Mr. Bechtel was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and joined Crim & Bassler, L.L.P. in 1988 following his graduation from Mercer. Mr. Bechtel is an AV rated attorney who has focused his practice in the areas of insurance and tort defense, personal injury, and general civil litigation. As a partner with the firm, Mr. Bechtel has tried 175 cases as lead counsel across the state of Georgia. More than 29 years of litigation/trial experience has helped him successfully transition into the mediation arena. In 2011, Mr. Bechtel joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC and since that time, has mediated/arbitrated hundreds of disputes. Mr. Bechtel is married and the proud parent of one daughter.