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About Mediator | Trainer Clay Phillips



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 Circuit Civil and Family Mediator (#37581 FR).

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.

Mediation Services


Clay has mediated more than 400 cases spanning a broad range of disputes and lawsuits, including:

  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Intellectual Property
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Home Owner Associations
  • Divorce & Post-Divorce
  • Parenting Planning

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.

Mediation Training & CLE/CME


Since 2008, Clay has trained and mentored:

  • More than 1,300 mediators
  • More than 6,500 in soft skills development
  • 30+ individual professionals (1 on 1) transitioning to a career in mediation

Since 2009 Clay has authored/offered: 

  • More than 120 soft skills workshops and courses (live & online).
  • More than 60 separate CLE/CME topics for Bar Association lunch-and-learns.
  • More than six books (two currently published) on the topics of mediation, conflict resolution, negotiation, interrogation, and strategic communication.



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 most popular presentations include:

  • "The Ethics of Remote Mediation: The Do's and Don't Do's"
  • "Non-Verbal Communication: So Much More than Body Language"
  • "Taking the Lead in Professional Relationships: The Art of Influence and Persuasion"
  • "Emotional Intelligence: The Art of the Wheel"
  • "Workplace Conflict Management: Where to Begin"

Contact Me

Clay Phillips Mediation & Training

555 Marriott Drive, Suite 315 | Nashville, Tennessee 37214, United States

(615) 585-4469

Open today

08:30 am – 05:30 pm

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