Alternative Dispute Resolution Services – Mediation, Arbitration And Special Master Services
Hecht Walker, P.C. is pleased to announce that we now provide comprehensive Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services in addition to our legal services. Our team of registered mediators, arbitrators and special masters can assist with all of your alternative dispute resolution needs.
HONORABLE MATTHEW SIMMONS
The Honorable Matthew “Matt” Simmons is a registered mediator and may serve as a special master in cases also. He served as a Superior Court Judge for twenty-four years in the Clayton Judicial Circuit including four years as Chief Superior Court Judge. Also, he served two years as the Sixth District Administrative Judge and as a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia. Judge Simmons has presided over a wide variety of civil cases, including torts, contract disputes, business disputes, tax appeals, estates, family law, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He currently serves as a Senior Judge, Mediator, and may serve as a Special Master in cases involving quiet titles, complex discovery issues, class actions, and other types of litigation.
Greg Hecht, a partner at Hecht Walker, P.C., is a registered mediator and registered arbitrator who has served as the lead counsel in more than 300 trials, over 1000 hearings, and more than 100 mediations. For over 28 years, Greg has represented businesses, individuals, and local governments in litigated, arbitrated, and mediated matters. Mr. Hecht has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, as Legal Elite by his peers for multiple years in Georgia Trend Magazine, and as a Top 100 attorney in his field by International Who’s Who. He received the Gideon’s Trumpet Award, the “Speak Up for Children” Legislative Award, and the Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Professionalism Commission’s Community Service Award. Greg is an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell.
Mary House serves as a registered mediator and arbitrator in cases. Mary M. House has been practicing law for over 27 years. Along with her significant civil litigation and general practice experience, since 2007, she has been certified by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic relations and general civil matters. Ms. House assists parties who need mediation for personal injury, probate, and business matters. She also mediates family law matters such as divorce, spousal support agreements, child support and child custody agreements, and other civil matters. In 1987, she graduated in the top twenty percent of her class from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
Mark Walker serves as a special master in cases. For over 27 years, Mark Walker, a partner at Hecht Walker, P.C., has represented businesses, banks, creditors, lenders, landlords, financial institutions, and individuals in the Metro Atlanta Region in business disputes, lender liability matters, commercial foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Walker also often represents parties related to loan note and guaranty obligations in commercial litigation. He has represented a number of lenders and creditors in federal bankruptcy courts and has authored a number of articles describing the commercial foreclosure process. Mr. Walker earned his Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1987.
Cary Ichter serves as a Special Master and Mediator in cases. Cary Ichter served as the president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters from 2015 to 2017. He has been appointed to act as a Special Master in complex commercial matters, mass tort and class action cases, construction disputes, legal malpractice claims, intellectual property disputes, trade secret cases, and disputes among business partners. Mr. Ichter has been the lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials and has served as a mediator and as a Court Appointed Special Master since 2005. Cary Ichter has been named among the Best Lawyers in America and as a Georgia Super Lawyer.
Jon Jordan can serve as a special master in land use, quiet title, business disputes, international arbitration, and discovery matters. Jon Jordan, a Partner at Hecht Walker, P.C., concentrates land use, international arbitration, commercial landlord-tenant, real estate disputes, foreclosure related litigation, quiet title matters. and business disputes. Along with his law practice, Mr. Jordan spent four years on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Aid to United States Senator Arlen Spector. Mr. Jordan attended Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 2003-2006. While at Temple, he completed internships with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia and the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Aaron Chausmer is a registered arbitrator and is Senior Counsel at Hecht Walker PC. Aaron focuses his law practice on business, guaranty, labor, restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation matters and other employment matters. His private arbitration practice is particularly well-suited to handle restrictive covenants, business divorces, and trade secret matters where confidentiality is a priority and parties do not want issues addressed or resolved publicly. Mr. Chausmer has been handling business litigation and corporate governance issues for over 17 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his Juris Doctorate from Boston University Law School. Mr. Chausmer is also a frequent Continuing Legal Education speaker.