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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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  1. Mediation: 90%
    30 years
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    30 years



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  • Randy Scott Slater

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  • Philip Manley Brown

    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.


    Philip Brown Car accident Attorney
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James G. Stewart

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


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator/ArbitratorBAY Mediation2009 - Present
Founding Mediator/ArbitratorHenning Mediation1996 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Office of James G. Stewart1987 - 2009
PartnerMalone & Stewart1980 - 1987
N/ASt. Paul Insurance Company1978 - 1979
N/ALiberty Mutual Insurance Company1974 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Academy of Mediators & ArbitratorsMember2008 - Present
American Association for Justice (American Trial Lawyers of America)Member1979 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationSpecial Member1979 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Dispute Resolution SectionCommittee Member1979 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionMemberN/A
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionRegistered NeutralN/A
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Eastern Illinois UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial & Error CLE SeminarProfessionalism in Mediation2010
2006 Auto Torts WorkshopMake that phone call: How to Get the Most Money Out of your Case at Mediation2006
2005 Auto Torts WorkshopTechniques on Mediating an Auto Case2005
11th Annual ADR Institute and the 2004 Neutrals' ConferenceTechniques of Experienced Mediators2004