John A. Sherrill, Esquire

Mobile: 404-863-8021
Seyfarth Shaw
1075 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404 / 885-6703
Fax: 404 / 724-1703
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Mr. Sherrill currently serves as senior litigation partner in the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw, a 720 lawyer national law firm with ten offices based in Chicago, and he is the Chair of the Firm's National ADR Group.

Mr. Sherrill has 40 years of experience in the resolving of all types of civil disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation at the trial and appellate level.

A significant part of his practice over the last 25 years has involved acting as a mediator and arbitrator and as an advocate representing clients in all forms of ADR. He has served as a mediator in over 500 cases.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • General Mediation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Organizational
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities

MEMBER: 2003



From 1979 to 2000, Mr. Sherrill was the Chairman of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department of McCullough Sherrill, LLP, a 50 lawyer general practice firm based in Atlanta. Active as Member of AAA Commercial and Construction Panels of arbitrators and mediators since 1986, the Georgia Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, and as an independent arbitrator and mediator. Member, AAA Large Complex Case Program Panel for Southeastern United States since the inception of the program in 1993. Served as member of AAA/U.S. Olympic Committee Arbitration Panels for the 1996 (Atlanta), 1998 (Nogano), 2000 (Sydney), and 2004 (Athens) Olympic Games. Appointed as arbitrator, mediator, and special master by various courts (state and federal) since 1980. Served as Administrative Hearing Office for State Health Planning Review Board (Chairman, 1980-82) and Chief Hearing Officer for Georgia Real Estate Commission (1976-87). Fellow, American College of Commercial Arbitrators; American College of Civil Trial Mediators; Georgia Arbitrators' Forum; Member, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sections of American Bar Association (Member of Council 2010, and Chair of CLE Committee of Dispute Resolution Section 2007-2010); Georgia Bar Association (Chair of Dispute Resolution Section 2009-2010); Atlanta Bar Association; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007-2010; Georgia Super Lawyers - Top 100 (Atlanta Magazine) 2005-2010; Georgia Trend, Leading Lawyers in Georgia 2008-2010; Who's Who Legal USA 2008-2010; Best Lawyers in America 2007-2010.


University of North Carolina, A.B., 1963; Morehouse Scholar.
Duke University Law School, J.D., 1972; Duke Law Journal, 1971-72.
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