Mediator Rex Smith Featured in Georgia Bar Journal
ATLANTA, December 12, 2019– Miles neutral Rex Smith is profiled in the Georgia Bar Journal article: “A Conversation with Rex D. Smith, Hon. M. Gino Brogdon, Sr., and Tami McDowell Ayres.” The feature was written by Editorial Board Member Jacob Daly.
The article includes insights from Smith on various aspects of the mediation process and his career as a mediator. In terms of the future of mediation, Smith shares that more people are receptive to it, and more companies see the advantages to it. “I had the pleasure of representing Delta Airlines for almost 20 years,” says Smith, “and about five years in, I remember the gentlemen who led their litigation and claims and risk management told me that as soon as a lawsuit came in, they wanted to gather as much information as possible, as quickly as possible, so we could depose the plaintiff and then mediate the case. He called it a decision point, and he wanted to get the cases to a decision point as quickly as possible. I think the view has spread throughout corporate America so that informed judgments can be made as quickly as possible and cases can be resolved before significant money is spent on experts and attorneys.”