Michael J. Geiger

Geiger Law & Mediation

3055 Devonshire Way
Germantown, Tennessee 38139

901-219-5549

Commercial, Construction, Environmental, Insurance, Personal Injury, Probate, Product Liability, Securities, Trusts and Estates

Michael Geiger has practiced law since 1989.  He is admitted to practice law in Tennessee, New York and New Jersey.  Michael appreciates that resolution of conflict is preferred to protracted and costly litigation and adverse proceedings.  A significant portion of Michael’s practice remains dedicated to mediation, arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  Since 2004, Michael has been listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Mediator.  He serves on the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee.  Michael is a certified FINRA Arbitrator and serves on AAA arbitration panels.  He remains active in the ADR sections of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Memphis Bar Association.

While Michael’s mediation and arbitration practice remains broad based, he offers extensive experience with construction contract, construction defect, insurance, product defect, personal injury and environmental claims, in addition to securities matters.  Over the past number of years, Michael’s practice has expanded to address disputes concerning probate matters and trust and estate issues.  Michael offers estate planning and business counseling services to small businesses, families and individuals. 

Education

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

            Juris Doctor, May 1989

Saint Bonaventure University, Saint Bonaventure, New York

            Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, May 1986

            Dual Degree:  Philosophy and Political Science

Professional Affiliations and Activities

American Bar Association - Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Section of Dispute Resolution
Tennessee Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section, Litigation Section, and Estate Planning and Probate Section
Memphis Bar Association - ADR Section and Probate and Estate Planning Section
Annual Brief Grader for the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Moot Court Competition (Pace Law School)
Annual Judge for the St. Bonaventure University Friar Face-Off Collegiate Mock Trial Competition

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court                                               State of Tennessee

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals                                                State of New York

Tennessee Federal District Court                                           State of New Jersey

New Jersey Federal District Court

The mediation process brings together parties in dispute in an effort to allow them to reach resolution which makes sense for them.  The mediator guides this voluntary process toward settlement.  Michael Geiger is a professionally trained, TN Rule 31 Listed Mediator who brings his 30(+) years of litigation and legal experience to bear in helping parties avoid the protracted and costly litigation process.  The goal in mediation remains to achieve a complete, lasting and mutually acceptable amicable resolution to an adverse relationship.

The arbitration process essentially serves as a private trial for the participants with the arbitrator(s) selected to rule on specific questions of law and fact.  Arbitrator decisions are almost always binding on the participants.  Michael Geiger serves as an arbitrator for commercial disputes, including construction claims, insurance coverage matters, and securities disputes. 

Geiger Law & Mediation                                             
3055 Devonshire Way                                                            

Germantown, TN 38139   

(901) 219-5549 (Direct)     
(901) 616-1235 (Office)
E: [email protected]
                                

Articles
3/1/2021 11:45:20 PM
Description: Michael Geiger frequently publishes blog articles generally dedicated to Alternative Dispute Resolution, legal and general topics at geigerattorney.com/blog.  Michael also published the following articles:   The Mediation Bookends: How