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Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $300.00
Three Party $250.00
Four Party $220.00
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Travel Policy

Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Valerie Tobin has extensive experience as both a civil trial attorney and mediator. For over 25 years she represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of cases including Auto & Trucking accidents, Premises Liability, Professional Negligence, Business/Contract Disputes, Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Family Law. As a mediator and arbitrator, she has presided over 1500 cases. For seven years, Valerie served as Executive Director of the Fulton State/Magistrate Court ADR Externship, where she trained and supervised Emory and Georgia State University law students in the mediation of 2500 cases per year. Her broad base of experience, involving a diverse range of clients and cases, has given her the valuable insight and tools required to effectively handle disputes with a high level of success.

Valerie joined Henning in 2024.

Professional Experience

  • Tobin & Tobin, Attorneys at Law (2005 - 2022)
  • Tobin & Hoffspiegel, Attorneys at Law (1986 - 2005)
  • Fulton State/Magistrate Court Landlord-Tenant Mediation Program & ADR Externship, Executive Director (1995 - 2002)
  • Cobb County Superior Court ADR Program-Certified Mediator (1993 to present)
  • Gwinnett County ADR Program-Certified Mediator (1996 to present)
  • Dekalb County Dispute Resolution Center Certified Arbitrator (1992 - 1997)
  • Fulton County Civil Arbitration Program-Certified Arbitrator (1991 to 1998)

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (State-registered Neutral/Civil Mediation, Domestic Mediation, Arbitration) (1993 to present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Dispute Resolution Section) (1984 to present)
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (2008 to present)
  • Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators (2008 to present)
  • Georgia Mediators Association (President, Board Member) (2005 - 2017)


  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts (1978)
  • Emory University School of Law (1983)

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • United States Arbitration & Mediation-Basic and Advanced Civil Mediation Training (1992 - 1994)
  • Atlanta Divorce Mediators-Domestic Mediation Training (1992)
  • Justice Center of Atlanta-Civil Arbitration Training (1991)

Areas of Expertise

  • Business & Commercial
  • Business Dissolution
  • Business Torts
  • Church Liability
  • Construction (Residential)
  • Contract Disputes
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Hospital Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical & Dental Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate, Trusts, Wills
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking
  • Wrongful Death