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Bob Berlin

Bob Berlin is a seasoned mediator having completed more than 6000 mediations since the 1970s. He has an eclectic background which gives him expertise in a wide variety of areas. He is an attorney, former judge, marriage and family therapist, as well as a trainer of neutrals.

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.

ADR Experience

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.


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.


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

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

Additional Services

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

Fees and Provisos

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

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • AFM AP - ACR Acad. Family Mediators AP