Steven Gregory has practiced law and Disruptive Resolution for 30 years.
Steven Gregory is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on resolving personal and business disputes through mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, and litigation. Mr. Gregory is a frequent presenter on alternative dispute resolution topics to fellow members of the bar.
Mr. Gregory’s law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 1995. He has served as arbitrator and mediator in a wide range of securities, consumer, employment, family law and divorce, and commercial disputes. He is a member of the roster of mediators and arbitrators for the Financial Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), as well as the Commercial and Consumer Panels for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Gregory has been appointed to over one hundred arbitration panels, serving as chair in approximately half of those. He has participated as faculty and judge at law school-sponsored law student mediation competitions and has conducted training in the form of webinars for the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. He has also served as a court-appointed appellate mediator for the Alabama Supreme Court. He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of the Court of Arbitration for Art in The Hague in January 2020.
Mr. Gregory’s litigation practice includes consumer class actions and First Amendment litigation.
Steven is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Committee, Collaborative Law Committee, Co-Chair, Family Law Committee).
Steven Gregory’s education includes: The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 1991); The University of Alabama Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (M.F.A. 1982); The University of Alabama School of Arts & Sciences (B.A. 1975). Mr. Gregory is the author of “Beesley v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Walton v. Cowin Equipment Co., Inc., and Walker v. Anderson Electrical Connectors: Jury Trials in Title VII Actions?” 42 Ala. L. Rev. 1389 (Spring 1991), and he presented a paper on consumer class actions at a symposium sponsored by the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, in 2010. He is also the author of a novel, Cold Winter Rain, a collection of short stories, A Summer’s Dream, and a short novella, Serena’s Ring.
Mr. Gregory’s volunteer work includes former service as a member of the board of directors of Indian Rivers Mental Health Center, a non-profit agency providing mental health services in west Alabama and former volunteer attorney for the International Refugee Assistance Project, a non-profit immigrant advocacy organization in New York.
Interests outside the law include Steven’s farm, sports and exotic cars, reading and writing novels, and trading and investing. But he strives to integrate work and life in the manner recently articulated by Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Bezos suggests that “work-life balance” is a “debilitating phrase” and that instead we should strive for “work-life harmony.” More on work-life harmony can be found in this article from CNN.