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Joseph Allen Schreiber, Mediator & Arbitrator, Birmingham, Alabama.

Joseph Allen Schreiber

Diplomate member
Schreiber ADR, LLC
2231 20th Ave. S.
Suite 202
Birmingham, AL 85223
Tel: 855-754-8807
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Recognized to Alabama Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: North Carolina, Virginia

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1995
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Allen Schreiber’s value and credibility as a neutral are rooted in his extensive and balanced trial experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

As a litigator, Allen represented clients in all of Alabama’s federal, state trial and appellate courts.

On the defense side, Allen is a former member of the International Association of Defense counsel (IADC). In 1988, he founded an Alabama law firm that endures as one of the state’s top insurance defense firms. He represented AIG for 18 years. He has handled a wide variety of high-profile insurance matters, including director and officer liability, professional liability, excess policies, and disputes involving trucking, aviation, employment, and coverage.

Examples of his plaintiff experience include serving as co-lead counsel in a nationwide case, Morgan v. Family Dollar, which went to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in a final resolution of $49 million. He was also co-lead counsel in litigation involving a nationwide case against Dollar General, which was also resolved by way of settlement. Most recently, in 2020 the U.S. District Court in Illinois preliminarily approved resolution of a $25 million result against Sturm Foods in a multi-state class action under The Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

In 1995, Allen began mediating disputes involving business disputes (including breach of contract), malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, personal injury, fraud, negligence, health and general commercial liability, aviation, trucking, municipal liability, education, wage and hour, and employment disputes.

Allen has been included on the American Arbitration Association’s panel for consumer, employment and commercial arbitrations. He is a Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers honoree for alternative dispute resolution, and he holds the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

Best Lawyers recognized Allen as Birmingham “Lawyer of the Year” in Arbitration (2019) and Mediation (2017).

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama 

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Founding Diplomat, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators: Past President; Past Executive Board Member
  • American Arbitration Association: Commercial Panel, Employment Panel, Consumer Panel
  • Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution: Commissioner by Appointment of the Senate Pro Tem, 2022-2025
  • Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section: Vice President, 2023-2024; Secretary, 2022-2023; Treasurer, 2021-2022
  • Founding Fellow, Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama, 1984
  • Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Rates Information

Rates and Payment Information:

$6000.00 full day

$600.00 study time

Cancellation penalties may apply.

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