Eric Smith started his mediation career in alternative dispute resolution in 2010. Eric discovered his love for the art of mediation while working at The Churchill Law Firm, shortly after graduating from Georgia State University in 2009. Eric is registered with the Georgia Commission of Dispute Resolution (GODR) and the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM.gov). Eric provides his mediation experience on various court appointed mediation cases as a contractor through the Justice Center of Atlanta and the Fulton County Office of Dispute Resolution.
Eric is experienced in handling high volume , ongoing disputes and is able to understand new and complex cases quickly. Eric’s clients have ranged from large national companies to individuals with personal grievances.
He has successfully mediated disputes in a variety of sectors including banking, general commercial, insurance, employment, private client, public sector, real estate and professional negligence. Cases mediated include disputes in areas such as divorce, personal injury, debt collection, employment, domestic violence , landlord/tenant, and other civil matters.
The field of mediation enables people to have ownership over the outcome of their conflicts. Given the opportunity to openly express a point of view creates confidence in the process, and having a neutral presence aids in bringing social differences, cultural variations, and miscommunications into alignment. As a result of my impairment, I have finely tuned listening skills, and I value my ability to build a bridge of understanding between parties and deliver satisfaction among the participants.