Mediator's Profile


Al Vance

Business Name: Vance Dispute Resolution, PC

Welcome to Vance Dispute Resolution, PC, where Al Vance, founder and managing partner, leverages over two decades of legal experience to provide expert arbitration and mediation services. Formerly an accomplished engineer, litigator, and corporate attorney, Al excels in strategic problem-solving, mediation, litigation, leadership development, risk reduction, and negotiations.

Al’s legal journey began in 2000 at a prestigious Birmingham, Alabama litigation firm, where he later became a partner. In private practice, he honed his skills across various areas, including:

  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Personal Injury
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Workers’ Compensation

Al also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law. His expertise lies in strategic problem-solving, mediation, and arbitration. Al holds an AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating. He is registered with respected organizations like the:

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Alabama State Court Mediator Roster
  • ADR Panel of Neutrals for the Northern District of Alabama

In 2023, he was appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Alabama State Bar’s Disciplinary Board and holds an AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating.

Al’s profound legal knowledge and commitment to dispute resolution make Vance Dispute Resolution, PC, your trusted partner for resolving complex legal issues through arbitration and mediation.


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree, 1994

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
  • Member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) – Arbitration and Mediation Panels
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Magic City Bar Association


  • Licensed to practice law in Alabama since 2000 and Georgia since 2007
  • Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster
  • ADR Panel of Neutrals, Northern District of Alabama
  • General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel for a global company for eleven years
  • Litigator in prestigious Birmingham, Alabama Litigation firm for ten years​
  • Former Civil Engineer with the Alabama Department of Transportation

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