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Alabama mediator and arbitrator Chuck Malone offers expertise, efficiency, and creativity in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration and private judging.

 
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Mediation

Since retiring from the bench, Chuck Malone has focused his practice on providing mediation services throughout the state of Alabama. He boasts extensive experience on the bench as both the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and as Circuit Judge, giving him the necessary knowledge, experience, and skills required to successfully mediate any dispute.

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Arbitration

Mediator Chuck Malone is highly-skilled as an arbitrator, particularly in the areas of:​ appellate matters, civil rights, complex litigation ,criminal matters, domestic relations, employment and worker’s compensation, general commercial and contract disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, and shareholder disputes

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Private Judging

Having served on the bench for 13 years, Chuck Malone can offer private judging as a form of alternative dispute resolution. Parties can file a written petition with the Circuit Clerk of the Court in which the action is pending requesting a private judge in cases that are founded on domestic relations, contract, tort, or a combination of contract and tort issues.

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About Chuck Malone

Alabama Mediator & Arbitrator

Since retiring from the bench, Chuck Malone has focused his practice on mediation, arbitration, and private judging. Chuck has over 15 years experience on the bench, both as Circuit Judge and as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He now utilizes that experience as a mediator, arbitrator, and private judge.

 

Chuck is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only professional association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial dispute resolution.

 

Chuck was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, graduated from Tuscaloosa High School (now Central High School), and attended the University of Alabama where he obtained his B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration. He received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was a member of the very first National Trial Competition team to win a national championship.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mediation

How should I select a mediator?

Look for someone whose experience and expertise will give you the best chance of resolving your dispute. But, you should also check your potential mediator's references and reputation.

Arbitration

How should I prepare my client for arbitration?

Preparing a client for an arbitration is virtually the same as preparing them for trial.