Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC

Locations in Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN

Founder Frank Hamlin set out many years ago to establish a dispute resolution firm built with well-trained and experienced mediators. His journey began in April, 1992 with his first mediation. He has been serving as a mediator and arbitrator since then with the last 18 years as a full time mediator and arbitrator. The other mediators in the firm have all been part of our organization for some years. Each of them have not only been through the basic certified mediator training course but have also completed numerous advanced mediator training courses and attended many dispute resolution seminars. Each of our mediators have conducted many mediations involving various types of cases. All of our mediators are members of national dispute resolution organizations and continue to receive further training through these organizations.

All mediators in our firm are committed to settle disputes regardless of the type of case in a comfortable and relaxed setting. We have conference centers in Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee with excellent space and accommodations. We also frequently mediate in towns throughout the mid-south portion of the United States and occasionally in states in another part of the country.

The mediation services provided by our firm save both time and money. It allows the parties to keep control of their case without a third party rendering a binding decision. Mediators guide the parties throughout the process but ultimately the decisions are made by the parties themselves.

Several of our mediators also have experience in serving as arbitrators, also on a variety of cases. Our conference centers in Little Rock and Memphis have sufficient space for conducting large arbitration sessions. Written binding decisions are rendered by the arbitrators after the close of the hearing.

Finally, our firm is blessed with two very experienced and professional administrators, Andrea Lafon and Laura Fortner, who coordinate all of the functions surrounding the scheduling and implementing of all that is necessary for a successful mediation or arbitration. In addition to their business functions, they coordinate the meals that are served and other special needs for mediation and arbitrations, regardless of their location.

Mediation Process has three general phases;


A joint session is most often held among the parties and their attorneys during which opposing sides have an opportunity to state their views and desired outcomes; the mediator helps the parties create a safe environment in which to discuss difficult topics.  Confidentiality Agreements are signed at the beginning of the mediation.

Problem Solving Stage:

Parties principally focus on issues, interests, options for resolution and criteria for evaluating the options.  After the opening joint session, parties meet in their own private conference rooms with the mediator to share confidences and fully consider options in private. The mediator shuttles between the private rooms numerous times and negotiates the case to a settlement.


During this phase, parties decide whether and on what terms to resolve the dispute.  The mediator may help them draft a document that reflects any commitments they wish to make.  The agreement will be reviewed by the attorneys present for approval. The parties and attorneys leave with a copy of a signed settlement agreement.

CALL HAMLIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION, LLC at 501-850-8888 or send your requests through our on-line calendar system on each mediator’s bio page. Or E-MAIL YOUR REQUESTS TO:
andrea@hamlindispute.com or laura@hamlindispute.com

To schedule a mediation, arbitration, or obtain information, please call (501) 850-8888 or use our Contact Us page.