Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section serves to address all aspects of the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. This section's goal is to prepare its members for the law profession of the future in which multiple dispute resolution options will become an integral part of every attorney's practice. The section provides information and technical assistance to its members, legislators, government departments and the general public on all aspects of dispute resolution. This section will study existing methods for the prompt and effective resolution of disputes; adapt current legal procedures to accommodate court-annexed and court-directed dispute resolution processes; strive to activate local bar involvement in dispute resolution, and conduct public and professional education programs.

Arbitrator List Application
Arbitrator List, updated as of  1-4-19
The ADR Section of The Mississippi Bar is creating a list of ADR Section members who are qualified, practicing arbitrators in Mississippi. This list, similar to the list of qualified mediators currently maintained by the Bar in connection with the Court Annexed Mediation Program, is designed to assist the public and the bar in locating persons qualified to serve as arbitrators. If you are interested in being listed, please fill out the online form available here.


Leading Arbitration Service Providers:
American Arbitration Association 
National Arbitration Forum
FINRA (Securities Arbitration)

ADR Related Materials:
Federal Arbitration Act:
Mississippi Court Annexed Mediation Rules:
Order Establishing Mediator Qualifications for Court Annexed Mediation in Mississippi:
Mississippi Civil Practice Statutes on Arbitration and Awards:
Mediator Directory: /for-members/mediators-directory.aspx


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
2023-2024 Executive Committee

Anne Veazey, Oxford
MS Mediation & Arbitration
[email protected]
(601) 573-1224 

Vice Chair
Pat Zachary, Hattiesburg
Zachary & Leggett
[email protected]
(601) 264-0300   

Keith D. Obert, Madison
Obert Law Group 
[email protected]
(601) 856-9690  

Past Chair
Amorya Orr, Jackson
Cosmich Simmons & Brown PLLC
[email protected]
(601) 863-2100

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Lisa Reppeto, Jackson
Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC 
[email protected]
(601) 592-1010

Member at Large (8/2022-7/2025)
Dorsey Carson
Carson Law Group
[email protected]
(601) 351-9831

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2026)
Brian Hinton, Ridgeland
Anderson Crawley & Burke
[email protected]
(601) 707-8800