MEMBER PROFILE: Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III

Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III
Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLP
2400 International Tower - Peachtree Center
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tel: (404) 588-0500
Fax: (404) 523-6714

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ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Early Neutral Evaluation
Discovery Referee
Special Master


Serving the following Judicial Districts & Circuits:

1st - Atlantic, Brunswick
3rd - Houston, Macon
4th - Rockdale, Stone Mountain
5th - Atlanta
6th - Clayton, Coweta, Flint, Griffin, Towaliga
7th - Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Lookout Mountain, Paulding, Rome, Tallapoosa
8th - Dublin, Middle, Ocmulgee, Oconee
9th - Appalachian, Bell-Forsyth, Blue Ridge, Enotah, Gwinnett, Mountain, North-Eastern
10th - Augusta, Western

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Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Family Businesses
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Mergers & Acquisitions
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition

Biographical Notes:

Hal has over fifteen years experience as a Construction, Commercial, Business, Environmental and Real Estate dispute mediator and has mediated hundreds of disputes.  He has recently been selected as a Master Mediator by, the American Arbitration Association's mediation division, and was recently certified as a Mediator by the International Mediation Institute.  He also has over thirty years' of experience as a Construction, Commercial/Business and Real Estate Dispute arbitrator.  He has served on the AAA's Arbitration Panels since 1986 and during that time has served as either a single arbitrator, panel member or panel chair in over 200 cases.  

 He has practiced Construction, Real Estate and Commercial/Business Law and Litigation for over thirty-five years.

During that time, in his construction practice, he has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, insurers, sureties, materialmen and design professionals in claims on construction projects, both public and private at all stages of the construction process and on all types of projects, both public and private.

His general litigation practice has centered on large, complex commercial litigation of all types and involving just about every sort of commercial activity.



  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (1978)
  • A.B., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1975)



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Fellow, President-Elect, Director, member of Executive Committee, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Member, Judicial Education and Legislation Committees (Chair)
  • Fellow and Member Executive Committee, Georgia Arbitrators' Forum
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia (Sections on Dispute Resolution, Past Chair, Member, Executive Committee 2011-, Webpage Committee 2010-2013, and General Practice and Trial )
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association (Sections on Dispute Resolution, Past Chair, Member, Board of Directors and Program Chair 2010-2015,  and Construction Law, Immediate Past Chair, Member, Board of Directors 2010-)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Section on Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Construction Committees and Forum on the Construction Industry - Arbitration and Design Committees)
  • Fellow, Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Listed, The Top 100 Georgia Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Named as Georgia Super Lawyer in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law by Atlanta Magazine
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law
  • Listed as a Master Mediator by
  • Member, Construction Industry/Real Estate/Environmental Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Commercial Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Large and Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Mediation Panel, International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Construction Arbitration Rule 7 Revision Committee - 2009
  • Member, Distinguished Panel of Neutrals, Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (Construction and Insurance Panels)
  • Faculty, American Arbitration Association University
  • Member, Associated General Contractors of America, Georgia Branch
  • Member, Civil Mediation and Arbitration Panels, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Member, American Property Tax Counsel
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta (President, 1991-92; Executive Committee 1986-93)
  • Trustee, Atlanta Lawyers Foundation, 1992-1999 (Chairman, 1995-96; Secretary, 1997-1999)
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi, Lamar Inn Chapter, Emory University


Rates: Arbitration: $425 per hour Mediation: $425 per hour (total, regardless of the number of parties

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