Attorneys at McNabb, Bragorgos, Burgess & Sorin regularly address clients’ problems through mediation.  The firm’s attorneys continually assess the ripeness of a dispute for possible resolution through mediation and seek to solve clients’ problems efficiently through timely mediation … when that process helps clients achieve their goals.  Every member of the firm has been an advocate for clients in mediations.  Every attorney in the firm is skilled at determining minimum levels of knowledge about facts which successful mediation requires, and few weeks pass without the firm’s appearance for a client in mediation. 


Firm Members As Neutral Mediators


Many firm members act as mediators.  Leland McNabb, Barry Burgess, Pam Blair, and Courtney Vest are “listed” as Rule 31 Mediators by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.  Leland McNabb and Michael Neal are members of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.  Click here for a link to a feature article about Leland McNabb in the Association newsletter.  Click here for a link to an article by Leland McNabb about basic rules for mediation.


The firm’s “listed” Rule 31 Mediators rely on their extensive exposure in many areas of law and their long trial experience to be able to “talk” to litigants about the complexities and pitfalls trials involve.  The firm’s “listed” mediators continually refresh and expand their alternative dispute resolution techniques and skills.


Pam Blair is “listed” by the Supreme Court  as a Family Law Mediator


Pam Blair customizes mediation services for family law to the budgets and goals of her clients.  The goal in each case is to minimize drama and histrionics and save expenses.  Through mediation, Pam Blair assists divorcing couples to maintain equilibrium and control of the outcome.  When the divorce involves children, mediated agreements can be the foundation for compromise necessary to future co-parenting between parties who might not otherwise get along, and Pam assists couples in following a simpler, less expensive path to resolution.  Pam will meet with the divorcing couple jointly and assist them toward settlement not as a lawyer for either party, but as a mediator.  As a neutral leader, she will ensure that the parties equally understand the procedures involved along the path to divorce with the goal of reaching a workable agreement which the parties can take to counsel of their choice for final steps.  If you wish to simplify divorce and other family disputes, click here to assess whether you are a good candidate for that alternative process.




Arbitration agreements create an avenue for businesses to avoid attenuated judicial proceedings and increased expense.  Barry Burgess has considerable experience in enforcing arbitration agreements and in representing clients in arbitration proceedings.  For arbitration matters, please call Barry Burgess.