Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC is a private dispute resolution firm offering the services of mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation and establishing resolution processes for multi-claimant disputes.
The principal of Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC is Frank S. Hamlin, an attorney based in Little Rock, Arkansas since 1974. Since 1997, he has been a full time mediator and arbitrator and performed those services part-time for five years prior to 1997.
Other mediators in the firm include the following:
Chris Gomlicker has 15 years of trial litigation practice, trials, hearings, appeals. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation from inception of lawsuit, through appeal and oral argument in state and federal courts. He has been through over two hundred mediation and/or settlement conferences involving the prosecution, or defense of, single, multi-party, and class actions, based on tort, product liability, employment (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, Arkansas Civil Rights Act, etc.), malpractice, construction, and various other types of cases. He has mediated numerous cases as a certified civil mediator.
Mike Kinard of Magnolia, Arkansas has 45 years of legal practice including jury and non-jury trial work. His judicial experience includes two years as a Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals and three appointments as Special Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. He is a certified mediator in civil cases and has completed American Bar Association Basic Mediator Training, ABA Advanced Mediator Training. Mike has been through many mediations as an attorney and mediator. He also has business experience in real estate development, defense contract manufacturing and food service franchises.
Kevin O’Dwyer of Little Rock, Arkansas has12 years experience of general practice, involving cases in areas of family law, personal injury, products liability, insurance claims, probate and business litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous jury and non-jury civil trials. He is certified as a mediator for Circuit Courts in domestic relations and civil cases and has been through many mediations as an attorney. His mediation emphasis is on domestic relations cases. He is also a former United States Marine.
James D. “Jimmy” Lawson has 26 years experience as a litigator, spending the first 22 years of his career as an associate and partner with Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd., in North Little Rock, Arkansas and the last 4 years being associated with the Law Offices of William M. Jeter, PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee. He holds licenses to practice law in Arkansas and Tennessee, and focuses his practice on construction litigation and insurance law. He is a Rule 31 Listed Mediator for the State of Tennessee and is qualified to mediate general civil cases in the State of Arkansas as well. He has opened a Memphis office for Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC, which is located in downtown Memphis, and he also offers mediation services throughout the State of Arkansas.
J.P. Jaynes began to mediate civil cases in 2007, and in 2008 became a certified mediator of civil cases in Arkansas. He has lectured many organizations regarding different areas of the law and dispute resolution including insurance law, trial advocacy, and advocacy in mediation, negotiation and class actions. He has assisted with the training of mediators in Arkansas and has acted as a role-playing coach and mentor for the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. He has completed numerous advanced training courses in mediation and other areas of dispute resolution, including collaborative law. He is a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators and the Global Council on Collaborative Law. J.P. was recently honored by his induction as a fellow in the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals as both a mediator and arbitrator.
The firm provides its services for individuals, groups, corporations, insurance companies, cities, states, and the federal government. Our services are provided throughout the mid-south portion of the United States. Occasionally, we conduct sessions in other parts of the country as well.
Our firm strives to resolve conflicts, large or small, in an economical, sensitive, diplomatic, and professional manner. The firm’s conference center has numerous comfortable conference rooms, plenty of casual lounging space, and a full service kitchen for providing meals during mediation sessions.