that setting do so at their peril. Insurance company once refused his suggested mediated settlement, forcing the issues to trial, where a jury showed them the error of obstinance. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim for a number of years now. He is not only highly skilled, aggressive, and successful when it comes to helping his clients, but more importantly he truly cares. He personally works closely with his clients to ensure that they obtain the justice they deserve. I am happy to endorse this attorney's work."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim not only has an excellent reputation with Plaintiff and Defense lawyers as a mediatior but I have seen first hand how effective he is. I would recommend and use Jim without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Stewart is highly respected by judges and fellow lawyers alike. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have used Jim many times on resolving our personal injury cases with many successes. He is knowledgable, honest and a fantastic communicator. He is known to be straight forward and creative in resolving disputes. I endorse this lawyers work."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Mr. Stewart several years ago at a legal seminar reagrding Mediation Practices. He was an excellent teacher and was very patient with the questions for the gallery. I gained much respect for Mr. Stewart and his Mediation practice during that seminar. I have since used him as a mediator on my firm's cases. I have been very impressed with his ability to 'sort through the personal feelings' and get to the root of the conflict. I represent exclusively injured Plaintiffs, but I feel Mr. Stewart is fair minded and would give each party a fair and unbiased opinion about their case and work towards a positive resolution. James (Jim) Stewart is one of the finest and fairest mediators I know and I would be proud to have him mediate a case for me anytime. James M. Roth THE ROTH FIRM, LLC -- ATLANTA, GEORGIA"
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