Christopher Annunziata, Esq.
After graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 1996, Atlanta mediator Christopher Annunziata gained valuable experience working on such diverse matters as motor vehicle collision and premises liability cases to counseling clients on employment matters. Just prior to become a full-time mediator, Chris was responsible for managing and settling successfully over $120 million dollars of property and casualty claims arising out of Hurricane Ivan without a single claim resulting in litigation.
After more than a decade as a litigator, Chris recognized that his knowledge of risk analysis and talent for developing creative settlement options were better suited to helping parties resolve cases through mediation. Since becoming a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in 2007, Chris has mediated and settled hundreds of personal injury, commercial and family law disputes throughout the Atlanta metro area. In addition to his extensive mediation experience, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford appointed Chris as Special Master to issue findings of fact and conclusions of law in a complex case involving hundreds of thousands of dollars of allegedly duplicate invoices submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health (PeachCare).
As a mediator Chris draws upon his experience to identify quickly the critical issues preventing settlement, generate meaningful discussion and move the parties toward a successful resolution. Chris’ mediation clients praise his calm and confident demeanor and his ability to gain the trust of both the parties and attorneys. Whether a personal injury action, a business dispute, or a complex, high-asset divorce, you can expect Chris to devote his full efforts to settling your case successfully.
Chris is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the nation’s premier association of mediation professionals, and also holds an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
When Chris is not busy helping parties settle their disputes, he and his wife Melissa Love are both avid cyclists, riding several thousand miles a year around Georgia and the Southeast. Chris also gets his adrenalin fix racing his fixed gear bicycle at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point. Chris and Melissa live on the “Westside” of Atlanta with their Wheaten Terrier, Belen.
Fordham University School of Law – May 1996 – J.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology – June 1993 – B.S. in International Affairs (With Honors)