Emory University - 1959-1961
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts, 1961
Emory University - 1961-1963
Degree awarded: Master of Arts, History, 1963
Emory University School of Law - 1973-1976
Degree awarded: Juris Doctor, 1976
Georgia State University School of Music - 1987-1992
Degree awarded: Master of Music, 1992
Loyola University at Chicago - 2006 - 2009
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Bioethics and Health
Academic Honors, Activities and Awards:
Phi Beta Kappa
Emory University Stipes Scholar
Academic Fellowship, Emory University Graduate School
Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal, 1974-1976
Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal, 1975-1976
Recipient Atlanta Dispute Resolution Lawyers' Founder's Award, 2000
Member, Fellows Program of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Inc.
Recipient, Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia Heroes in Health Care Ethics Award 2012
First Recipient, The Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Annual Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Dispute Resolution in Georgia 2013
Recipient State Bar’s Sol Clarke Award for Access to Justice 2019
1962 – 1964 - Historian, Georgia Historical Commission
1976 – 1978 - Law Clerk to Honorable William C. O’Kelley, Judge, United States
District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1978 - Associate, Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead
1979 - Associate, Neely, Player, Hamilton & Hines
1980 - 1993 - Law Assistant to Honorable Harold G. Clarke, Justice and Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
1991 - 1993 - Reporter, Joint Commission of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia on Alternative Dispute Resolution
1993 - 2000 - Director, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
2000 - 2005 - Professor of Conflict Management and Director, Master of Science in
Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
2005 - 2006 - Interim Director, Center for Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
2006-present - Principal and President of Ansley Barton, LLC.
Founder and director of the Remedy Project, a medical-legal partnership between Floyd Medical Center and Georgia Legal Services, addressing legal issues affecting patient health.
2006-present - Principal and President of Ansley Barton, LLC Frequent service to Floyd County Superior Court as a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases
Writing and Publications:
"A Narrative Approach to Bioethical Decision Making: The Missing Link Between Bioethics and Conflict Management?" 25 Conflict Resolution Quarterly No. 4: 497-509 (Summer 2008).
With Susan Raines and Timothy Hedeen, "Improving Mediation Training and Regulation Through Collaborative Assessment," 14 Dispute Resolution Magazine No. 3 & 4 (Spring and Summer 2008).
“Recent Remedies for Health Care Ills,” 21 Ga. State Univ. L. Rev. 831, No. 4 (Summer 2005).
“Mediation Windfalls: Value Beyond Settlement?” 22 Conflict Resolution Quarterly, No. 4 (Summer 2005).
“ADR Thrives in Georgia: What Created the Conditions for Sustainability? ACResolution (Winter 2003).
“Who Goes There? New Questions at the Gate,” The Conflict Resolution Practitioner, A Monograph Bridging Theory and Practice (2002).
“ADR in the Georgia Courts,” Ga. Bar Journal (December 1998).
With R. Wayne Thorpe, “Some Important Questions about ADR Ethics,” Ga. Bar Journal, (December 1998).
With Chief Justice Robert Benham, “Alternative Dispute Resolution: Ancient Models Provide Modern Inspiration,” 12 Ga. State Univ. L. Rev. 623 (April 1996).
Comment, “United States v. Nixon and the Freedom of Information Act: New Impetus for Agency Disclosure?” 24 Emory L. J. 405 (Spring 1975).
“An Analysis of Les Heures Claires, Eight Songs by Nadia Boulanger and Raoul Pugno,” Unpublished Georgia State University Master of Music Thesis (1992).
“The Political Career of George Rockingham Gilmer: 1829-1839,” Unpublished
Emory University Master of Arts Thesis (1963).
Teaching, Lecturing, Mediation:
Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, 2000 - 2005
Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, Fall 1998, Spring 2000
Adjunct Professor, Kennesaw State University, Fall, 1999
Subject: Negotiating Health Care Issues
Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University, Winter 1964, Fall, 1966
Subject: American History
Mediator since 1982
Lead Mediation Trainer for Georgia Courts, 1992- 2000
University System of Georgia Mediator since 2000
Mediation Training Seminars for Clayton State University 2005-2007
Mediation Training Seminars for Ansley Barton, LLC. 2007 - present
Member, State Bar of Georgia, 1976 to present
Georgia Supreme Court’s Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, 2005-2008
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on ADR for the University System of Georgia
Member Floyd County Citizen Panel Review, 2002 - 2005
Member Ethics Committee Floyd Medical Center, 2005 to present
Member Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, May 2009 to 2019