David C. Nutter is one of the most sought-after mediators and arbitrators in Georgia. As a Senior Neutral at Miles Mediation, he has mediated over 2,000 cases involving commercial disputes, employment litigation, restrictive covenants, contracts and torts, corporate and partnership litigation and dissolutions, real estate, technology implementations, trust and estates, insurance coverage, construction, securities, banking and finance, nuisance claims, false arrest and excessive force cases, and significant personal injury suits. He has been handling employment cases for more than 15 years, including those including whistle blowers; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and age, race, and sex discrimination claims. David has extensive trial experience, including seven years as an award-winning Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta, where he prosecuted fraud and public corruption cases.
In 1996, he received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Service as an Assistant United States Attorney. He also received the Federal Bar Association’s National Younger Federal Lawyer Award for outstanding service to the U.S. Government (1995). In 1986-87, following law school, David clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. David is a Founding Member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
David is known as a quick study and patient listener who can expeditiously sort through complexities to help the parties get to the crux of a dispute. He is a student of the art of proper pacing and timing in negotiation and mediation and believes that persistence is the most important ingredient in a successful mediation. What he likes most about mediation is the interesting people he meets every day and the satisfaction of helping them resolve their disputes.
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1986, Magna Cum Laude, Editor-in-Chief, Georgia Law Review, Order of the Coif
- Furman University, BA, 1983 – Cum Laude
Admitted to Practice
- United States Supreme Court 1990
- United States Court of Appeals for The Eleventh Circuit 1987
- United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia 1987
- Georgia Supreme Court 1987
- Georgia Court of Appeals 1987
Professional or Trade Affiliations
- State Bar of Georgia