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Max Williams is a licensed attorney and a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Supreme Courts of Tennessee and Florida. He is an AV rated lawyer who has served as a corporate general counsel in both the private and public sectors. He was County Attorney for Hillsborough County Florida, Chief Group Counsel and Assistant Secretary for W. R. Grace & Co. and General Counsel for the Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. He is currently of counsel for The Hayden Law Firm which specializes in construction law and litigation.

Mr. Williams is on the arbitration and mediation panels for the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Better Business Bureau, Peacemaker Ministries, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. He has mediated and arbitrated over 60 cases involving environmental remediation, construction projects, securities issues, commercial transactions, personal injuries, and labor contracts. He has issued arbitration awards ranging from $0 to $950,000.


  • B. A. from Vanderbilt University
  • J. D. from the University of Florida
  • Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil and Family Mediator
  • Florida Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator
  • Admitted to the Bars of Tennessee and Florida
  • OSHA certified in HAZWOPER


  • Member of the American Bar Association Sections on Litigation, Labor & Employment, Dispute Resolution, and Construction.
  • Past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sections of the Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations.
  • Member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, Association of Attorney Mediators, and Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.
  • Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.

  • Mediator, trainer and Board member for Memphis Mediation and Restoration Reconciliation Services of Memphis which is a State of Tennessee Victim-Offender Mediation Center.
  • Volunteer attorney for Memphis Area Legal Services
  • Board member of the Memphis Rotary Club
  • Economic Club of Memphis
  • Chair of the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee