Johnson City Attorney Offering Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Mediation is an informal process during which the neutral mediator discusses the  issues between the parties to enable them to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on all or part of their issues.  Unlike a judge or an arbitrator, a mediator does not make rulings or impose a result on the parties that they may not like or expect.  Mediation is an attractive way for parties to settle their legal disputes because they maintain control over the outcome, the cost is significantly less than going to trial, and the process is both private and confidential.  

The types of legal disputes and cases that may be mediated are many, but a few of the more common ones are:  

  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Homeowners & Condo Associations Disputes
  • Construction and Contractor Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Boundary Line & Other Real Estate Disputes

Steve Huret's Background in
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Steve’s experience as a trial attorney for parties on both sides taught him that there are no guarantees in litigation and that the costs to prepare and present a case at trial are ever increasing.  After representing parties at dozens of mediations over almost the last two decades, he chose to become a mediator because he saw the mediation process work time and time again.  His experience litigating in different areas, including personal injury, premises liability,  products liability, collections,  commercial and residential foreclosures, commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, real estate disputes, homeowners associations, will contests, and trust disputes, developed his insight into the issues and challenges that parties face in and out of litigation.  His litigation experience coupled with his patient personality makes him well-suited to serve as a mediator. 

Steve completed his General Civil Mediator training in Nashville with a well-known mediator trainer after which he became a listed Rule 31 General Civil Mediator in Tennessee once his application was approved by the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Commission.  Steve offers Rule 31 General Civil Mediator services throughout East Tennessee including Washington County, Sullivan County, Carter County, Greene County, Hawkins County, Hamblen County, Johnson County, and Unicoi County, including Johnson City, Kingsport, Church Hill, Mt. Carmel, Elizabethton, Piney Flats, Bluff City, Bristol, Blountville, Greeneville, Erwin, Unicoi, Rogersville, Jonesborough, Morristown, and Mountain City.

Steve looks forward to helping your clients resolve their legal disputes by identifying what is important to them to drive the process of creating their own solutions.