I am a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. After law school I had a general practice of law in Crossville for approximately 7 years. Then, I went... more
I am a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. After law school I had a general practice of law in Crossville for approximately 7 years. Then, I went into the land development and home construction business. I was a licensed general contractor and owned my own construction company, Premier Homes of Crossville, Inc. Built over 200 residential projects and develo... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.