Terrence Croft

Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Nykesha Potts
T: 404-566-2180
F: 404-588-0905
1201 W. Peachtree St., #2650, Atlanta, GA 30309


Terrence Lee Croft has successfully resolved more than 3,000 disputes as a mediator and an arbitrator. Many of these disputes have been highly charged, complex cases in the field of employment and employment benefits, including class and collective actions. These disputes involved issues of age, disability, gender, race and national origin. They included wrongful termination, actual and constructive, for sexual harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, hostile work environment, wage and hour, False Claims Act, Americans with Disability Act, and ERISA violations. Often, they arose from allegations of breach of employment contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, corporate opportunities, and intellectual property. The parties include Fortune 500 companies, highly compensated executives, closely held companies and family businesses or trusts. Frequently, these parties are from professional groups, including medical, legal, accounting, architectural or engineering entities or partnerships.

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

He is also registered as a neutral in arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He is Past President of the Atlanta Bar Association and its Foundation and has chaired its Dispute Resolution Lawyers Section and its Litigation Section.

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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
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, 2022
  • 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
  • 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)



Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environmental
  • Estate/Probate/Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Disc. Referee
  • Telecommunications
  • Training/Teaching


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