Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Group works with clients outside of a courtroom with experience through the courts and the American Arbitration Association. The group has attorneys trained in two primary forms of ADR: mediation and arbitration. In these two forms, Kennerly Montgomery’s ADR attorneys can serve as a mediator to facilitate an agreement between the parties or as a 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.
What is mediation?
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.
What is arbitration?
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.
For more information on Alternative Dispute Resolution, please contact us at (865) 546-7311 or select an attorney below to email them directly. The attorneys practicing this area of law are:
Members of the Kennerly Montgomery ADR 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