John P. Thielman

John P. Thielman

John P. Thielman, Esq. is an experienced trial lawyer, business executive and university professor. He is a former prosecutor and former Chief Counsel of a Fortune 100 insurance company’s Litigation Management Department. As a faculty member of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, John teaches the United States legal system to undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution. John has participated in hundreds of mediations over his thirty year legal career and has been helping parties resolve disputes as a Mediator at BAY since April 2016. John knows that litigation is time-consuming, distracting and expensive for business. He focuses on helping parties bring their disputes to a fair and timely resolution. John is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida, New York and Massachusetts and is a member in good standing of their respective state bar associations.


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Dispute Resolution

Mediation is a method of dispute resolution in which a neutral third party (me) helps to settle a dispute between two or more adverse parties.

Why Mediation?
Litigation is time consuming, more expense and the outcome is unpredictable. Mediation is faster, less expensive and gives the parties control of the outcome.

Why John P. Thielman, Esq.?

  • My Mediation services are provided in association with BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC –
  • I am a “Registered Neutral” and certified as Mediator by the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Commission on Dispute Resolution (Georgia).
  • I have over two decades of experience as a litigation attorney at the local, state and national level and have participated in hundreds of mediations.

For more information about my mediation services or to schedule a mediation, please visit my mediator page.


Georgia Bar
Florida Bar
New York Bar
Massachusetts Bar


Western District of New York
Middle District of Florida


The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Commission on Dispute Resolution, Georgia


JD, 1987, cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
BA, 1984, Boston University


Georgia State University 2010 – Present

“John and I worked together years ago when we both were lawyers at AIG. Since that time I have utilized John as a mediator, always with extremely satisfactory outcomes. I already knew from our days of working together that he was smart, resourceful, and strategic. These attributes are only magnified when John is mediating a case. He is always prepared, has the correct demeanor (regardless of the situation), and knows how to get the parties to the right place relative to any dispute. I would encourage anyone looking for a solid, capable mediator to give John a try. You will not be disappointed.”

Christopher Greene
Senior Vice President
Chief Claims Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Canal Insurance Company

“John Thielman gets things done. As an entrepreneur, I have worked with many lawyers. I have never worked with a lawyer that I trust more than John. He has that rare combination of having a great legal mind, coupled with business common sense. He has the ability to hone in on the relevant issues and work towards a resolution in a quick, cost effective manner. If you are looking for someone to resolve your dispute, I highly recommend John Thielman.”

Phil Privitere
CEO, Executive Board Resources
Chair, Board of Directors, Spearhead Staffing, Inc.
Selected Entrepreneur of the Year, by Ernst & Young