Arbitration & Mediation

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Pierce W. Hamblin and John R. Martin have been recognized by the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, for their exceptional work.

Lexington Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys

At Landrum & Shouse, LLP, we have two of the premier mediators in the state of Kentucky in Pierce Hamblin (Lexington) and John Martin (Louisville). Having been courtroom trial lawyers for over 30 years each, Pierce and John know the complexities and the expense involved in today's litigation practice. Both are certified mediators who can help negotiate a resolution to even the most difficult lawsuit. If you are looking for an experienced arbitrator, we can handle the assignment.

Our Mediators

Pierce W. Hamblin of our Lexington office has been dubbed the "king of Kentucky mediators" by his peers (UK Law notes, Fall 2005). He is an "AV" rated* attorney, mediator and arbitrator who has also served over 30 years as an adjunct professor of litigation and negotiation skills at the University of Kentucky College of Law. He has presided as a neutral in over 8,000 large cases. Pierce served as a captain in the U.S. Army and is an inductee of the UK College of Law Hall of Fame, a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and American College of Trial Mediators, and is a 2010 inductee to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals as a charter member from Kentucky. He has also been listed as a top 50 attorney in 2009-2011 Super Lawyers and was featured in an article about former military servicemen in the 2008 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers.

John R. Martin of our Louisville office is a long-time trial practitioner and Kentucky Super Lawyer who has been handling mediations in the Louisville, Kentucky, area over the past several years. An "AV" rated* attorney, John has served as a neutral on many cases involving civil litigation.

Special Master Commissioner

Pierce W. Hamblin has also been appointed as a special master commissioner on a number of occasions by the courts, including circuit court judges. Under current Kentucky civil procedure, 'each circuit court may appoint a master commissioner and a receiver as authorized by statute. Other commissioners, deputy commissioners, receivers, and their assistants may be appointed only upon express authority of the Chief Justice.' Attorney Hamblin has been appointed by order of multiple courts to serve as a Special Master Commissioner in multiple claim litigation throughout eastern Kentucky.

Proficient Louisville Mediation and Arbitration Lawyers

Whether your need is mediation, arbitration or help utilizing any other dispute resolution, our experienced neutrals will work hard to help you hammer out a workable and reasonable solution to even the most complex legal disputes.

To speak with one of our neutrals about mediation or arbitration, please call us in Lexington at (859) 554-4038 or in Louisville at (502) 589-7616 for an appointment. You may also complete our intake form .

Our Mission , to which we are dedicated, is to provide professional legal representation and service to our clients to the very best of our capabilities, individually and in unity with one another.