Mediator's Profile


Charles Hill

Business Name: Charles A. Hill Mediation

As a mediator, Chuck Hill is known to employ warmth and a sense of humor, but is definitely not a hand-wringing “kumbaya” guy. He is a results-oriented, facilitative mediator. Chuck has been trained and approved for both Family and Civil mediations by the Tennessee Supreme Court under its rigorous Rule 31 listing requirements.

Chuck has worked extensively with both married and unmarried parents and has facilitated many landlord/tenant issues through the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, CA and the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency in Nashville, as well as a variety of civil cases in CA and TN.

Chuck received his academic training in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of California, has written extensively on facilitative mediation, and has published numerous articles through, the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, the Family Mediation Quarterly, and other publications. He has served as a coach and guest evaluator for candidates completing Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management, Rule 31 mediation training for the past several years.

Chuck has had considerable cross-cultural and international experience, has earned a certificate in Intercultural Mediation from BRDGES Academy, is a past Vice Chair of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), and holds an appointment as an Ombudsman/Mediator with the U.S. Department of Defense, assisting employers and service members with disputes involving employment status following deployment with the National Guard or Reserve. He is certified as an Online Mediation Specialist with the prestigious International Mediation Institute (IMI) in The Hague, Netherlands. In 2021, Chuck was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to a three-year term as a commissioner on the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Areas of Focus

  • Divorce / Family
  • Parenting Plans and Plan Modifications
  • Custody & Visitation issues
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes
  • Workplace / Employment disputes
  • Higher Education Conflict Resolution
  • Copyright / Intellectual Property


  • UC Irvine, Conflict Management & the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, 155 hrs Completed in 2008
  • University of California, Berkeley, Certificate, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, 2002
  • Harvard Business School, Certificate, Health Systems Management, 1981
  • University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, Master’s Degree, Industrial Relations
  • Dillard University, Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology

Licenses & Certifications

  • IMI Certified Online Mediation Specialist, IMI – International Mediation Institute, 2021
  • Intercultural Mediation Certificate, BRDGES Academy, 2020
  • Special Training in Domestic Violence, Lipscomb University, Institute for Conflict Management, 2015
  • ESGR Ombudsman/Mediator, U.S. Department of Defense, 2011
  • Diversity in Dialogue Certificate, Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, TN, 2010
  • Rule 31 Listed Civil & Family Mediator, TN Supreme Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 2009
  • California Dispute Resolution Programs Act, Certified Mediator, State of California
  • Certified Online Mediator, ICFML: Institute of Certification and Training of Lusophone (Portuguese) Speakers, 2020
  • Certified Seasoned Mediator, Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC)

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