Rule 31 Mediator Training Provides New Opportunities for Jim Exum’s Legal Practice
The Hamilton County Herald recently published “A New Path to Happier Outcomes,” an article highlighting Jim Exum’s motivation for becoming a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator and how his experience as a litigator has helped him expand his practice.
Jim often addresses complex cases as a member of the litigation and risk management group at Chambliss. By broadening his practice as a Rule 31 Mediator, he will have the increased opportunity to work with clients to settle disputes and identify solutions without going to court.
Here’s a snapshot from the article:
How extensively have you been involved in mediations?
“I’ve been a part of more mediations than I can count. One thing that sparked my interest in obtaining my Rule 31 listing was the fact that people – not the courts – are often in the best position to decide what’s best for them.
“If they can figure out a solution they can live with, that’s far better than spending money and time going through the courts – unless you absolutely have to.”
Read the full Hamilton County Herald article, “A New Path to Happier Outcomes.”
Jim has tackled complex, high-stakes litigation as a member of Chambliss’ litigation and risk management group. His clients — ranging from individuals and families to government and municipal officers — seek his counsel in disputes across Tennessee and Georgia. He often counsels families in domestic divorce and child custody cases as well as clients facing government investigations and potential criminal liability. In addition to being listed a Rule 31 Mediator, he is also a certified Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) administrative hearing officer. For more information on his practice and experience, visit Jim’s bio.