Clay Phillips Mediation & Training
is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
Clay served in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Direct Support Operator from 1984 to 1990. He deployed in that role to six surface and subsurface combatants, and one Joint Task Force Command.
He was qualified (SS) as a Submarine Warfare Specialist, and was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (with "O" device), Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Ribbon, Navy Rifle & Pistol Expert Marksmanship Medals, and various Flag Letters of Commendation.
Clay is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil & Family Mediator (Specially Trained in Domestic Violence Issues). He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Circuit Civil, and Appellate Mediator (#37581 FRA), and has been admitted as a Registered Mortgage Modification Mediator for the US Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Florida.
Since 2008, he has been an approved Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator Trainer, and an approved CLE Provider by the Tennessee Commission for Continuing Legal Education & Specialization.
Clay holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration from Liberty University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.
Since 2008, Clay has trained and mentored:
Since 2009 Clay has authored/offered:
Clay has mediated hundreds of cases spanning a broad range of civil disputes and lawsuits, including:
His main strengths as a mediator include his in-depth and practiced understanding of human needs and behavior in times of conflict and crisis, and his ability to help transform the parties' behavior toward the point of reaching resolution.
He is also a pioneer in the field of remote/virtual mediation. Many cases are well-suited for remote/virtual mediation either because the parties cannot easily attend in person, or it would unsafe for certain parties to be in close proximity of the other (Intellectual Property, Mortgage Modification, Military Divorce, Domestic Violence).
Clay is a highly sought after and dynamic key note speaker, conference presenter, and workshop instructor. His subject matter expertise in human behavior and motivation along with his engaging presentation style make for informative and fun learning experiences.
His top presentations include:
"Clay is not only knowledgeable in all facets of the psychology and emotion behind conflict resolution, but is adept at clear explanations of the principles of conflict resolution. Moreover, his examples are vivid and refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed the training block. Candidly, it was the best week of training I have ever experienced. It was a treat."
Curtis Bowe, III, Esq.
"Clay is such a great instructor. The information he provided was so interesting, and I utilized it right away when I returned to work. Understanding the process involved in getting people who might not have ever agreed on anything to a place where they can live with the outcome saves so many resources that our court system simply doesn’t have. Mediation is the future and Clay does an excellent job of preparing us for it."
"I researched several mediation training programs and heard only positive comments about Clay's program. His curriculum was informative and useful. His delivery and lectures were engaging and entertaining. I am pleased that I selected this course, and am already planning to attend the Domestic Violence lectures. I fully recommend this training. "
Tracy P. Knight, Esq.