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Bob Berlin

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1100 Hill Place
Macon, GA 31210
Fax: (478) 477-1115


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Bob Berlin is a seasoned Arbitrator serving as Chief Arbitrator for Fulton County (Atlanta), Georgia since 1992. He has heard over 500 cases dealing with a variety of issues. He is a member of the Fee Arbitration Panel for the State Bar of Georgia.

Professional Background

Bob Berlin was a senior partner in the law firm of Berlin and Hodges, P.C. for 39 years. He served as a Municipal Court Judge for twenty-five years and has served as a pro hac Judge in three other courts. Bob served in the State House of Representatives, Middle Georgia District 86, 1973-1974. He has been appointed to numerous state commissions by sitting governors. Bob received training in Negotiation Skills and Techniques at Harvard University Law School and Mediation at the University of Miami and the Atlanta Justice Center. He also received training in Domestic Relations Mediation in California and Multi-Door ADR training at the Georgia State University School of Law.


An advance practitioner of mediation and mediation trainers, Bob Berlin, has primary responsibility for Mediation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services. Bob has experience in handling ADR cases numbering in excess of three thousand civil and family law mediations since 1968. As a registered arbitrator, mediator and neutral evaluator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, he has handled a broad spectrum of cases in numerous courts throughout the state. He draws from an eclectic professional background in law, marriage and family therapy, communications, and teaching.


Bob Berlin is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, receiving the L.L.B. (J.D.) in 1963.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1978    Isolina Ricci's New Family Center    Family Mediation; 40 hours
1982    University of Miami Law School    Mediation Training; 30 hours
1986    Georgia State University Law School    Mediation and Arbitration Training; 40 hours
1989 & 1991    Neighborhood Justice Centers of Atlanta    General Mediation & Family Law Mediation Training; 70 hours
1991 & 1992    Harvard University Law School    Basic Negotiation & Advanced Negotiation; 80 hours
1999    U.S. Postal Service    Advanced Transformative Mediation; 20 hours
2008    Conflict Resolution Academy    Eldercare Mediation; 16 hours
2009    John Fiske    Mediate to Stay Married; 8 hours


Our mission is to provide effective, efficient, confidential, conflict resolution processes in a non-threatening environment, to empower decision makers to creatively address issues and generate solutions to achieve a resolution, and to provide services through a network of experienced, certified ADR professionals who are committed to providing an impartial environment where the parties can discuss their issues with the goal of coming to a consensus.


$250 per hour with a 3 hour minimum (split between parties).

Other Information

Testimonials from our clients: "We are very Pleased with the results and look forward to working with you again on our next 'impossible to settle' case." "From Mr. Berlin I learned that if I listen to understand, I will be better equipped to identify my client's interest, desires, and expectations. If I merely listen to reply, I will miss much key information from my client. I should not label or pass judgment if I want to keep the lines of communication open."

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Tax
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator


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