Member Profile: Hon. R. Keegan Federal Jr.

Hon. R. Keegan Federal Jr.
Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC
6 Concourse Parkway, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Tel: (678) 320-9118
Fax: (404) 389-0831

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ADR Services Include:

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


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Hon. R. Keegan Federal Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Divorce (High Asset)
Elder Abuse
Family Businesses
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Sexual Harassment
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



During his eight years as a Superior Court Judge, Judge Federal gained a reputation as an innovative, fearless, and progressive jurist who ruled on causes before him according to the law, without favor toward or sympathy for any party, and without regard to any "political" consequences.

Judge Federal was an early proponent of the benefits of mediation and arbitration as an alternative to traditional litigation. In the early 1980's, he was elected to chair the Advisory Board to the Atlanta Justice Center for Dispute Resolution and conducted many of the early training sessions for lawyers, judges, and others who were advocates of ADR. Beginning in 1992, Judge Federal was one of three former judges recruited to JAMS by Judge Jack Etheridge, who headed the Atlanta office. After three years as a JAMS panelist, Judge Federal opted to continue his ADR practice independently and he has been conducting hearings for lawyers and their clients in various cities around the State since that time. He has been called on to resolve many contentious and high-stakes cases involving multi-million dollar claims between companies, individuals, and governmental entities, serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and Court-appointed special master. These disputes have been in the areas of business contracts, attorney malpractice, accountants malpractice, securities violations, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, fraud, conspiracy, copyright, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, sales commissions, executive compensation, dram shop, environmental, aviation (notably including most of the ValuJet crash cases), insurance coverage, riparian rights, boundary line disputes, construction defects and damages, brokerage and securities claims, roadway accidents, design defects, products liability, professional misconduct, high-end divorces, fee disputes, and many others.

Judge Federal was a co-author of the textbook "Legal Aspects of Private Security" and the founder and executive editor of the "Private Security Case Law Reporter.".He was also an Adjunct Professor of Litigation at Emory Law School (1978-1984).


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law - 1966
  • A.B. in Law, Emory University School of Law - 1965
  • M.B.A. Graduate studies, Georgia State University, '66-'68

Memberships & Affiliations

Judge Federal has been recognized for his leadership skills by being asked by his peers to serve in various leadership positions including: The Board of Councillors of The Carter Center, the Board of Directors (and Treasurer) of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Red Cross, U.S.O. Council of Georgia, Atlanta Mental Health Assn, the Georgia Brain Injury Assn, Outstanding Atlanta, and The National Center for Paralegal Training. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Court-Appointed Masters, member of the Atlanta Lawyers Club, Old Warhorse Lawyers Club, State Bar of Georgia, and the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. Judge Federal is on the Executive Board of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was the first Caucasian chairman of the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Keegan is also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice in all state and federal Courts in Georgia, the District of Columbia, and in the United States Supreme Court.


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Hon. R. Keegan Federal Jr. 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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