Marnie Huff has more than 30 years of litigation experience to inform her ADR practice. 

Dispute Resolution/Conflict Management Services Offered  
Workplace Conflict Management Training Seminars
Facilitation of Informal Dispute Resolution Meetings

Areas of Practice in Mediation
Appellate Cases
Bankruptcy/Preference Cases
Contract Disputes
Homeowner Association Grievances
Workplace Conflict Management
Dispute Resolution Listings/Rosters/Certifications 
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator (2004 to present)
  • ADR panel, U.S. District Court for Middle District of TN
  • Approved Mediator, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of TN
  • Better Business Bureau arbitrator

Teaching; Presentations 
  • Mediation Ethics in Tennessee
  • Adjunct Professor, Middle Tennessee State University: class on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and coached MTSU mock mediaton team (fall 2008); class on Legal Research and Writing (2009-2017)
  • For upcoming presentations, including presentations on alternative dispute resolution, go to Huff Speaking Schedule

Dispute Resolution Training 
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section annual conferences (2005-2015)
  • ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, Fort Lauderdale (2010), San Diego (2011), Boston (2012), Nashville (2013), San Antonio (2014)
  • TN Human Rights Commission training for mediation of employment discrimination cases (2009 and 2014)
  • Mediation Training Institute International, Managing Workplace Conflict (2008); two day refresher training (2010)
  • Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management, Advanced Mediator Summit (2007)
  • Annual continuing mediation education produced by Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (2004-2006 and 2012-2013)
  • Better Business Bureau arbitration training (2006); BBB arbitrator refresher training webinars (December 2008, March 2010, September 2010, April 2011, November 2013, December 2014, April 2017, April 2018)
  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediation training (2004)
  • Various other ADR seminars produced by American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and TAPM

  • "ADR Caselaw Update" column in Tennessee Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution e-newsletter (2007-2017)
  • "Sixth Circuit Vacates Award Due to Arbitrator's Evident Partiality," ABA Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution News and Developments (Sept. 16, 2013) (discussing Thomas Kinkade Co. v. White LLC, 711 F.3d 719 (6th Cir. 2013) 
  • “Book Review: Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation by John Lande,” Tennessee Bar Journal (August 2011); article also published in the NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Fall 2011), a publication of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • "The Fifth Step: ABA ADR Ethics Resources," ADRNews, Vol. 10, Issue 2 (Tennessee ADR Commission Publication, Spring 2010); slightly revised version of article published as an online article by (June 2010
  • “The Two-Court Rule and Bankruptcy Appeals,” Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, Issue No. 7 at pages 6-9 (July 1996)
  • “Sixth Circuit Review,” Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, Issue No. 3 at pages 10-11 (March, 1996)

Professional Memberships
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2007-11)
ABA Dispute Resolution Section 
​    Member, Section Council (elected position 2010-2015)
    Executive Committee (2011-2015)
    Strategic Outreach Officer (2014-2015)
    Co-chair, Advanced Mediation Advocacy Institute (2012-2014)
    Chair, Membership Committee (2011-present); Vice-chair (2010-11)
    Member, Long Range Planning Committee (2012-2014)
    Member, Ethics Committee (2004-present); co-chair (2007-11)
    Council liaison to Ethics Committee (2014-2015)
    Member, Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) Committee (2013-present)
    Council liaison to Entertainment ADR Committee (2011)
    Section liaison to ABA CPR/SOC Professional Responsiblity Committee (2013-2014)
    Section liaison to ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 (2010-2013)
    Member, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Annual Spring Conference Committees (2008-10)
ABA Leadership Coalition for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers (2011-2014)
ABA Litigation Section
    ADR Committee (2009-2017); chair (2015-2017) and co-chair (2011-2014), Membership Subcommittee
    Member, Woman Advocate Committee (2013-present)
Association for Conflict Resolution
    Workplace Section (2008-present)
Lawyers Association for Women (Past Officer & Board member)
Legal Writing Institute
Nashville Bar Association 
    ​Board of Directors (2015-present), Second Vice-President (2018)
    ADR Committee (Co-chair 2014, Board liaison to committee 2015-present)
    Appellate Practice Committee
    Attorney Fee Dispute Committee (Board liaison to committee 2015-present)
    Attorney Health & Wellness Committee (Chair 2008)
    Bankruptcy Committee (Chair 1986 and 1991)
    Past Chair of Ethics Committee (1997) & Pro Bono Committee (1988)
    Past Chair, Special Task Force on Attorney Health & Wellness (2007)
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (Founding Member)
    ​Chair, Civil Mediation Peer Group (2009-2010)
    Chair, Website & Membership Services Committee (2006-2007)
Tennessee Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section 
    Chair of Section (2006-7)
    Executive Council (2004-2012)
    Co-chair, Arbitration Fairness Act Study Committee (2009-2010)
Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (2007-2017)
Lawyers' Association for Women (Nashville)
    Board (1984-1985 and 2014-2017)
    Archivist (2016-2018)
    Community Relations Committee, co-chair (2014-16)
    25th Silver Anniversary Committee (2005-6)
    Programs Committee, co-chair (1996-97)
    Membership Committee, chair (1995-96)

Admitted to Practice Law in the Following Courts  
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award (Coalition for Mediation Awareness April 2016)
ABA Section of Litigation Award for leadership on ADR Committee (April 2014)
NBA President's Award for leadership as Chair of Task Force on Attorney Health and Wellness (December 2007)
NBA President's Award for leadership as Chair of Ethics Committee  (December 1997)
American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law (1974)

Formal Education 
Smith College (B.A. 1972)
Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D. 1976)

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About Us
Nashville TN mediator Margaret M. Huff provides mediation, arbitration, and workplace conflict management services in Tennessee.  Established in 2004, Margaret Huff Mediation is located in Nashville (Davidson County) Tennessee.  

Ms. Huff is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethical standards in the peer review process. In 2016 she received the Grayfred Gray Public Service Mediation Award from the Coalition for Mediation Awareness of Tennessee at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.