Nina R. Hickson

CRF and Associates
3110 Dawson Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

Professional Work History:

Lawyer contributing 20+ years of industry experience as a General Counsel, Presiding Judge, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ethics Officer and Human Resources Vice President. Recognized as a skilled neutral, arbitrator and mediator possessing superior presentation abilities and a capacity to recognize and understand diverse viewpoints. Articulate and resourceful problem solver consistently recognized for capacity to function in a dynamic and changing environment, build and maintain solid relationships with co-workers and clients, and interact effectively with all levels of support staff and management including local, state, and federal agencies. Exceptional written, oral, and technical aptitude and a meticulous attention to detail. Highly developed interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Has served as a neutral in construction, utility, employment and non-profit disputes. Registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution since 2012.

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Employment Law Mediator Training, January 19 - 22, 2016

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service: Civil Mediation, Mediation Practicum, Arbitration;
Justice Center of Atlanta: Special Education Mediation

Professional Associations

State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Atlanta Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys


J.D. Emory University School of Law (1984)
B.A. Howard University, School of Communications (1981)


Susan Grody Ruben, Esquire, Arbitrator and Mediator,
The Honorable M. Gino Brogdon, Henning Mediation Services,

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