Nashville, TN 37203
Areas of Practice
Divorce and Family Law. Mediation. Nashville, Davidson, Williamson, and Sumner Counties.
Based on nature and complexity of the case.
- Tennessee Supreme Court 1984
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee 1985
- Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Approved Mediator, Family Law (1999) and General Civil (1998)
- B.A., Vanderbilt University
- J.D., Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
- 2011 Skillful Advocacy for Tough Cases: Victoria Smith and Deborah Graham
- 2011 Adding Inquiry to Advocacy and Generating Options to Maximize Effectiveness: Zena Zumeta and Thomas Darnton
- 2010 Developing a Client Centered Process: Chip Rose
- 2010 Coaching Models and the Role of the MHP: Linda Solomon et. al.
- 2010 Navigating the Emotional Dynamics in the Room: L. Herrick & K. Scharf
- 2010 Adaptability ... In Support of Client-Centeredness: Lucas Mathewson & Weiss
- 2009 Collaborative law training: K. Wright & B.Davis- 2010 Advocacy and the Role of the Collaborative Lawyer Felbeck McCollom & Weiss
Irwin Kuhn was among the first Tennessee attorneys to be trained in collaborative law practice. He is a former president of MTCA and a current member of the ABA Collaborative Law committee. Irwin has a long interest in alternative dispute resolution. He was first certified as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediator in January of 1998 in general civil cases. In 1999, he received additional certification in family cases. Irwin brings over twenty-five years of wide-ranging legal experience to the practice of collaborative law and mediation. Following his graduation from Benjamin Cardozo School of law in 1984, Irwin worked as law clerk for Justice William J. Harbison of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He was later an associate in the litigation section of Harwell Martin & Stegall (now known as Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert and Manner). From 1992 to 2004, Irwin worked with Eisenstein Moses and Mossman, where he was the managing member from 1997 until 2002. He is now a member of Dobbins Venick Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC. In 2009, Irwin was one of three finalist selected by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission to fill a vacancy in the Circuit Court that handles family matters in Nashville. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Irwin is a Founding Member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators and among the first Tennessee members of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Irwin is a founding member and vice-president of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance.