The litigation process culminating in a jury trial is a traditional means of resolving disputes. In many cases, however, litigation may not be the most desirable option for dispute resolution; mediation and arbitration proceedings are often the more attractive alternative.
Several of our attorneys are highly skilled as mediators and arbitrators
- Drayton Nabers, Jr. is a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He served in this position from June 2004 to January 2007. Mr. Nabers is approved to serve on the Judicial, Insurance, Alabama Regional and General Counsel Panels of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. In addition, he has been admitted to the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel and the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.
- Judge C.C. “Bo” Torbert served as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1977 to 1989. During this time, he strongly promoted the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), holding various seminars and conferences and funding studies and research on ADR. In addition, Judge Torbert served on the Board of the National Center for State Courts for a number of years and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for ten years. Following his tenure as Chief Justice, he has traveled across the country serving as an arbitrator and mediator. From 1990-1998, Judge Torbert served on the Board of Directors of The National Institute for Dispute Resolution and in 1994, he was appointed to the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution by the Speaker of the House where he served for ten years. Judge Torbert has also served on the American Bar Association's Committee on Dispute Resolution and is a former member of the American Arbitration Association. He received training in ADR from the American Arbitration Association and the Center for Public Resources (now named The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution).