Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Over the past 15+ years, Jerry A. Buchanan has mediated to conclusion hundreds of cases throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Brunswick, Albany, Rome, Valdosta, Macon and as far away as Ohio and Florida. The lawyers in those cases and him have a success rate in excess of 95%. He has also been chosen by the lead plaintiffs' counsel group and defense counsel to serve as a Special Master and Mediator (and occasionally a binding arbitrator) to help settle a series of about 600 MDL "mass tort" medical device cases in the U S District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Jerry A. Buchanan applies a common sense approach to mediation, and brings 39 years of experience trying and settling a broad array of cases. He is not a so-called "carrier pigeon" mediator, just carrying numbers back and forth between the two rooms. Instead, he has found that it is often necessary to "get down in the trenches" with the parties and wrestle with the legal and factual issues involved. Only with that activist kind of approach can you get the parties and their lawyers to consider what is really at risk on both sides, and when it is time for a reasonable settlement.

If you want an active mediator who will help you get difficult cases settled, call or send him an email and he would be glad to assist.

Click on the link below to see what satisfied plaintiff and defense lawyers from across the country have said. If you have a case where you think he might be of assistance as a mediator, please contact our law firm today.

Mediation Client Testimonials

Jerry Buchanan Has Had Experience Litigating, Trying and Mediating Cases Involving:

  • Construction Disputes
    • Soil and foundation failure issues
    • Soil compaction
    • Water intrusion
    • Mold
    • Flashing
    • Weep holes
    • Soil remediation
    • Rotten wood
  • Premises Liability disputes
    • Slip and fall
    • Negligent failure to safeguard children in a trailer park
  • Security
    • Failure to provide a safe work place
  • Medical devices and drugs
    • Surgically implanted devices
    • Surgical mesh
    • Drug related deaths and blindness
    • Other drug related injuries
  • Failure to warn
    • Failure to recall or negligent recall
  • Pharmacy negligence
  • Medical Negligence cases
    • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism
    • Failure to diagnose aortic aneurism
    • Punctured bowel cases
    • Sepsis
    • RSD
    • Surgical negligence
  • Nursing home negligence cases
    • Bedsore cases
    • Fall down cases
    • Failure to safeguard
    • Nutrition issues
    • Amputations
  • Electrical accidents
    • Contact injuries
    • Flash burns
    • Electric explosions
    • Electrocutions
    • "Call before you dig" excavation cases
  • Propane and Natural Gas explosion cases
    • Product liability
    • Water heaters
    • Automobile design and failure
    • Ladders
    • Chiropractic tables
    • Nail guns
  • Dram shop liability cases
  • Trucking and Automobile Accidents
  • Deaths
  • Paralysis
  • Serious injuries
  • Class Actions
    • Diminished value insurance class actions
    • Unearned premium insurance class actions
    • Lenders' failure to timely cancel security deeds
  • Insurance Claims
    • Bad faith failure to defend
    • Coverage disputes
    • Rogue agent cases
  • Racial discrimination
  • Fraud Claims
  • Employment disputes
    • Family Medical Leave Act claims
    • Sexual harassment
    • Hostile work environment cases
    • Sexual assault
  • Contract disputes
  • Banking disputes
    • Lender liability
    • Mortgage disputes
    • Lender fraud claims
  • Church Disputes
    • Dividing church property among disputing groups
  • Trust and fiduciary claims
    • Trustee negligence
    • Fraud claims
    • Breach of fiduciary duty claims