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A Different
Mediation Experience

Schedule your mediation at Cole House.
You will find that your mediation session differs from your previous experiences.

A Different Experience

We listen. We talked to trial attorneys and took their suggestions in setting up Cole House Mediation. Here’s what you will find:

Scheduling is easy. Our website is interactive and easy to use. You will be able to set up your mediation quickly and efficiently. Give us the date and the parties and we will take care of the rest.

The mediation will be in a very comfortable setting. Cole House has ample free parking and an easily accessible location near the Marietta Square and just 8 miles from the I-75/285 interchange. We are located in the Cole House, a beautifully restored antebellum home. We share our offices with Downey & Cleveland LLP.

We care about your time and your money. Our rates are very reasonable, especially given the experience of our mediators. You will find this to be true if you review other mediation websites. Even with reasonable rates, Cole House Mediation will provide everything you will need. Our rates are reasonable because we don’t have the exorbitant overhead associated with skyscraper rental space, large staff, or $50 cookies. We understand your time is valuable, so we will be prepared to mediate your case without countless breaks or unnecessary chatter. We will review any pre-mediation information you provide, so that we can use your time in mediation efficiently. We will provide snacks and bring in lunch for you and your client, so that you can continue mediating comfortably and without delays.

You will benefit from our experience. Lee Welborn has been trying cases across the state of Georgia for over 32 years. We will use this courtroom experience to help you and your clients value your case and evaluate your risk. If you need more information about our experience, or our approach to mediation, please click on the links for the mediators.

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The Cole House was built by Henry Greene Cole after he moved to Marietta from New York in 1838 to work for the Western & Atlantic Railroad. In addition to his work as a railroad surveyor, he became owner of several local farms and the Marietta Hotel on the Marietta Square. Mr. Cole opposed secession, and during the Civil War he provided information on railroad topography and Confederate troop movements to the Union Army. He was arrested by the Confederates and briefly imprisoned in Charleston. Returning to Marietta upon his release, he lived again in the Cole House. He donated the land for the National Cemetery which is adjacent to the Cole House.

The Cole House is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The law firm of Downey & Cleveland purchased the building in 1973.

Who We Are

Lee Welborn

Lee Welborn is an Atlanta native, having grown up in College Park underneath the flight paths of airplanes flying in and out of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport. He obtained a history degree from Georgia State University in 1985, and a law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1988. While in law school, Lee had the privilege of studying under Professor Perry Sentell who instilled a life-long love of tort law. He also participated in moot court…

Jo Ann Waddell

Support Staff

Jo Ann Waddell is a native of Tennessee, having grown up in the small town of Erwin.

Since moving to Georgia in 2004, Jo Ann has worked at the law firm of Downey & Cleveland, LLP, primarily as paralegal to Lee Welborn. Prior to working at Downey & Cleveland, she was a deputy court clerk in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Jo Ann and her husband live in Dallas. She enjoys spending time with her family, needlepointing and reading.

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  • 288 Washington Ave NE, Marietta, GA 30060

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