Mediation - Business or Hobby October 9 2015 - Chattanooga


October 9, 2015


Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
1000 Market St.
Chattanooga TN  37402


11:00 - 11:30   Lunch Provided

11:30 - 12:15 p.m.      Introduction to Mediation Professionalism

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Expanding on Information covered in first section


1.50 General CLE Credit - Approved
1.50 General CME Approved



Carol Berz

Carol Berz  is the Chief Executive Officer of Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, a mediation services and training organization headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, A civil and family mediator, Dr. Berz is listed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee as a Rule 31 Neutral and Trainer in General Civil Mediation, Family Mediation and the special circumstance of Domestic Violence. In addition, Dr. Berz does extensive teaching in both the public and private sectors regarding mediation, law and ethics, and collaborative problem-solving in the areas of health care, labor/management issues and government relations.



Mike Alston is a managing partner at Husch Blackwell.   With more than a quarter century of experience handling commercial and personal injury litigation, Mike represents hospitals and health systems, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, medical device manufacturers and mail-order pharmacies as a member of the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team.  Mike is a regular presenter and contributor  with the Firm’s Lesson’s in Litigation Series and its Healtcare, Life Sciences and Education Blog.  Mike is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil mediator

Michele Coffman  is an attorney with the firm of McColpin, Coffman & Harris, PLLC.  In practice for over 14 years, Michele’s areas of practice include domestic relations, estate planning and personal injury.  She is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 List Family Mediator.  She received a BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a JD from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

David Noblitt  is a member with the firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley, Napolitan, PLLC.  Based in the Chattanooga office, his practice consists of assisting clients who are forced into litigation to resolve a wide spectrum of legal disputes. Clients have included many of the nations largest corporations both by direct assignment and through insurance defense referral.  He is a mediation advocate for many of his civil and domestic relations clients and became listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 mediator in 2000.  His present practice includes both defense work in liability cases, workers' compensation and domestic relations as well as mediation.  His professional memberships include Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Associations and the State Bar of Georgia, Nationally Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.