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W. Raymond Hunter, Mediator & Arbitrator, Gulfport, Mississippi.

W. Raymond Hunter

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Mediation & Arbitration Services
P. O. Box 7917
Gulfport, MS, 39506
Tel: (228) 868-6833
Cell: (228) 326-9205
Fax: (228) 868-6822
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Recognized to Mississippi Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas

Other ADR Services: Special Master


I have practiced law in the southern counties of Mississippi for over forty years, have represented plaintiffs and defendants and insurance carriers in trials in County, Circuit, and Supreme Court of Mississippi, Federal District Courts and Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals, and have a wide background in Chancery Court cases.

I have been on the Mississippi Bar's list of mediators since its inception and additionally on the Federal Court list for both the Northern and Southern District of Mississippi. Following Hurricane Katrina I was on the list of approved mediators for AAA and served as a mediator on the Department of Insurance Mediation Program for the State of Mississippi. I have also served the United States District Court as a mediator for "Katrina" litigation cases since the inception of that program. I have served as mediator in a combination of Katrina cases, state and federal litigation cases, and other private cases totaling approximately 2,000 cases. I have also served as Special Master for the United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi.

The areas of my heaviest concentration for practice and mediation have been in the following fields: personal injury law; wrongful death; medical and hospital law; legal, medical, and other professional malpractice; insurance contract disputes; insurance law; employment law; nursing home litigation; and real estate, probate, and Chancery Court family law.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Mississippi College, B.A.
  • University of Mississippi, J.D.

ADR TRAINING: I participated in a course of study with the American Arbitration Association and obtained Mediation Certification in 1998, and I have completed several Advanced Mediation courses sponsored by the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

Memberships & Affiliations

I served as Municipal Court Judge for the City of Long Beach for two terms, served as a City prosecutor for the City of Long Beach, attended the American Judicial College, served in directorships for the Mississippi State Bar and on various committees of the State Bar. I have a rating of "AV" in Martindale-Hubbell which has been maintained for 35 years.

I am registered with the Mississippi State Bar Registry of Mediators. By agreement between insurance carriers, defense lawyers, and plaintiffs' lawyers, I have conducted binding arbitrations in several cases. I have been, or am now, a member of the Mississippi State Bar, the American Association for Justice, Mississippi Association for Justice, Mississippi Prosecutors Association, Harrison County Bar Association, Mississippi Claims Association, and Association of Attorney-Mediators.

I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Association of Attorney-Mediators and President of the Mississippi Chapter of Association of Attorney-Mediators. I was awarded the "President's Award" for 2011 by the Association of Attorney-Mediators. I was chosen to serve as an appeals Judge in BP Oil Spill cases in 2011. I was appointed to the Board of Directors of the ADR section of the Mississippi Bar in 2011.

Rates Information

Administration Fee of $300.00 for first two parties; $50.00 per additional party. $300.00 per hour for mediation preparation and time in session; $150.00 per hour for travel time, plus expenses. For additional information contact Annette,

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