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John A. Davis, III, Esq.


Current:                                   ADR, Inc.

Profession:                            Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator

Work History:                        Principal in ADR, Inc., an Alternative Dispute Resolution firm, January 1, 1998 - present; Of Counsel, Rose Law Firm, 1993-1998; Senior Vice President/Secretary/General Counsel, United Dominion Industries, Inc., 1979-93; Partner, Bridges, Young, Matthews and Davis, 1958-79.

Experience:                            Extensive experience in the corporate, commercial, construction, product liability and employment areas of law.  Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of a diversified engineering, manufacturing, and construction company with revenues of $1.7 billion.  Extensive experience as counsel in cases involving commercial litigation, contract construction claims, product warranty, product liability, general negligence, employment and contract disputes with claims valued to $40 million.  Handled debt and equity issues in the U.S., Canada and Europe, both public and private.

Alternative Dispute
Resolution Experience:        AAA: Member, National Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; Member, Special Panel for Large and Complex Cases (1992-1998); Lex Mundi College of Mediators; Mediator, NASD Mediation Program; Arbitrator, NASD; U.S. Postal Service Mediator; Contract Mediator, EEOC. Served as arbitrator and mediator in construction claims, medical malpractice, commercial, employment and negligence cases.  Conducted approximately 450 mediations, and over 150 arbitrations.
Alternative Dispute
Resolution Training:             40-hr. Superior Court Mediator Training, Winston-Salem, 2/93; 40-hr. Lex Mundi College of Mediators Training Session, 12/94; AAA Construction Industry Training Program, 5/97.  U.S. Postal Service Mediator Training Program; 8/98; NASD Arbitrator Training, 6/99; NASD Chairperson Training, 10/02; EEOC Mediator Training; Numerous Arkansas and American Bar Association Seminars and Arkansas ADR Commission training sessions.


University of Arkansas, BA 1956

University of Arkansas, JD 1958


ADR, Inc.

1501 North University Avenue, Suite 420

Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

December 1997 - Present:     Principal

Rose Law Firm

120 East Fourth Street

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

April 1993 January 1998:     Of Counsel

United Dominion Industries, Inc. (merged with SPX Corporation)

13515 Ballentyne Corp. Place

Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

April 1979 - April 1984:                        VP, General Counsel & Secretary

April 1984 - April 1991:                        Senior VP, General Counsel & Secretary

April 1991 - April 1993:                        Senior VP & Secretary


Bridges, Young, Matthews and Davis

315 E. 8th Avenue

Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601


June 1958 - April 1979:                       Partner 1961-1979


American Bar Association - 1958 to Present (Member ADR Section)

Arkansas Bar Association - 1958 to Present (Member ADR Section)

House of Delegates 1974-1977

Executive Council 1974-1977

Chairman, Arkansas Bar Foundation 1976 -1977

Chairman, Young Lawyers Section 1965 -1966

Chairman, Executive Council - 1997-1998

Jefferson County Bar - President 1968-1969

Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)

Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association (ACRA)


Dickerson Group, Inc, Monroe, North Carolina (a North Carolina and Florida highway construction and real estate development firm 1993-1997)

Tomes Landing, Inc., Port Deposit, Maryland (a Maryland waterfront development company 1993-1998)

Kyzen Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee (manufacturer of chemical solutions and processes for use in high-technology cleaning applications, process water reuse machines and provider of integrated process services 1995 to date)


Charlotte, North Carolina

Board of Visitors, Davidson College, February 1990 to 1993

Board of Directors, Central Piedmont Community College Foundation,

January 1991 to 1993

Board of Trustees, Mint Museum of Art, June 1991 to 1993

Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover School Board, 1985 -1988

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

First United Methodist Church, 1958 to present

Board of Trustee, 1972 -1979;

Sunday School Teacher, 1965 -1979

United Way Jefferson County

Campaign Chairman, 1965;

President, 1966

Kiwanis Club, President 1969

Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Jefferson County Library

Board of Trustees 1973 -1979;

Chairman 1975 1979

Pine Bluff Planning Commission, 1997-1997

Little Rock, Arkansas

Kiwanis Club, 1996 to present

Arkansas Small Business Council, 1995 to present

Pulaski County Volunteer Juvenile Probation Officer