Sarah C. Easter attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her... more
Sarah C. Easter attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science. She then attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana before relocating back to Knoxville to begin her law practice.
I am a member of Chambliss, Bahner Stophel's litigation section, concentratingmy... more
I am a member of Chambliss, Bahner Stophel's litigation section, concentratingmy practice in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. I have 25 years of experience serving at all levels of the Tennessee Judiciary. I began my service in the Tennessee Judicial System in 1983, whenI was appointed by Governor Lamar Alexander to become Judge of the Circuit Court of the Elev... view profile
experienced Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator... more
experienced Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) custom designed ADR services for businesses, organizations, and individuals in Tennessee conflict resolution services include mediation, arbitration, and consulting on workplace conflict management
Practicing law is an honor. My belief is that since law is a profession rather than... more
Practicing law is an honor. My belief is that since law is a profession rather than merely a business, the lawyer's duty to the client is paramount but obligation extends to the Court system, to the public at large and to a system of governance that promotes justice and fair treatment for all. If I couldn't litigate, I don't know what I would (or could) do. A semi-serious goal is to try a... view profile
I have always wanted to be an attorney. My Father, Jerome M. Hoffman, (may he rest... more
I have always wanted to be an attorney. My Father, Jerome M. Hoffman, (may he rest in peace) was a lawyer who was highly respected throughout this community. He was my mentor and instilled in me a strong work ethic which always included service to the community. I was raised to believe that the profession of law is a noble one of the highest order. He made sure I under... view profile
Richard Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee. He grew up in... more
Richard Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee. He grew up in Nashville and graduated from Hillwood High School, Belmont University, and Nashville School of Law. While attending college, Richard worked as a law clerk at his fathers law office, and during law school, Richard worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Court Clerks Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon gra... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.