Academy Member Inducted 2021

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R. Kreis White, Esq., Mediator, Brentwood, Tennessee.

R. Kreis White, Esq.

White & Rhodes, PC
750 Old Hickory Blvd,
Building Two, Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
Tel: (615) 309-0400
Fax: (615) 309-0404
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced: 2006
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 1
Practice Percentages


One would think that 40 years of practice and a couple hundred jury trials would equip a mediator with the life lessons to foresee strengths and weaknesses in the litigation of others.  I hope that is true.  A goal has been to try a jury trial in every Tennessee county before I stop.  That last pesky dozen or so of the 95 are elusive.  Are two bench trials equal to one jury trial? If so, I’m getting close…

With about half of my work life is devoted to a civil mediation. I enjoy trying to help parties work past the hard, real and emotional barriers that impede settlement of disputes.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • EEOC
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (B.A., 1978)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1981)
    University of Tennessee College of Trial Advocacy (1987)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Master Advocacy Program (1994)

Memberships & Affiliations


  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Civil Trial Advocate (since 1994)
    • Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate (since 2012) 
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association


  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals

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