Academy Member Inducted 2010

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Gail Vaughn Ashworth, Mediator, Nashville, Tennessee.

Gail Vaughn Ashworth

Wiseman Ashworth Trauger
511 Union Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37219
Tel: (615) 254-1877
Cell: (615) 351- 6151
Fax: (615) 254-1878
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2002
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)700
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24)20
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Gail has been mediating cases for over 25 years involving all manner of litigated disputes and pre-suit matters, settling more than 1,000 cases to date.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Gail Vaughn Ashworth is a 1983 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and holds B.S., summa cum laude, (1977) and M.A. (1979) degrees in Music Education and Special Education from Tennessee Technological University.

Memberships & Affiliations

She is a past President of the Tennessee Bar Association (2009) and served as General Counsel of the TBA from 1999-2006. She Co-Chaired the Tennessee Supreme Court Jury Reform Commission (1997-1999), served on the Steering Committee of the TBA Leadership Law Program (2004-2007, 2012-2016) which she Co-Chaired the inaugural year, and currently serves on the ABA TIPS Leadership Academy Steering Committee (inaugural year 2006-current) and is an elected member of the ABA TIPS Council.  Gail chaired the TBA Evolving Legal Markets Special Committee 2015- 2018 and is an elected TBA Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates (2016-current).

She is a former President of the Nashville Bar Association (1997) and served as the elected NBA delegate in the ABA House of Delegates from 2000-2006. She is a member of the Marion Griffin chapter of LAW and of TLAW. She is a fellow of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Foundations (Trustee 2005-current, General Counsel 2013-2015, President 2016- 2018), served as Co-Chair of the NBF Leadership Forum, is a fellow of the ABA/YLD, the TBA/YLD, the NBA/YLD and is also an ABA/TIPS Fellow. She is a former member of the State of Tennessee Registry of Election Finance (Chair, 1996), a past member of the Board of Directors of Tennessee Justice Center, Inc. (Chair, 2006-2008), serves on the Board of Directors of Sister Cities Nashville, Inc. (Vice President, 2005-2009, President 2014- 2016) and is a member of the Medical Ethics Committee at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She is a Rule 31 Certified Mediator, has practiced civil litigation in Nashville, Tennessee since 1983 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (1995-current).

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