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Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III, Mediator, Atlanta, Georgia.

Herbert H. (Hal) Gray III

Herbert H. Gray, III, P.C.
Suite 221
6075 Barfield Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (404) 588-0500
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Recognized to Georgia Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1986
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)275
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Hal has over thirty years experience as a Construction, Commercial, Business, Environmental and Real Estate dispute mediator and has mediated hundreds of disputes.  He has recently been selected as a Master Mediator by, the American Arbitration Association's mediation division, and was recently certified as a Mediator by the International Mediation Institute.  He also has over thirty-five years' of experience as a Construction, Commercial/Business and Real Estate Dispute arbitrator.  He has served on the AAA's Arbitration Panels since 1986 and during that time has served as either a single arbitrator, panel member or panel chair in over 200 cases.  

 He has practiced Construction, Real Estate and Commercial/Business Law and Litigation for over thirty-five years.

During that time, in his construction practice, he has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, insurers, sureties, materialmen and design professionals in claims on construction projects, both public and private at all stages of the construction process and on all types of projects, both public and private.

His general litigation practice has centered on large, complex commercial litigation of all types and involving just about every sort of commercial activity.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (1978)
  • A.B., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1975)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Fellow, Past President, Director, member of Executive Committee, College of Commercial Arbitrators (Member, Judicial Education and Legislation Committees (Chair)
  • Fellow and Past President, Georgia Arbitrators' Forum
  • Recipient, Justice Harold C. Clarke Award, given by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution for Outstanding Contribution to Dispute Resolution in Georgia
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia (Sections on Dispute Resolution, Past Chair, Member, Executive Committee 2011-, Webpage Committee 2010-2013, and General Practice and Trial )
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association (Sections on Dispute Resolution, Past Chair, Member, Board of Directors and Program Chair 2010-2015,  and Construction Law, Past Chair, Member, Board of Directors 2010-)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Section on Dispute Resolution - Arbitration and Construction Committees and Forum on the Construction Industry - Arbitration and Design Committees)
  • Fellow, Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Fellow, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Listed, The Top 100 Georgia Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Named as Georgia Super Lawyer in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law by Atlanta Magazine
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law
  • Atlanta Construction Lawyer of the Year - 2019, Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed as a Master Mediator by
  • Member, Construction Industry/Real Estate/Environmental Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Commercial Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Large and Complex Case Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Mediation Panel, International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Member, American Arbitration Association Construction Arbitration Rule 7 Revision Committee - 2009
  • Member, Distinguished Panel of Neutrals, Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (Construction and Insurance Panels)
  • Faculty, American Arbitration Association University
  • Member, Associated General Contractors of America, Georgia Branch
  • Member, Civil Mediation and Arbitration Panels, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Member, American Property Tax Counsel
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta (President, 1991-92; Executive Committee 1986-93)
  • Trustee, Atlanta Lawyers Foundation, 1992-1999 (Chairman, 1995-96; Secretary, 1997-1999)
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi, Lamar Inn Chapter, Emory University

Rates Information

Arbitration: $450 per hour,  Mediation: $500 per hour (total, regardless of the number of parties);

If Arbitration Hearing is cancelled within ten business days of the date of Hearing, a cancellation fee of fifty percent (50%) of the estimated compensation is in effect.


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