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.
EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
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
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
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