Panel Members


ADR Atlanta’s diverse panel members have stellar professional credentials.  We all maintain registration through the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (which requires completing annual continuing education credits). We have an average of 10 years tenure in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, lecturing, coaching, and training.  All panel members are licensed attorneys with the State Bar of Georgia and we are active members of various bar and community associations and organizations.

Stacey Mitchener
Stacey Mitchener Founder
Stacey is the consummate ADR professional.  She has mediated over 1000 disputes as a court appointed neutral, serves as an Arbitrator for the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection, is a mediation lecturer for GSU COL, and is an Adjunct Professor for John Marshall Law School. She has a unique ability to help parties quickly understand and reconstruct conflict, define points of agreement, and create the optimal atmosphere for resolution. Her arbitration style is authoritative and efficient, and her mediations are balanced and fair. View her full resume here.
Emily Yu
Emily Yu Founder
Emily is general civil and domestic mediator.  She has served as a court-appointed neutral andhas coached and lectured for Georgia State University College of Law and John Marshall Law School.  Her family law practice gives her a unique perspective in understanding the emotional and financial conflict that parties often face.  Emily works with parties navigate emotions, reframe issues, and focus on resolution.
Brian Becker
Brian Becker
Brian is a court-appointed, experienced general civil mediator who serves the magistrate courts of Fulton and DeKalb Counties. He has obtained hundreds of approved settlements. Brian has a direct problem-solving style and a reputation for fairness and persistence. Brian is also a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and dedicates his private law practice to wills and trusts, estate planning, and business associations. View his full resume here.
Anoopa Laurens
Anoopa Laurens
Anoopa is a certified general civil mediator with nearly 20 years of experience. She has resolved hundreds of disputes as a court-appointed neutral and has assisted with training new meditators. As a Special Assistant Attorney General with experience in handling sensitive, emotionally-charged juvenile dependency issues, Anoopa can easily establish rapport with parties and effectively facilitate settlements after a thorough examination of relevant issues. With an extensive legal writing background, Anoopa has the unique capability to memorialize terms of settlement into clear, concise written agreements, providing parties with peace of mind. View her full resume here.
Hank Kimmel
Hank Kimmel
Hank has been an active mediator since 1999. He has helped settle more than 2,000 domestic, civil, and criminal disputes through both court-appointed programs and his private practice. He works in a way that helps parties and their attorneys gain a coherent understanding of the legal, business, and personal aspects of a conflict, enabling them to consider both practical and creative solutions for the future. A former journalist, Hank is ready to ask the questions that need to be asked – and help direct the parties to informed answers. View his full resume here.
Denienne Steele
Denienne Steele
Denienne is general civil and domestic mediator. She has served as a court-appointed neutral and currently serves as an Arbitrator for the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection. Denienne has coached mediation classes at Georgia State University College of Law. She strives to help parties understand the issues presented, points of agreement and issues to be resolved in order to get to a resolution. She is ready and able to help parties come up with their agreement in mediations and to make fair and concise arbitration decisions. View her full resume here.
Michael Tabachnick
Michael Tabachnick
Michael has been a general civil mediator for over 12 years, handling cases in the following areas: landlord/tenant, juvenile, divorce, domestic violence, modification and legitimation, and special education. Michael is an attentive listener who is attuned to not only what is said, but also to what is not said. He provides parties the opportunity to be heard and accountable for their choices.  His varied experiences afford him the ability to understand, intellectually and emotionally, the complexity of issues involved in most disputes. View his full resume here.