sharon-bellSHARON J. BELL

Sharon received her B.A. degree from Auburn University and her J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee. While practicing law with the firm of Jackson, Bell & Dossett, she served as trustee in bankruptcy. She served two terms as a representative in the Tennessee General Assembly. In 1982 she was elected General Sessions Judge for Knox County, followed by three terms as Chancellor of the Chancery Court sitting at Knoxville. She was a recipient of the Annie Selwyn Award from the Knoxville Women’s Center, and a finalist in the YWCA Tribute to Women Award. She has served on numerous local and national nonprofit boards. She is a Rule 31 mediator and has participated in numerous civil and domestic mediations.

john-buckleyJOHN BUCKLEY

John received his M.A. and PhD. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. Before joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee, where he served for over twenty years, he taught at Wichita State and UCLA. His areas of specialization were persuasion and international propaganda. Since his retirement, he has served on professional and nonprofit boards on the local, state and national level. In addition, he has been a mediator for the last fifteen years, having mediated more than 600 domestic cases.


robert-stiversROBERT M. STIVERS, JR.

Bob is an attorney in Knoxville and is currently engaged in general civil litigation involving personal injury, defense of personal injury claims against the trucking industry, medical malpractice defense, professional negligence defense, workers’ compensation defense, construction disputes, and employer/employee issues. He represents his clients in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals. He is a frequent presenter of continuing education seminars, both locally and nationally in his areas of practice, serving as a presenter in all-day local programs two to three times a year, and in full-day national webinars once or twice per year. He is also a Rule 31 listed general civil mediator. He has practiced law since 1970 and has been elected as a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations, and the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.


lynn-fieldsLYNN S. FIELDS

Lynn has just recently retired from a 30-year career as a Tennessee Licensed Court Reporter. She has reported cases in all types of litigation in all courts in most of the counties in east Tennessee. She is married to Ray and they have two children; Jennifer, a Physician’s Assistant in Charleston, SC, and Kevin, a Chef and Dietary Manager in Oak Ridge, TN. She handles the day-to-day responsibilities of GroupOne, including administrative, technological, clerical and scheduling.