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Michael S. Opitz
Registered Civil Mediator and Arbitrator

Michael S. Opitz is a Registered Neutral Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Organization Development, and has taught Management and Behavioral Science, a sophomore/Junior level course as an Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University.

Mr. Opitz has significant experience in corporate conflict resolution and arbitration. He is retired from AT&T/Lucent Technologies where he created and managed a new data integration and engineering telecommunications unit and worked to resolve issues between major telecommunications carriers and data clients providing services on the public switched network.

During his career with AT&T and Lucent Technologies, Michael interfaced with several fortune 1-200 companies to resolve issues and find solutions for business problems to include:

  • Telecommunications Central office Class 5 Switches
  • AT&T Business Translations for bids and proposals
  • Systems Re-engineering
  • ISO 9000 quality processes
  • Software localization
  • Data Engineering  
  • Manufacturing: discrete and process
  • RF Distribution Systems
  • Marketing/Sales & Organization Development
  • High technology services innovations. 
  • Commercial Real Estate –current license w/Coldwell Banker
  • Special Agent, Office of Special Investigations (OSI) U.S. Air Force

Mr. Opitz is a public speaker on advanced geophysical and subsurface imagining technologies and has professional achievements referenced in several trade publications. Has held Allied membership in American Institute of Architecture, Georgia, and has been a Guest Speaker at:

  • The Association of the Advancement of Cost Estimating Engineers, Georgia (AACE)
  • Atlanta Section Mechanical Engineers, Georgia (ASME)

He currently holds the position of President for the Madison Forum, a civic non-profit & non-partisan organization focused on “Good Government”practices and policies. 


Contact Information: 

2989 Piedmont Road,
NE Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30305



Areas of Specialty:

  • Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Business
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Software Development

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