Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Jon Lewis, Mediator, Birmingham, Alabama.

Jon Lewis

Lewis & Feldman, LLC
Magnolia Office Plaza Building
2112 11th Ave. S., Suite 542
Birmingham, AL 35205
Tel: (205) 254-6060
Fax: (205) 254-3939
Website: www.BirminghamMediators.com
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Recognized to Alabama Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced: 2017
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 50
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 5
Practice Percentages
  • BIRMINGHAM
  • HUNTSVILLE/DECATUR
  • MOBILE

Biographical

My father was a lawyer. He practiced law in Birmingham for over 50 years. He had a good practice, a solid reputation and many friends both inside and outside of the profession. In short, he was great at what he did. When I was younger, I wasn’t sure I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

I remember late night calls coming into the house from clients. I remember long hours that he’d spend at the office, at court, or at a client’s house. I remember thinking that maybe I should be doing something else with my life – maybe I wasn’t cut out for the law.  I did end upattending law school, though, and I returned home to Birmingham to practice corporate law at a larger firm in town.

One day, my dad called and said that he needed help on a significant case, and he’d like me to be a part of it. At first, I thought I would be helping him out. As it turns out, he was helping me. Working with him on that case and as his partner for the next 10 years, I learned about clients, myself and more about the law.

Through the practice of law with my father and with my partners, I learned that a majority of what we do is all about people, and those relationships matter.  In turn, I have realized that I have been able to work to bring people together and resolve their problems while in litigation by working with the clients and opposing counsel and parties.  That is what I have enjoyed and what led me to a mediation practice.  Mediation elevates communication to allow those in conflict to resolve disputes through respect and thoughtful engagement.  It is a very rewarding process which is not as easy as it might appear to some.  There is strategy and technique, and that is what is fulfilling to me – using those strategies and techniques to help people move forward and away from the conflict.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • ERISA
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Tulane University; BSM with concentration in Finance, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1992, JD
  • Completed 40 hours of comprehensive training in Divorce and Family Mediation
  • Registered on the Alabama State Court mediator Roster
  • Completed the 2019 Master Mediators Forum for 6 hours of Advanced Mediation CLE
  • Registered on the Alabama Arbitrator Roster
  • Approved as a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator
  • Completed 20 hours of training in The Mediation Process & the Skills of Conflict Resolution, Mediation Media
  • Master Mediators Forum
  • Neutral Solution ’19 Annual Conference
  • Completed 6.8 hours of Appellate Mediation Training
  • On the Supreme Court of Alabama and Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Appellate Roster of mediators
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Profile

  • Articles and CLE Speaking Engagements

    ABA Mediation Week 2020Mediation and Access to Justice During a Pandemic

    Top Seven Complaints About Mediation – Fall 2021 ABA TIPS Section

    Panel for Best Practices in Arbitration Webinar – April 21, 2022 – Sponsored by the Alabama Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution

    Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting Panel on Access to Justice in Mediation – July 15, 2021

    ABA Panel and TIPS Webinar about Mediation in conjunction with Fall 2021 article

    Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting Panel on Mediation Mistakes: What Every Mediator and Attorney Should Avoid – June 23, 2022

    Panel Webinar “Confronting Bias in Medidation” - Sponsored by the Alabama Bar Section on
    Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution – November 17, 2022

    Over 800 Mediation Tips on LinkedIN


Memberships & Affiliations

State Bar of Alabama
State Bar of Georgia
Birmingham Bar Association
American Bar Association
       Membership Committee for Dispute Resolution Section
Member Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabmaa State Bar
       Vice Chair
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Shades Valley

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