Mediation and Law Office of Hayden Lait

254 Court Avenue, Suite 305, Memphis, TN 38103

Telephone: (901) 230-4990 / Fax: (901) 529-9101

Email: haydenlait@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL

 

2003 to Present

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Mediation

 

2014

Best Lawyers' 2014-15 Memphis Mediation "Lawyer of the Year."

 

2005 to Present

Selected for inclusion in the Mid-South Super Lawyers in America in the practice area of Alternate Dispute Resolution.

 

01/02 to 12/2015

Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission appointed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Served as chairperson from January, 2006 to January 2012.

 

2004 to Present

Part-time staff attorney Community Legal Center.

 

1996 to Present

Private Practice of Mediation & Arbitration of Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury, and Domestic Relations cases.

 

1975 to 1997

Private Practice of Law - Emphasis on Litigation of Commercial, Personal Injury, Criminal, and Domestic Relations cases.

 

1995 to Present

Conducted over 1450 mediations.

 

3/2000 to Present

AV rating Martindale-Hubbell.

 

1/19-20/2000

“Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills” U.S. Postal Service. 20 Hours.

 

11/99

Assistant Trainer for Mediation and Conflict Management-Mediation of Business, Family and Domestic Conflicts.

 

9/99

Panel member Mediation Association of Tennessee Ethics seminar.

 

11/1/99

American Academy of Attorney Mediators and Memphis Bar Association advance mediation training. 6 Hours.

 

10/8-10/9/98

Mediation in Selected Cases Involving Domestic Violence Issues. 13.5 hrs.

 

8/98

Assistant Trainer for Mediation and Conflict Management-Mediation of Business, Family and Domestic Conflicts.

 

1998 to Present

Member of the mediation panel for the Western District of Tennessee of the United States District Court.

 

3/1997 to Present

Listed as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee Alternative Dispute  Resolution Commission in General Civil and Family Cases.

 

1997 to Present

Adjunct Professor University of Memphis School of Law - Focus of course is alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on mediation and mediation skills for advocates.

 

May & June 1997

Assistant Trainer for Resolute Systems, Inc. 40 Hour Civil mediation training for mediation in the U.S. District Courts in the Western District of Tennessee.

 

1/1997

Resolute Systems, Inc. 40 Hour Civil mediation training for mediation in the U.S. District Cts. in the  Western District of TN.

 

10/1996 to Present

Certified by FINRA as a Mediator & Arbitrator.

 

3/1996

Mediation and Conflict Management. 24 Hours of training of Business, Civil and Commercial Disputes.

 

8/1995

Mediation and Conflict Management. 46 Hours of training of Business, Family and Domestic Conflicts

 

7/1995 to 5/2000

Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the State of Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and The National Board of Trial Advocacy.

 

9/1994

American Academy of Attorney Mediators. 3.5 Hours of training in Mediation of non domestic Civil disputes.

 

7/1982

National College of Advocacy Advanced Program in Civil Advocacy.

 

7/1978

National College of Advocacy Program in Civil Advocacy.

 

1969-1971

U.S. Peace Corp Volunteer. Malaysia.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Distinguished Fellow & Past President of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators

 

Memphis Bar – Past Director and chairperson of the ADR C/ee 3 years

 

Leo F. Bearman, Inns of Court – Emeritus Member

 

Fellow Memphis Bar Foundation

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1975

Juris Doctor, University of Memphis School of Law

 

1969

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma

Major:  Finance

Minor:  Accounting

 

 

PUBLICATION

 

Co-author of Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation, 31 University of Memphis Law Review 1, Fall 2000

 

 

PERSONAL

 

Health:         Excellent

Hobbies:      Fly Fishing and Traveling

Married:       2 children & 2 grandchildren

 

 

COMMUNITY

 

Past President of Harbor Town Homeowners Association

Past President University of Memphis School of Law National Alumni

 

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