Christopher Annunziata, Esq.
Since opening his mediation practice in 2007, Team Murphey Mediator Christopher Annunziata has proven himself to be one of the most effective and dedicated mediators in the Atlanta area. After paying his dues as an independent mediator for several years, Chris joined Miles Mediation and Team Murphey in March 2014.
Like many of Miles Mediation’s mediators and clients, Chris cut his teeth handling a wide range of insurance defense claims, first at the former firm of Chambers, Mabry, McClelland, and Brooks, in-house at Safeco Insurance, and with the former Lord Bissell and Brook. Over the years Chris has litigated and tried cases ranging from typical fender-benders and premises liability cases to unique, complex, high-value matters for Lloyd’s of London syndicates. In one such case Chis was able to successfully resolve 120 unique property and casualty claims worth more than $120,000,000.00 arising out of Hurricane Ivan. Not a single claim resulted in first-party litigation against his Lloyd’s syndicate client.
Chris draws on this experience handling complex litigation, analyzing risk and recommending creative solutions to help him resolve both personal injury cases and complex, high-asset divorces involving considerable assets and closely-held family businesses. Chris’ clients praise his calm and confident demeanor and his ability to identify quickly and accurately the critical issues in the case.
Chris is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the nation’s premier association of mediation professionals, and he also holds an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to Chris’s extensive mediation experience, Chris also acted as Special Master for Judge T. Jackson Bedford in a complex lawsuit involving nearly $400,000.00 in allegedly fraudulent PeachCare billings.
When Chris is not mediating he and his wife, Melissa, are both avid cyclists, riding the back roads and by-ways of Georgia and racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome. Chris also enjoys playing golf and cooking. He may even share a recipe or two on our Facebook page. Chris and Melissa live in West Midtown with their Wheaten Terrier, Belen, and are members of Northside United Methodist Church.