Faculty Profile: Marietta Shipley

Marietta ShipleyThe Mediation Group of Tennessee LLC
Previous Courses Taught (10)
  • Raising The Bar: Advocating for Yourself at Work
  • Raising the Bar 2023: Advocating for Each Other & Ourselves
  • Family Law: How to Prepare Your Client for Mediation
  • Family Law Forum 2017
  • ADR: Resolving Business and Family Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum 2011
  • Family Law Forum 2010:
  • ADR/Mediation
  • Effectively Handling Malpractice Cases in Tennessee
  • 12th Annual Labor & Employment Forum

MariettaShipley  retired in September 2006 as the judge of the Second Circuit Court in Nashville having presidied over civil jury and non-jury trials for 16 years.  She is presently  the President of The Mediation Group of Tennessee, LLC , where she and others do mediations, arbitrations, and collaborative law,  www.marietta@mariettashipley.com. 

   During her tenure as judge she served on the ADR Commission, was a member of the National Mass Torts Committee ,and was a Parenting Plan Legislation Pilot Judge.  She presided over numerous settlement and status conferences in civil and family cases.  She served on the  Appellate Mediation Task Force and presently serves on the Mediation Committee of the Pro Se Access to Justice Committee.  She founded and is past- President of The Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.   In 2010 she received a Public Service Award for Contribution to the Mediation Field by the Tennessee Coalition of Mediation Associations. 

She is a frequent presenter at NBA, TBA, NBI, TAJ ,  M. Lee Smith and  IMLA, Municipal Attorneys seminars and  a past trainer for Rule 31 Family Mediation Training at Lipscomb University.

She is a founding member of Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and Training chair.  She is the Co-Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Taskforce on Collaborative Practice. 

She is married to Dr. David McMillan, a psychologist, who also mediates cases, coaches in collaborative cases   and serves as a parent coordinator.

Marietta Shipley,   615 292-6069,  marietta@mariettashipley.com.

2809 Wimbledon Road, Nashville, Tenn.  37215