George M. "Marty" Van Tassel, Jr.

, Shareholder

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Marty leads the Mediation Center at Sirote & Permutt. Previously a civil litigator who handled cases involving products liability, premises liability, professional liability, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, insurance coverage claims and extra-contractual liability claims. Marty became a mediator in 1996. He started practicing mediation full-time in 1999, covering a wide variety of complex and multi-party cases.

  • Began mediation practice in 1996 and by 1999, practice was full-time, involving mediations in a wide variety of complex and multi-party cases. His extensive trial experience, together with his extensive experience as a mediator, give him the ability to work with all parties to achieve a satisfactory resolution for all concerned.
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, panelist
  • Member of numerous panels of neutrals in both the state and federal courts of Alabama
  • Qualified mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Alabama Alternative Dispute Resolution Foundation, trustee
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, fellow
  • University of Alabama School of Law, adjunct professor of Mediation Process and Practice
  • Frequent speaker at local, Alabama and American Bar Association meetings on the topic of mediation
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2009
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar, 2005-06
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Best Lawyers in America, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation
  • Best of US, Arbitration Law
  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, 1998
    • Dispute Resolution Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, president, 1997
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates, Alabama chapter, vice president, 1999
  • Alabama Academy of Attorney-Mediators, past president
  • Frequent lecturer in the areas of civil litigation and trial tactics
  • Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alabama, 1972-74
  • During his years as a litigator, represented clients in all of Alabama's federal and state trial and appellate courts
  • Tried cases as lead counsel in most of Alabama's 40 judicial circuits
  • Civil trial experience includes products liability, premises liability, professional liability, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, insurance coverage claims and extra-contractual liability claims in such diverse areas as construction cases, cases involving environmental claims, cases for violation of civil rights or other statutory rights, occupational injury cases and worker's compensation
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trials seeking damages for personal injury, property damage, economic loss and wrongful death, as well as for injunctive relief

University of Alabama School of Law

JD, 1972

University of Alabama

BS, 1969

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