“Chuck instantly took away all fear and tension that I felt going into mediation. The energy was calm and positive when I had expected it to be tense and awkward. He was professional and efficient, but more importantly, caring and patient. It felt like he really cared about what was best for my son, which made it easier for us to come to mutual agreement. Chuck is the first mediator I would recommend!”
Parenting Plan client
Why select Chuck Hill as your mediator? Among the directories and lists of qualified, available mediators, you have many choices. In selecting Chuck, you will be working with a mediator who has experienced the difficulties of raising a child as a single parent, takes a practical rather than theoretical approach to parenting and relationship problems, and who has learned the importance of the emotional side of disputes only after years of trying to avoid that very issue. Chuck is known to employ warmth and a sense of humor, but is definitely not a hand-wringing “kumbaya” guy. He is a results oriented, facilitative mediator.
Chuck has been approved for both Family and Civil mediations by the Tennessee Supreme Court under its strenuous Rule 31 listing requirements, and has worked extensively with both married and unmarried parents. He has facilitated many landlord/tenant issues through the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, CA, and the MDHA here in TN, as well as a variety of civil cases in CA and TN.
He received his academic training in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of California, has written extensively on facilitative mediation, and has published numerous articles through Mediation.com and in the Family Mediation Quarterly. He has served as a coach and guest evaluator for trainees completing Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management, Rule 31 mediation training for the past six years.
Chuck has had considerable cross-cultural and international experience, is the Vice Chair of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), and holds an appointment as an Ombudsman/Mediator with the U.S. Department of Defense, assisting service members and their employers with disputes involving employment status following deployment with the National Guard or Reserve.