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
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
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
I'm one of the first women who was hired by any of the law firms in Nashville. I... more
I'm one of the first women who was hired by any of the law firms in Nashville. I slugged my way through the system as a single mom. I've done all kinds of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Now I concentrate my practice on elder law issues, including estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning, VA planning and benefits, conservatorships, powers of attorney and living wills.
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.