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. 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 civil and family law mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Chris has worked with some of Atlanta’s best family lawyers to help resolve dozens of complex, high-asset divorces, child support modifications and legitimation actions. His background handling complex, multi-million dollar business and insurance lawsuits gave Chris a solid understanding of both business and personal finances, including the valuation closely-held businesses, incentive stock options and the dreaded Thomas Calculation.
As a mediator Chris identifies quickly the critical issues impeding settlement, generates meaningful discussion and moves the parties toward a successful resolution. His clients praise his calm and confident demeanor and his ability to gain the trust of both the parties and attorneys.
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)