Skip to main content
Terrence Lee Croft, Esq., Receives 2023 Chief Harold G. Clarke Award

Terrence Lee Croft, Esq., Receives 2023 Chief Harold G. Clarke Award

Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of ADR in Georgia

Awards Panelist News

Atlanta, Georgia – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Terrence Lee Croft, Esq., has received the 2023 Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Award from The Supreme Court of Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution (GCDR) and the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

The award, which was also given to JAMS neutral R. Wayne Thorpe, Esq. in 2017, honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of ADR in Georgia, was created in 2013 to honor the memory of Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke. During Justice Clarke’s time as chief justice from 1990 to 1994, he led the Georgia Supreme Court and the State Bar of Georgia in creating a system that helped courts manage their heavy dockets and offered litigants productive ways to resolve their legal disputes outside of litigation.

Terrence has been a trailblazer in alternative dispute resolution for nearly four decades in Fulton County and the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. His work and dedication to ADR over his career will have a lasting impact far beyond Georgia. We are thrilled to see him receive this prestigious honor and congratulate him on this award

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Mr. 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, health care, insurance, personal injury, professional liability and probate.

Mr. Croft has been twice selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2005, selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in ADR every year since 2006, 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. He was named best (top 2) individual arbitrator/mediator by the Daily Report in 2019.

For more information about the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, see here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

More information is available at, and you can connect with us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and our JAMS ADR blog. To learn about diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at JAMS, visit

Featured People

Terrence Lee Croft, Esq.
  • Agribusiness
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Telecommunications
  • Training & Teaching

Media Contact

For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

Scroll to top