Mediator's Profile


Lanis Karnes

Business Name: Karnes Legal Services

Lanis Karnes is a highly professional and gifted mediator that is well experienced in working with family conflicts, putting the best interests of children, parental rights, and the individual’s civil rights in the forefront of her efforts.

Lanis demonstrates a balanced approach that is attentive to the details of the law without losing sight of the reality that she is working with real people, fighting real issues that affect real lives. Her patience dealing with challenging issues is highly admired.


  • Rule 31 General Civil Mediator
  • Rule 31 Family Mediator
  • Rule 31 Domestic Violence Mediator
  • Family Alternative Mediation, Norfolk, VA


  • 2006 to present: Tennessee Supreme Court Guardian ad Litem Trainer


  • Regent University School of Law, J.D.., Law, 1996
  • Central Bible College, B. A., education, 1976


  • Virginia
  • Tennessee

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women Director at Large, Western Division
  • National Association of Counsel for Children

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