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Member Profile: Denny C. Galis

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Galis Mediation Services
P. O. Box 907
Athens, GA 30603
Email: Click for email

Tel: (706) 549-8242
Fax: (706) 549-1545

GA Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Denny C. Galis has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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During his 35 year general trial practice, Denny Galis served 14 years as Attorney for the city of Athens, and 4 years as Attorney for the unified government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.

In 1995, Mr. Galis confined his practice wholey to ADR work, and began mediating and arbitrating fulltime. His ADR experience covers a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes, though his particular experience in local government allows him to handle matters such as public employment, zoning, condemnations, civil rights claims and other local government matters. To date, Denny has settled in excess of 1000 cases.


LL.B., University of Georgia 1959

ADR Training:

  • Mediation Training - 1992 - 20 hours - American Arbitration Association
  • Positive Problem Solving in the Workplace - 1993 - 20 hours
  • The Mediation Process CDR Associates, Boulder, Col. - 1994 - 40 hours
  • Mediation, Negotiation & Risk Analysis Training - 1995 - 75 hours clinical training, Mediation Inc, Ft Lauderdale
  • Advanced Mediation Skills - 20 hours - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA - 1999
  • Approved as a mediator/facilitator by GA Department of Community Affairs - 1997

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Georgia Supreme Court appointee to Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution 1999-2004
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators - 2006
  • Super Lawyer in ADR, 2007-2009
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
A founding member of Ga. Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators


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Denny C. Galis is a member of our GA chapter, Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of certified attorney-mediators. The NCASCM profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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