Academy Member Inducted 2021

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Hon. J. Langford Floyd (ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Fairhope, Alabama.

Hon. J. Langford Floyd (ret.)

Floyd Mediation/ADR
50 Greeno Road South
Suite C-3
Fairhope, AL 36532
Tel: (251) 610-1001
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Recognized to Alabama Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee
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  • Practice Commenced2017
  • # of MEDS (as of 7/12/23)450
  • # of ARBS (as of 7/12/23)7
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Judge Lang Floyd served 20 years as a trial court judge in the 28th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, including his last two years as presiding judge of the circuit. After 20 years of service, he retired from the bench in 2016 and began his ADR practice.  He currently manages a full-time statewide mediation practice from his hometown of Fairhope. Lang is registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution ( as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge .

During his years as a trial judge, Lang presided over more than 6000 civil cases, including over 200 jury trials and 750 non-jury trials, with some of the more complex civil litigation cases in Alabama's 28th Judicial Circuit. Many of the trials included catastrophic injuries involving products liability, medical malpractice, vehicular collisions, commercial and residential construction defects, municipal liability, and general litigation cases.

During his tenure on the bench, Lang served for 10 years as Chair of the Alabama Court Technology Commission, overseeing the initial development and implementation of the Alacourt and Alafile electronic filing systems. In 2015, he was honored for his contributions to the court system by being awarded the Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit.

In addition to an active mediation/arbitration practice, Lang remains active with the Alabama Circuit Judges Association, working with the Alabama state legislature on matters affecting the state trial courts. Since 2017, Lang has served as a Bar Commissioner to the Alabama State Bar, representing Baldwin County. He received the President's Award in 2021 and Commissioner's Award in 2022 for his work with the Bar. In June 2020, the Alabama Supreme Court retained Lang to manage the court system’s $10,000,000 reimbursement budget of COVID-19 funds under the federal Cares Act and to supervise in developing a plan for re-opening the state trial court system.

Lang served 28 years in the Army Reserves as a Judge Advocate General, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married 42 years and have two daughters and two grandchildren.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Troy University, Troy, Alabama, B.S. in Accounting/Business Administration (1978)
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. (1984)
  • Alumnus of the National Judicial College General Jurisdiction Course (1997)

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional Profile
• 2018 Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
• 2017 Howell Heflin Honesty & Integrity in the Professional Award Recipient
• 2015 Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit Recipient
• Bar Commissioner for Baldwin County, Alabama State Bar (2017-present) 
• Advisory Committee on the Alabama Rules of Evidence of the Alabama State Bar
• Committee member - Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
• Past chair, Court Technology Commission for the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (2005-2016)

• All State Courts in Alabama (1984)
• All State Courts in Florida (1986)
• United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
• United States District Court Northern District of Florida
• United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
• United States Supreme Court

Rates Information

Mediations:$1500.00 1/2 day/ $2800.00 day; $350.00/hour additional time

Arbitrations: $3000.00 day. Hourly Rates negotiable based on case. Call to discuss.

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