February 24, 2011
Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Awards
2011 Press release
Feb. 24, 2011 luncheon event
in Nashville, CMAT is pleased to honor
two ADR pioneers from East Tennessee, Bob Murrian and Shelby
recognize their innovative and lasting contributions to public
service through alternative dispute resolution in Tennessee.
They will receive the
Grayfred Gray Public Service in Mediation Award, named after
Grayfred Gray, emeritus University of Tennessee School of Law
professor and founder of the University's outstanding
Past recipients of the award are Grayfred Gray, Hon. Janice
Holder, and Marietta Shipley.
When & Where:
The luncheon is at
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management, Ezell
Center, Nashville TN.
The program includes the
Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Association of Professional
followed by CMAT honoring Shelby Grubbs and Bob Murrian.
Members of the public may purchase luncheon tickets for
Shelby R. Grubbs is
a member of the law firm
Miller & Martin
PLLC and practices in the firm's Chattanooga and
Atlanta offices. His outstanding public service
includes chairing both the Tennessee Commission on
Dispute Resolution in 1994-1996 and the Tennessee ADR
Commission in 1996-1999.
Robert P. Murrian practices
at Reeves, Herbert & Murrian, P.A. in Knoxville. He was
an early adopter of ADR, conducting mediations in the
1980s as a settlement judge while on the bench as a U.S.
Magistrate Judge. He co-chaired the committee that
established Tennessee's first court-annexed federal
mediation program and chaired the Federal Court/
Knoxville Bar Association Joint Committee on Alternative
Dispute Resolution in 1994-2002.