Joe Murphey Named 2016 ADR Champions Trailblazer

Team Leader Joe Murphey has been named a 2016 ADR Champions “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. He is the only mediator in Georgia to receive such distinction this year.

Joe was recognized for his outstanding career as a full-time mediator, as well as his meaningful contribution to the ADR industry. He is one of the most sought after mediators in the Southeast, having mediated more than 2,000 cases.


“It is no surprise to me that Joe has been honored in this manner,” said Miles founder John Miles. “He is the most skilled mediator I’ve observed, and this is why he’s the most requested mediator in the state. However, as the owner of Miles, I’ve been most impressed by Joe’s ability to recruit, train and mentor new mediators. He manages the largest and most profitable team in the company.”


Joe Murphey is a founding member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, as well as the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, associations recognizing the top 5% of neutral attorneys in the state, and nation. He was a civil litigator with Crim & Bassler, LLP for nearly 20 years before devoting his practice to mediation. He joined Miles in 2007 and became a Team Leader in 2009, and since that time, he has been an integral part of the company’s success.


According to Joe, his personal and professional philosophy is that “making a human connection with the parties must precede settlement of the case. People don’t care what you know until they know that you care. I’ve laughed with folks, cried with them, and prayed with them, at mediation. You must be willing to do whatever it takes to connect.”


Read the Entire Special Report

To view the full list of honorees, check out National Law Journal’s special report “ADR Champions Trailblazers”—on newsstands Feb. 29.

See Joe’s profile in the special report HERE.