Sid McCollum

Phone: 501.376.2121 or 501.773.6566
To schedule: please call 501.376.2121

Sid McCollum founded ADR, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1995 after 24 years of a general and varied practice as an attorney and six years of service as a Circuit Judge for the 19 th Judicial District of Arkansas. He has conducted hundreds and hundreds of mediations and arbitrations in cases concerning personal injury, wrongful death, malpractice (medical, dental, hospital, nursing home, legal), construction (home, shopping center, large scale development and other), all types of contract cases, governmental and intergovernmental disputes, as well as all types of family or domestic relations cases. Sid has received over 300 hours of specialized training in basic and advanced mediation. He has taught for ten years at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and has presented more than 50 lectures, programs, and one-day training sessions at various venues around the country. He has also conducted five 40-hour training courses for mediators in Arkansas. Sid is certified in civil, probate and family mediation in Arkansas and is also a Rule 31 listed civil mediator in Tennessee.


LL.B., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1965
B.A. in Natural Science, Hendrix College , 1962

Work History

Mediator, ADR, Inc., 1995-present

Circuit Judge, 19 th Judicial District of the State of Arkansas, 1989-1994

Partner, Little, McCollum, & George Law Firm (formerly Little, Lawrence & McCollum), 1973-1988

Associate Attorney, Little & Lawrence , 1972-1973

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1969-1972

Associate Attorney, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings of Little Rock, 1967-1969

Chief Clerk of the Hon. Gordon E. Young, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1965-1967

Instructor of Criminal Law and Agency for Bar Review of Arkansas, 1969-1981

Special Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Arkansans, February 1981 and June 1996

Mediation Training

Workplace Mediation Training, 40 hours, Arkansas ADR Commission, 2000

Redress Mediation Training, 20 hours, U.S. Postal Service, 1998

Civil Mediation, 40 hours, National Judicial College, 1997- Faculty Assistant

Civil Mediation, 40 hours, National Judicial College, 1996 - Faculty Assistant

Settlement Week Training, 6 hours, American Academy of Attorney Mediators, 1996

Advanced Training in the Negotiation and Mediation of Business, Family and Divorce Conflicts, 20 hours, Mediation and Conflict Management Services of St. Louis, July 1995

Family Mediation, 40 hours, National Judicial College, 1995

Civil Mediation, 40 hours, Dispute Management, Inc. (DMI), 1995

Justice Without Law - III (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 6 hours, Christian Justice Center of Northwest Arkansas, Inc., 1995

Civil Mediation, 40 hours, National Judicial College, 1994

Professional Affiliations

Member, Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution), 1995-present

Member, Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association (ACRA), 1995-present

Member, Arkansas Dispute Resolution Commission, State of Arkansas, 1995-present
     Chairman, 2001-present

Member, Arkansas Bar Association, 1967-present
     Member of House of Delegates, 1973-1977 and 1983-1986
     Tenured Delegate, House of Delegates, since 1986
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994-1999
          Chairman, 1996-1998
     President, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 1999-2000
     Active Member of 12 different committees of the Bar Association

Master, American Inns of Court, 1990-2001

Member, American Bar Association, ADR Section, 2001-present

Member, Arkansas Bar Foundation, 1975-present
     Chairman of the Foundation, 1980-1981
     Active Member of 7 different committees of the Foundation

Member, Benton County Bar Association, 1973-present
     President, 1975-1976
          (Award, Outstanding Small Bar Association, 1975-1976)

Member, Pulaski County Bar Association, 1967-1972 and 2002-present

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