Mediator's Profile


Cara Gruszecki Smalley

Business Name: CMB Solutions

Cara Gruszecki Smalley has been an attorney/litigator in the field of family law and child welfare law in Tennessee for many years. Cara also understands her role as a neutral mediator is to help parties in conflict reach a mutually satisfactory resolution in a respectful and dignified manner.

As a mediator, Cara maintains neutrality and does not take sides, nor make decisions for the parties. Cara provides a safe and supportive space for all parties to share their perspectives and work towards finding a resolution that addresses everyone’s concerns and meets the needs of all involved.

Cara Gruszecki received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton. Prior to attending law school, Cara was a Parole Agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Cara earned her Juris Doctor (JD) from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, where she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society.

Cara resides in Nashville, TN and serves the Greater Nashville Area and all of Middle Tennessee.  She offers in-person mediations, as well as virtual mediations.

Areas of Focus

  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trust & Estates
  • Elder
  • Guardianship
  • Commercial / Business
  • Contract
  • Partnership Disputes


  • University of Scranton, BS in Criminal Justice
  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor. JD

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