The alternative dispute resolution group works with clients outside rather than inside a courtroom. The group has attorneys trained in two primary forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR): mediation and arbitration. In mediation, the parties, by agreement or court order, meet with a mediator who assists to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their disputes. Usually, mediation is non-binding, with costs paid by the parties. In arbitration, the parties, by agreement or court order, present evidence concerning their dispute to one or three arbitrators, who then decide the dispute for the parties. Arbitration is usually binding with the costs paid as agreed by the parties or ordered by the arbitrators.
Kennerly Montgomery’s alternative dispute resolution attorneys can serve as a mediator to facilitate an agreement between the parties or as an arbitrator or member of an arbitration panel to decide disputes. When not serving as a mediator or arbitrator, our members also serve as counsel to parties involved in both dispute resolution mechanisms (mediation and arbitration). Our team has experience in ADR, both through the courts and the American Arbitration Association.
Members of the Kennerly Montgomery alternative dispute resolution group have distinct qualifications, such as:
Members of the ADR Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Member of the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators
Member of the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators
Members are certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as mediators in all Tennessee state courts
Former engineer and current attorney who has mediated and arbitrated more than 100 disputes across ten states and the District of Columbia
Member of the large, complex Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association
The attorneys who practice in this area of law are:
Jack M. Tallent, II
Alexander M. Taylor
Robert H. Green
For more information on Alternative Dispute Resolution please contact us at (865) 546-7311 or select an attorney above to contact them directly.