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Phone: (404) 588-0500

2400 International Tower-Peachtree Center, 229 Peachtree Street. N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30303

Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III

Profession:

Attorney-at-Law

Current Employer:

Ragsdale Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray LLP

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Automotive ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Condominiums ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Employment
✔ Engineering ✔ Environmental
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ Family Businesses
✔ Franchise ✔ Industrial
✔ Insurance ✔ Land Use/Planning
✔ Landlord/Tenant ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Partnerships
✔ Personal Injury ✔ Premises Liability
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Sports ✔ Title Disputes
✔ Torts ✔ Transportation
✔ Trusts/Estates

Experience:

Mr. Gray has over thirty-five years of experience as a Construction, Commercial and Real Estate Arbitrator. During that time he has served as a single Arbitrator or Member/Chair on approximately 250 cases.

Work History:

Managing Partner, Ragsdale Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray, LLP, Atlanta, GA - 1999 to present; Partner, Varner Stephens Wingfield and Humphries, LLP, Atlanta, GA - 1980 to 1999; Associate; Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy (now Bryan Cave LLP), Atlanta, GA - 1978 to 1980.

Training:

Faculty, AAA, “Pre-Hearing and Hearing Best Practices - Arbitration from A to Z – For Both Advocates and Arbitrators”, American Arbitration Association and College of Commercial Arbitrators, presented to the Orlando Bar Association and The Florida Bar, Orlando, FL – 2016; presented to the Dade County Bar Association, Florida International University School of Law, The Florida Association of Women Lawyers and the Cuban American Bar Association, Miami, FL - 2017; Faculty, AAA Annual Construction Conference, Miami, FL - 2016 Faculty, American Bar Association Annual Spring Dispute Resolution Conference, New York City, NY - 2016; AAA/ICDR/Mediation.org Neutrals’ Conference, New Orleans, LA - 2016; AAA “Exercising Arbitrator Discretion”, (ACE0011) - 2015; Annual Arbitration Review, AAA and Georgia Arbitrators’ Forum, Atlanta, GA - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; American College of Civil Trial Mediators Annual Conference – Laguna Niguel, CA – 2015; Portsmouth, NH - 2016; American Bar Association Annual Spring Dispute Resolution Conference, Seattle, WA - 2015; American Bar Association Annual Spring Dispute Resolution Conference, Miami, FL - 2014; Faculty, ABA 11th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, Section of Dispute Resolution, Nashville, TN - 2013; College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Conferences, Denver, CO – 2011; New York City, NY – 2012, Albuquerque, NM – 2013; Los Angeles, CA – 2014; New York City, NY – 2015; Faculty, Orlando, FL - 2016; AAA/ICDR Neutrals’ Conference, Scottsdale, AZ - 2012; AAA “Maximizing Efficiency & Economy in Arbitration: Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing”, Atlanta, GA - 2011; AAA “Construction Mediation: Controlling Your Own Destiny”, Atlanta, GA - 2011 Faculty, AAA National Webinar, “Consolidation and Joinder Issues in Construction Arbitration: What Construction Counsel Need to Know”, 2011; AAA/ICDR Neutrals’ Conference, Orlando, FL - 2010; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, “Advanced Mediator Training”, Orlando, FL - 2010; Henning Mediation, “Civil Mediation”, Atlanta, GA - 2008; AAA “Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration”, (ACE004), 2007 AAA “Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics”, (ACE005), 2006; AAA “Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties”, (ACE002), 2005; AAA “Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards”, (ACE001), 2004; Faculty, “AAA Arbitrator Update”, Atlanta, GA - 2002; AAA “Arbitrator Update”, Atlanta, GA - 2001; AAA “Construction Industry Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues”, Atlanta, GA - 2001; AAA “Construction Arbitrator Training”, Atlanta, GA - 1997

License:

Admitted to all State and Federal Courts in Georgia; United States Supreme Court.

Awards:

Appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court as a Member of the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia - Atlanta Magazine; Georgia Super Lawyer in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law (one of two lawyers so listed).

Panels:

Construction, Real Estate, Environmental, Commercial and Large and Complex Arbitration, and Mediation Panels, American Arbitration Association; Commercial and Construction Panels, International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Construction, Insurance and Insurance Policy Holder Panels, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Master Mediator Panel, Mediation.org; Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute.

Associations:

Fellow and Vice-President, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators; Fellow and Officer, Georgia Arbitrators' Forum; Fellow, Georgia Academy of Arbitrators and Mediators; Fellow National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Education:

A.B. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1975 J.D. Emory University School of Law - 1978

Publications:

“Georgia Construction Law – What to Do When...?”, National Business Institute, (Eau Claire, WI 1997, 2000, 2003); “Advanced Georgia Construction Law”, National Business Institute, (Eau Claire WI 1999, 2000); “Georgia Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Liens”, National Business Institute (Eau Claire, WI 2003); “Dispossessory and Distraint Procedures”, Georgia Jurisprudence, Lawyers Co-op Publishing Company, (Rochester, N.Y. 1995); “Ejectment”, Georgia Jurisprudence, Lawyers Co-op Publishing Company, (Rochester, N.Y. 1995); “Arbitrating a Mechanic's Lien Claim”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, (Athens, GA 1995); “Discovery in Mechanic's Lien Actions”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, (Athens, GA 1993, 1994); “Tenant Improvements and Construction Liens”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, (Athens, GA 1998); “Arbitrating Commercial Real Estate Disputes”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, (Athens, GA 2000); “A Short Bankruptcy Primer” (with W. Russell Patterson, Jr., Esq.), The Associated General Contractors, Georgia Chapter (Atlanta, GA 2009); “Preference Payments in Bankruptcy –or-- ‘What Do You Mean I Have to Give the Money Back?’” (with W. Russell Patterson, Jr., Esq.) , The Associated General Contractors, Georgia Chapter (Atlanta, GA 2009); “’Engagement Letters’ and ‘Litigation’ – Making Sure the Roles Are Defined” (with John Hoehner, Esq.), ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Fall Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 2009); “Dispute Resolution Procedures During and After Construction”, Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, Half-Moon Seminars, Inc. (Eau Claire, WI 2010); " The Economy of Single Neutral Med-Arb”, DR Currents, State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section (Atlanta, GA 2011); and "Building Resolutions", American Arbitration Association (New York, NY 2011) “ADR: Arbitrating and Mediating Construction and Mechanics’ Lien Claims”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Athens, GA 2012); “Obstacles to Agreement and How To Overcome Them”, Practical Mediation, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Athens, GA 2012); “Avoiding and Addressing Impasse from a Plaintiff’s Point of View”, ABA 11th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, (Chicago, IL 2013); “Commercial Arbitration: What Georgia Judges Need to Know and Why”, Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia, College of Commercial Arbitrators, (Austin, TX 2015); “Arriving at a Decision”, Preparing and Managing a Successful Construction Arbitration, American Arbitration Association and College of Commercial Arbitrators (Austin, TX 2015); “The 2015 Changes to the AAA Construction Tribunal Rules”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Athens, GA 2015); “Arbitration – What You Should Know and Why”, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Athens, GA 2016); “The Path to Effective Mediation – Thoughts and Suggestions From Experienced Mediators”, (with John A. Sherrill, Esq., Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq. and Others), American Arbitration Association (New York, NY 2016); “Motion Practice in Arbitration”, (with R. Daniel Douglass, Esq. and E. Tyron Brown, Esq.), Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (Athens, GA 2016); “Protocols for Construction Site Visits”, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Austin, TX 2016); “Arbitrating Real Estate Disputes”, (with John A. Sherrill, Esq. and J. Matthew Geyer, Esq.), College of Commercial Arbitrators (Austin, TX 2017).

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