Mediator's Profile


Ronnie Gipson Jr.

Business Name: Mediator

Ronnie Gipson brings years of class action and complex litigation experience to the table when it is time to resolve the dispute.  Ronnie has seen a wide range of cases and controversies—spanning from aviation accidents to class action premises liability cases, to multi-party breach of contract cases.

Relying on that experience from his time as an active practitioner, Ronnie can identify the most efficient pathway to resolving a difficult matter.  Ronnie is fortunate to have trained with some of the best arbitrators in the world, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. He has the knowledge to resolve disputes with reasoned awards in many types of arbitrations including the following:

  • Arbitrations involving commercial general liability policies
  • Arbitrations involving excess and surplus policies; and
  • Contractual disputes with mandatory arbitration clauses

Specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aviation law
  • Contract disputes
  • Copyright infringement
  • International law
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death

Ronnie is a Listed Mediator in Tennessee.  As an active scholar, Ronnie capitalizes on an in-depth understanding of the legal issues; helping the parties clarify their goals; and infusing practicality to help the parties adjust their expectations when necessary.  Whether you need Ronnie for his service as an arbitrator or as a mediator, he is ready to bring the right set of skills to resolve the problem at hand.

Ronnie R. Gipson Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphries School of Law.  He holds a BA from Texas A & M University in Modern Languages (French) and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Ronnie’s expertise rests at the intersection of international law and aviation law.  In the area of aviation, his scholarship explores modern developments in global and domestic aviation regulations and their broader impact on safety and individual rights.  In the area of international law, his scholarship explores the utilization of regional trade groups to equalize bargaining power among nations and the resulting impact into other areas affecting statehood.

During law school, Ronnie externed for Federal Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  He also served on leadership committees of numerous student organizations and served on the prestigious University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal.

After graduation, Ronnie represented clients of insurance companies with marine claims, with commercial general liability claims; and then in complex and class action claims.  Ronnie spent the latter part of his active practice in his own firm representing aviation clients in private transactions, regulatory enforcement actions, and civil litigation actions arising from aviation accidents.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Texas A & M University, Modern Languages (French), B.A., 1990

Professional Associations

  • Asian American Bar Association, Member 2005-2015
  • Charles Houston Bar Association, Member 2005-2007
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association, Member 2010-2015
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Panel Counsel- 2006-2015
  • Experimental Aircraft Association, Chair of the Legal Advisory Council- 2021- Present
  • Experimental Aircraft Association, Member of the Legal Advisory Council- 2011-2021

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