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Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.
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Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.

General Biography
Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Civil Rights
Employment Law
Engineering & Construction
Estate Probate Trusts
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Real Property
Training & Teaching
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Terrence Lee Croft has successfully resolved more than 3,500 disputes as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide array of matters including business, contract, construction, employment, healthcare, insurance, personal injury, professional liability and probate disputes.

Mr. Croft has been selected twice as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2005, selected twice as one of the Best Lawyers in America in ADR, selected as Best Lawyers' Atlanta Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" for 2018, and selected as Best Lawyers' Atlanta Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" for 2022.

A leader in the legal community, Mr. Croft is a Founding Member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, and a Fellow in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He is also registered as a neutral in arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He is a Past President of the Atlanta Bar Association and its Foundation and has chaired its Dispute Resolution Lawyers Section and its Litigation Section. Mr. Croft has also served as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and has served on the State Bar's Board of Governors. He has served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.

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ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
  • Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
  • Special Master
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Mediation/Arbitration  
  • Fact Finding
  • Discovery Referee   
  • ADR Training/CLE
  • Civil Law: Agribusiness, Automotive, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Civil Rights, Commercial / Business, Condominiums, Construction, Consumer Fraud, Contract Disputes, Debt / Foreclosure, Eminent Domain, Employment, Engineering, Entertainment, Environmental, Estate/Probate/Trials, Franchise, Healthcare, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International, Landlord / Tenant, Libel & Slander, Media & Communications, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Non-Profit Organizations, Nursing Homes, Partnerships, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Probate, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Real Estate, Religious Institutions, Securities, Telecommunications, Title VII, Torts Transportation, Trusts, Wrongful Death

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' Atlanta Mediation "Lawyer of the Year" for 2022
  • Recognized as Top 2 Best Individual Mediator/Arbitrator, Daily Report, 2019
  • Recognized as Best Lawyers' Atlanta Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" for 2018
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for ADR, 2016-2018, 2021-2024
  • Georgia Super Lawyer in ADR/Arbitration and Mediation, 2005-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America in ADR, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Georgia Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers
  • Selected annually since 2011, by Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading Commercial Mediators
  • Adjunct Professor, Emory Law School, LLM in Litigation Program and Faculty Member, Trial Techniques course
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Director and Faculty Member, Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy
  • Atlanta Bar (President; Chairman of the ADR Lawyers Section; Chairman of the Litigation Section; Recipient of the Watkins Award, 1996; and the Distinguished Service Award, 2007)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • The Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
  • Georgia Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Chairman, Dispute Resolution Section)
  • American Bar (Member, House of Delegates, 1993-1999; Fellow of the Litigation Section; Member of Dispute Resolution Section)
  • Florida Bar
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Atlanta International Arbitration Society

Background and Education

  • Civil Trial Lawyer since 1965
  • Senior Partner, King & Croft, LLP
  • Senior Shareholder, Griffin, Cochrane & Marshall P.C.
  • Partner, Kutak, Rock & Huie; Partner, Huie, Sterne & Ide
  • Associate, Hansel, Post, Brandon & Dorsey
  • Associate, Coburn, Croft & Putzell
  • J.D., University of Michigan, 1965 (with distinction; Presiding Judge, Case Clubs; Winner, Campbell Competition and Best Brief Prize)
  • A.B., Yale University, 1962 (Captain Fencing Team; Ring and Candle Society)


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