Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Commission

Supreme Court Rule 31 -- The Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission administers the procedure for training and approving mediators for use by the courts pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 31, which established court-based alternative dispute resolution on a state-wide basis. The commission is responsible for evaluating the success of Rule 31 ADR proceedings and for suggesting rules and revisions in rules regarding alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The commission members are appointed by the Supreme Court.


Larry Bridgesmith, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Frank S. Cantrell, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Leslie M. Gattas, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Linda Nettles Harris, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Celeste Herbert, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Richard Ladd, Jr. Esq.
Bristol, TN

Lori Thomas Reid, Esq.
Franklin, TN

J. Marcus Rudolph
Knoxville, TN




Stephen L. Shields, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Edward P. Silva, Esq.
Franklin, TN

I.C. Jack Waddey, Jr., Esq.
Nashville, TN

Supreme Court Liaison
Justice Sharon G. Lee
P.O. Box 444
Knoxville, TN 37901

AOC Staff Contact
John Jefferson
Administrative Office of the Courts
Nashville City Center, Suite 600
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 741-2687
Fax: (615) 741-6285