Chris Newton Becomes Tennessee Rule 31 Civil Mediator

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Newton Firm, P.C. announced that one of its attorneys, Chris Newton, has been trained as a Tennessee Rule 31 civil mediator.

Mr. Newton represents local and regional businesses as well as individuals seeking disability and other insurance benefits.

Prior to forming The Newton Firm, P.C., Mr. Newton worked as an assistant vice president and senior counsel for a Fortune 500 disability insurance company. In that capacity, he was involved in all aspects of disability and other insurance disputes, including hundreds of mediations, settlement conferences and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

In addition, he is a certified public accountant. Mr. Newton now heads the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice area within the firm and is available as a mediator for business, disability and other disputes. More information about Mr. Newton, and The Newton Firm, P.C., can be found by calling 423 498-3591.



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