An early proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Joe received his first mediation training in 1991 from the American Arbitration Association.He was one of the Speakers at the first ADR Seminar sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association in 1994. When Tennessee created court annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution, he became a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediator in 1997 and completed additional training in 2008 to also become Listed as a Family Mediator.
Joe is one of Tennessee’s most prolific writers and lecturers upon Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is the Senior Author of the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook (The Harrison Co. 1997). He is the creator and Editor of the Tennessee Mediation Pocket Guide (2000). By 1999, he was writing “Internet”Continuing Legal Education Courses on Mediation & Arbitration and these courses became known as “ADR Professor Series” (available at www.lawyerslearn.com). And, Joe became the "ADR Professor".
In 2011, he created the “Tennessee ADR Finder” for the iPhone; iPad; or iTouch. (Available from the Apple App Store). This “App” is a topical index to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 (Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule) with full text access.
Joe’s Mediation experience ranges from personal injury to construction to domestic matters including Parenting Plans.
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