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Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC co-founder and principal attorney, William Thomas, was recently admitted as an arbitrator/mediator panel member to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) national panel of lawyer neutrals. The AAA is the nation’s leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services. The AAA’s arbitrator panel is extremely limited, and candidates must undergo a rigorous vetting and training process before being appointed. Bill has arbitrated numerous cases to award before the AAA and mediated hundreds of cases in his career as a litigant. As a member of the AAA panel, he looks to expand his involvement and expertise in the construction and commercial dispute resolution process, helping lawyers and their clients achieve fair and reasoned outcomes in a way that promotes efficiency.

Choosing the right arbitrator or mediator is one of the most important decisions a party can make in the dispute resolution process. The arbitrators and mediators of the AAA panel deeply understand the complexities of their cases and industries. The AAA panel is comprised of accomplished attorneys with exceptional subject-matter expertise, who are cognizant of the serious responsibilities and ethical obligations to the public as well as to the parties which they undertake with every appointment.

For more information on the AAA’s Roster of Neutrals, visit

You can also contact Bill to discuss having him serve as a neutral in your commercial or construction dispute.

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