The attorneys in Maynard Cooper’s Alternative Dispute practice have valuable experience offering an innovative and cost-effective approach to representing clients in any stage of a dispute. The litigation process culminating in a jury trial is a traditional means of resolving disputes. In many cases, 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:

  • H. Thomas “Tommy” Wells, Jr. is active in the American Bar Association, having served as the Association's President in 2008-2009. His skills as a litigator have been highly recognized throughout the years, including being listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and one of Alabama's Top Ten attorneys in Super Lawyers®. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America and the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
  • Thomas “Tom” W. Thagard, III is a registered Arbitrator and Mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and a Certified National Commercial Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Tom's reputation as a skilled litigator has been widely recognized by numerous legal industry publications and organizations. He is named by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual in the area of Commercial Litigation, and Super Lawyers named him to the 2016 & 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers for Business Litigation and the 2015 "Top 50 Alabama Super Lawyers".

Alternative Dispute Resolution News
Monday, April 4, 2022

MAYNARD EXPANDS FLORIDA FOOTPRINT

Today, nationally recognized law firm Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) announced a series of moves to expand the Firm’s Florida footprint. Swann Hadley Stump Dietrich & Spears, P.A., an AV-rated, full-service law firm based in Winter Park, Florida, will be merging into Maynard. This union serves as the latest market...

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