MEMBER PROFILE: John A. Sherrill

John A. Sherrill
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
One Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tel: (404) 885-6703
Fax: (404) 892-7056

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ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)


Serving the following Judicial Districts & Circuits:

1st - Atlantic, Brunswick, Eastern, Ogeechee, Waycross
2nd - Alapaha, Dougherty, Pataula, Southern, Southern Georgia, Tifton
3rd - Chattahoochee, Houston, Macon, SouthWestern
4th - Rockdale, Stone Mountain
5th - Atlanta
6th - Clayton, Coweta, Flint, Griffin, Towaliga
7th - Cherokee, Cobb, Conasauga, Douglas, Lookout Mountain, Paulding, Rome, Tallapoosa
8th - Cordele, Dublin, Middle, Ocmulgee, Oconee
9th - Appalachian, Bell-Forsyth, Blue Ridge, Enotah, Gwinnett, Mountain, North-Eastern
10th - Alcovy, Augusta, Northern, Piedmont, Toombs, Western

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John A. Sherrill has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
Contract Disputes
Eminent Domain
Land Use/Planning
Mortgage Foreclosure
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate

Biographical Notes:

Mr. Sherrill is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw's Litigation Department and chairs the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Group. He has 33 years of experience representing clients in resolving all types of civil disputes, including real estate, zoning and land-use, construction related cases, personal injury and product liability cases, and general commercial, contract and corporate disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. His practice currently focuses on ADR, commercial litigation, zoning and land use.

Mr. Sherrill has extensive experience as a neutral representing clients in all types of ADR forums, serving as a mediator in over 500 mediations and an arbitrator in over 200 arbitrations over the last 20 years. He has been a member of the American Arbitration Association's (AAA) Panel of Arbitrators since 1986 and is a member of AAA's Large Complex Case Program, as well as the Roster of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the panel of mediators for AAA, CPR and Closure, Inc. Mr. Sherrill served as a member of the AAA/U.S. Olympic Committee Arbitration Panels for the 1996 (Atlanta), 1998 (Nagano), 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) Olympic games. He also has experience as an administrative law judge, serving as Chief Hearing Officer for the Georgia Real Estate Commission and as Chairman of the State Health Planning Review Board, and as a special master appointed by a number of state and federal courts.


  • J.D., Duke University Law School, (1972) - Member of Editorial Board of Duke Law Journal (1971-72)
  • A.B., University of North Carolina, (1963) - Morehead Scholar

ADR Training:

  • AAA Phase II Arbitrator Training, Atlanta - 2002-07
  • AAA Mediation Advocacy Training, Atlanta - 2001
  • AAA Mediator Conference Workshop, Chicago - 2000
  • AAA/USATF Doping Grievance Arbitrator Training, Atlanta - 2000
  • AAA Neutrals Retreat and Workshop, Orlando FL - 1999
  • AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training Workshop, Atlanta - 1998
  • AAA Large Complex Case Program Advanced Arbitrator Training, Maine - 1997
  • AAA Arbitrator Training Workshop, Atlanta - 1996
  • AAA Mediation Training, Atlanta - 1994
  • AAA Large Complex Case Basic Procedures Training, Atlanta - 1993
  • AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, Atlanta - 1993



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • American Bar Association (Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • Georgia Bar Association (Litigation and ADR Sections)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation and ADR Sections)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Fellow)
  • American College of Commercial Arbitrators, (Fellow)
  • Georgia Arbitrators Forum (Founding Member)
  • Atlanta Consortium of Arbitrators and Mediators (Founding Member)
  • American Arbitration Association (Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (Arbitrator and Mediator)


Rates: $600 per hour

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