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Steve Groom
Neal & Harwell, PLC

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1201 Demonbreun Street, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37203
Fax: 615-726-0573


Description of Practice

Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator; I have participated in over 2000 mediations, either as a mediator or as an advocate. Mediator since 1998; Background includes executive and general counsel roles with two publicly traded companies and a decade in private practice in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution.

Professional Background

Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil mediator: Attorney since 1980 (37 years); Mediator since 1997 (20 years); Adjunct Faculty and member of Board of Advisors, Institute for Conflict Management, Lipscomb University since 2006, teaching mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Mediation coach for classes of Rule 31 mediation trainings since 2006; I have participated in over 2000 mediations as a mediator or an advocate in mediations; Over 400 hours of training and education in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution, including 100 hours of training from the Harvard Law School Executive Education program and over 100 hours from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University; Certified Instructor of the Conflict Dynamic Profile (TM); Member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Dispute Resolution Resource Center.


Have participated in over 2000 mediations either as a mediator or an advocate in mediations; Have taught mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution as an Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Conflict Management, Lipscomb University (since 2006); have offered conflict resolution training to inmates and ex-offenders (since 2003); have taught and offered training in the areas of negotiation and collaborative decision-making (since 1987);


Juris Doctor, University of Memphis Law School (1980); Bachelor of Arts, Lipscomb University (1973)


I am comfortable with all styles of mediation: evaluative, facilitative and transformative; I employ the style most appropriate to the circumstances with the goal of fully resolving the dispute or matter.


Fees and Expenses are negotiable; I offer hourly rates or fixed rates.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator