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G. Michael Smith, Mediator, Atlanta, Georgia.

G. Michael Smith

Aliera Healthcare
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: 404-232-9743
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Recognized to Georgia Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee

Other ADR Services: Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb


Mr. Smith is primarily engaged in business and corporate legal matters, and personal injury work, primarily plaintiff-side. However, for the last 15 years he has provided defense work for Industrial Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, (now Oak Insurance Co.), and has on two occasions, represented Lloyds of London in wrongful death actions. He is versed in both plaintiff and defense personal injury matters.

In his business and corporate work he acts a general counsel for a small publically traded chemical/pharmaceutical company. He works wilth several companies which own intellectual properties and assists in contracting the patent licensing of the IP. He has represented numerous franchisees such as Burger King, Wendys, Checkers, Days Inns, Econo-Lube & Tune, Church=s Chicken, FasTracKids, E.Nopi Learning Centers. He represents manufacturers, manufacturer's representatives, various retailer automotive shops and dealers and has worked on various business acquisitions and mergers, developments, and real estate matters. He has hands on experience in business transactions and traveled to Cayman Islands, B.W.I., Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Pakistan, Korea, England, Belgium, France, Australia, Taiwan; negotiating transactions in these countries for his clients. In the Health Care area he was corporate counsel and assistant administrator to the Med - Plus medical clinic group in Atlanta. He has represented doctors, psychologists and physician assistants before the Georgia Medical Board. He has represented Home Health Care Provider in obtaining licensing permits outside the Atlanta area. Mr. Smith has participated in Medicaid hearings and appeals for medical professionals.

Mr. Smith has been a member of AAA commercial panel of arbitrators since 1978 in the area of business dispute. Additionally he handles both private and court annexed arbitrations, and is a member of the AAA Lemon Law panel.

Mr. SMith received initial mediation training with Hon. Jack P. Etheridge in 1990. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Smith has completed over 250 hours of additional training including probate estate matters. To date, he has mediated approximately 1800 cases. He is also been certified as a case evaluator since 1998 and has handled many case evaluations since that time.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • St. Peter's College, NJ, (BS) 1971;
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (Honors Program) 1969;
  • John Marshall Law School (JD) 1975.

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