Hon. Gail Tusan, JAMS and The Pave Foundation (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 388)
Formerly a Senior Superior Court Judge in Fulton County, Judge Gail Tusan is quite active both professionally, with her mediation/arbitrator practice, and in the community. She joined host John Ray to break down the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, how it serves to resolve legal disputes at a lower cost, and more. Judge Tusan also shared her passion for enriching the lives of African American girls, particularly by fostering STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education and mentoring through The Pave Foundation. She also offered details on her upcoming “Tee Off with Team Tusan” fundraiser. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
The Honorable Gail Tusan, JAMS Inc.
Gail S. Tusan, Senior Judge, brings more than 30 years of judicial service in various Georgia jurisdictions to her practice as an Arbitrator/Mediator/Special Master at JAMS. In April 2019, Judge Tusan retired from her sixth elected term as a Superior Court Judge in Fulton County. During her time on the superior court, Judge Tusan served two successful terms as Chief Judge and played an active role in the design and launch of the Family Division, where she also served for over a decade.
Prior to joining the bench, Gail practiced civil litigation in a variety of areas, including intellectual property, unfair competition, franchise law, family law and other general business matters. Her trial experience includes presiding over health care matters, business disputes, tort and contract disputes, family law and criminal law cases, petitions for injunctive relief and much more.
Gail’s multi-faceted career and extensive legal and community service have garnered her a reputation for building consensus during disputes and forging partnerships among the legal community, government, and the public they serve.
Gail regularly presents educational programs to the judiciary, attorneys, and law students on a variety of legal issues, especially those in the family law sector. She is a media contributor for Court TV, ALM and Attorney at Law Magazine where she hosts the podcast, Behind the Case with Judge Tusan. Gail is a Distinguished Visiting Instructor at Spelman College and an Adjunct Law Professor at Emory University School of Law. She currently serves as a member of the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement and is a Past President of Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Gail serves as President of The Pave Foundation, Inc., which provides STEAM enrichment opportunities and mentoring to African American girls.
Among many other awards, Judge Tusan has received the Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section’s coveted honor, The Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence, Distinguished Public Service in the Judiciary, Community Leader of Faith Award, Day1 and the MLK Center for Nonviolent Social Change’s Peace and Justice Award. Finally, Gail is a published author of two novels, Misjudged and Riley, The Judge’s Son (written under the pen name, Susan Washington), and a contributing author to the anthology Loving Wisdom by the Wisdom Whisperers (October 2020 Release).
The Pave Foundation
The Pave Foundation, Inc. is committed to “paving the way” for African American girls to achieve success in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) careers by providing them with academic and enrichment opportunities that ignite their intellectual curiosity, develop self-confidence and instill a passion for protecting the planet by equitably distributing its resources.
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Special thanks to A&S Culinary Concepts for their support of this edition of North Fulton Business Radio. A&S Culinary Concepts, based in Johns Creek, is an award-winning culinary studio, celebrated for corporate catering, corporate team building, Big Green Egg Boot Camps, and private group events. They also provide oven ready, cooked from scratch meals to go they call “Let us Cook for You.” To see their menus and events, go to their website or call 678-336-9196.