Getting to Know BAY Mediator and Arbitrator James Stewart | Feb 15, 2017

Known as one of the first mediators in the Atlanta area, James “Jim” Stewart has established a busy mediation and arbitration practice at BAY and has served as a neutral throughout Georgia in more than 2,800 cases. Since 1986, he has served as a neutral in cases involving Catastrophic Injuries, Complex Litigation, Multiple Parties, Nursing […]

Judge Jerry Baxter Brings Legacy of Judicial Excellence to BAY | Feb 8, 2017

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services is excited to welcome Judge Jerry W. Baxter to its team of neutrals. Judge Baxter joins BAY after serving a distinguished 42-year career in the Fulton County Courts, which includes various positions such as Assistant Solicitor-General, Assistant District Attorney, State Court Judge, Superior Court Judge, and now a Senior Superior […]

3 Reasons to Choose Mediation | Jan 18, 2017

Choosing a mediator can be a stressful process for all parties involved, but for those who have tried mediation, the process is typically less intimidating than going to court to settle a dispute. Mediation does not consist of the same strict rules or guidelines that court involves, so mediation provides both sides with the flexibility […]

The Role Of Voir Dire In Mediation | Jan 10, 2017

I am sure you are wondering what is wrong with the author of this article. After all, what in the world does voir dire have to do with mediation? In fact, it has a lot to do with it. Is your client or the opposing party a racial minority; a corporation; a female; an attractive […]

Artwork At BAY Mediation | Jan 8, 2017

Much of the artwork on the walls at BAY Mediation is framed photographs taken by one of the founders of BAY, Bruce Barrickman.  Bruce would like to share his photographs with you if you choose to look at them.  You can review his photographs on his website,  They are not for sell, but if you […]

Impediments To Settlement |

Mediation is a great process for resolving personal injury and wrongful death claims, but there are several specific impediments and many general impediments to a successful resolution of claims. In this article, we will identify those impediments, deal with some of them in detail and bring others to your attention so you will be aware […]

I Hate Surveys | Oct 10, 2015

  I Hate Surveys We get bombarded with large numbers of surveys on a daily and weekly basis.  These are in addition to the thousands of legitimate and spam emails and text messages we receive each day.  We have busy practices, busy personal lives and demands that pull us in all directions.  Who has time for […]