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James E. Mahar, Mediator & Arbitrator, Gainesville, Georgia.

James E. Mahar

Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar LLP
200 E.E. Butler Parkway
P. O. Box 1457
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tel: (770) 532-6312
Fax: (770) 531-9230
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Mr. Mahar has 45 years experience in litigation and 27 years experience in mediation. He has litigation experience in personal injury, wrongful death, business, construction, and domestic relations cases. Mr. Mahar has handled over 2000 mediations in a wide variety of cases.

Mr. Mahar is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association serving as president from 1996 to 1997. He is a registered mediator, arbitrator and early neutral case evaluator. Mr. Mahar also serves as a Special Master for attorney discipline cases.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Georgia, A.B. (1967), J.D. (1974)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • President, Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association (1996-1997)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Founding member, Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Rates Information

$120 an hour, per party. (2 Hour Minimum)


**Please note that only Mediations/Arbitrations requested within a reasonable notice of time will be approved and booked.**


June 30, 2022 will be the last day James Mahar will conduct Mediations or Arbitrations.


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