Mediator's Profile


Rick Swafford

Business Name: Rodefer Moss Consulting

Rick Swafford is experienced in business valuation and cases involving business interruption and lost profits, as well as professional malpractice cases. He provides consultation and assistance in estate, gift and trust cases involving litigation over valuation, propriety, timing of distributions, and other matters. Rick has also provided expert testimony in connection with various matters in courts at both the local and federal level. He was one of only a few CPA’s to be appointed as Examiner for the US Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern Districts of Kentucky and Tennessee in Chapter 11 reorganization cases.

Rick’s client work includes both public and private companies, individuals, trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations. Currently, he is in charge of the firm’s business valuation and litigation support services and a member of the firm’s quality control group responsible for performing technical review for audit and accounting matters on most engagements for the firm. Rick routinely provides technical consulting to other accounting firms, and has served as either the team captain or a team member for peer reviews for a number of accounting firms.


  • Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, BS, Accounting, 1976

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA -1979)/Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV- 2005), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA – 1994)

Mediation Certifications

  • General Civil, 04-20-21
  • Family, 04-20-21

Counties Served as a Mediator

  • Knox
  • Anderson
  • Blount
  • Davidson
  • Rutherford
  • Sumner
  • Williamson

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