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Christopher M. Simon, Mediator, Atlanta, Georgia.

Christopher M. Simon

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC
5775 Glenridge Drive
Building E, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (678) 222-0248
Fax: (404) 252-3376
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Recognized to Georgia Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)800
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Christopher Simon has represented plaintiffs and defendants in injury, wrongful death and insurance litigation as a civil litigator for 23 years. The first 10 years of his career were spent as an insurance defense trial attorney representing a variety of insurance carriers in Auto, Trucking and Premises Liability cases. Since 2007, Chris has practiced as a plaintiffs’ lawyer in Automobile Injuries, Trucking, Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases. He also has experience in the areas of Condemnation, Construction Defects, Commercial Construction Insurance Coverage Disputes, Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual Claims, Coverage, and Subrogation.

Chris was chosen as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers and to Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” list. Chris has also been named to the Super Lawyer list as a Rising Star® or as a Super Lawyer® every year since 2009. He has also been selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers of Georgia® by Super Lawyers from 2014-2018. Since 2006, Chris has been a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has mediated hundreds of cases since that time. His background as both a defense attorney and a plaintiffs’ attorney makes him uniquely qualified as a mediator.

Known for being direct and to the point, each mediation is conducted with the scope of the case well in mind. It should not take more than 3 hours to mediate a case worth less than $50,000. His custom is to streamline disputes through an initial meeting with the parties prior to the joint session and it yields excellent results. 

Chris frequently speaks on topics relevant to his practice. He is also the author of the book, The Georgia Guide to Buying Car Insurance and Handling Car Accident Claims.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death


  • Mercer University Law School, J.D., 1997
  • The University of Virginia, B.A. (Dean’s List), 1993
  • Dispute Resolution Training, 2006 at Henning

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association 
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • AAJ

Rates Information

$225 per party per hour plus travel outside of Atlanta.

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