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Robert H. Green

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Robert H. Green, Attorney at Kennerly MontgomeryShareholder
Phone: (865) 546-7311
Direct Line: (865) 342-2136
Fax: (865) 524-1773

For more than thirty years, ROBERT H. GREEN's legal practice has focused on the litigation, arbitration, and mediation of complex construction and business disputes. He has represented architects, engineers, designers, sub- and specialty contractors, general contractors, and owners involved in various public and private (commercial, industrial, and residential) projects in litigation and/or arbitration and mediation. His construction claims and contracting experience has related to a wide variety of commercial projects, including university buildings, industrial buildings (including roofs and flooring), country club construction and renovation, rail line reconstruction, school construction, apartment and condominium construction, church construction, retaining wall failures, and hotel renovations.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Mr. Green has acted as a sole arbitrator and member of an arbitration panel (frequently as chairman) for resolution of claims ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars. He has arbitrated many disputes between general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, owners, and material suppliers. Representative projects include all kinds of commercial and industrial buildings and single-family and multi-family residential projects. He has served as mediator on a wide variety of commercial and industrial disputes, including home construction, commercial building construction, precious metals mining processes in Bolivia, South America, bridge damage by barge company, construction of major health care facility, and utility infrastructure improvements.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

AAA/CCA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013; AAA/AGC, Maximizing Mediation: How to Use Mediation Effectively to Resolve Disputes and Obtain Good Results, 2012; AAA Webinar, How to Become a More Innovative Neutral or Advocate: Applying Cutting Edge Innovative Management Techniques to your ADR practice, 2011; AAA Chairing and Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2010; AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration 2009; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2006; AAA Neutrals Conference, 2004; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2004; AAA Annual Arbitrator Update, 2004, 2001; AAA Construction Advised Industry Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; Advanced Civil Mediation Training, 1997; The University of Tennessee and Community Mediation Center - Advanced Rule 31 Civil Mediation Training, 1997; AAA Construction Arbitration Workshop, 1996; AAA Construction Mediation Training and Arbitration Training, Intermediate and Advanced.

Areas of Practice
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation)
    Construction Disputes
    Commercial Contracting
      Iowa State University – B.S., Engineering Operations 
      University of Iowa – B.S., Mechanical Engineering 
      University of Tennessee – J.D., 1975
      Bar Admissions
        Tennessee – 1975
        U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
        U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
        U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
        U.S. Court of Federal Claims
        Professional Certifications and Licenses
          U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee Certified Mediator
          AAA Construction and Commercial Arbitration Panel Member
          Tennessee Professional Engineer (currently inactive)
            American Society of Mechanical Engineers
            Knoxville Bar Association
            Tennessee Bar Association
            American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)
            Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association 
            Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (founding member, Treasurer, and member of governing board)
            Publications and Honors
              Author of Tennessee Construction and Design Law Chapter for the ABA’s “A State-By-State Guide to Construction & Design Law, Second Edition”
              Named by City View Magazine as one of Knoxville’s Top Attorneys for 2007 and 2011 in the area of Construction Law and 2008 in the area of  Arbitration
              Named by Best Lawyers in America as lawyer of the year in Knoxville in 2013, 2015, and 2018 in Construction Law and 2016 in Construction Litigation
              Don L. Smith Award by the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel in Recognition of Lifetime Achievement in the Advancement of Tennessee Construction Law (2012)
              Kennerly Montgomery Top Listed in Best Lawyers    Kennerly Montgomery is LexisNexis Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability