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Jocelyn Wurzburg, J.D.

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5159 Wheelis Dr.
Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38117-4519
USA
901-684-1332
Fax: 901-684-6693

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Description of Practice

With over 600 hrs of training for various civil law disputes, I’ve mediated over 800 cases since 1984. Designated a Rule 31 mediator in both family and general civil law by the TN Supreme Ct, most of my work is in divorce and work place disputes, serving on the EEOC, Postal Service and ADA panels. Trainer for divorce, general civil and student peer mediation.

Professional Background

  • Entered law in 1981, at age 41, performing divorce litigation. Opened a solo practice in collaborative lawyering, helping couples divorce cooperatively.
  • Became Memphis’ first professional mediator in 1984.
  • Prior to law, volunteered 40+ hrs weekly on national, state, and local boards appointed by Pres. G. Ford, Govs. Dunn, Sundquist, and Bredesen.
  • Drafted legislation.
  • Board Member of APFM

    Honors:

    • Shelby County Diversity Award. 2008
    • Women of Achievement, 1990, for Courage
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981, Community Service
    • Fifty Women Who Make a Difference, 1st Class, 1997 Women’s News of Memphis
    • Be the Dream MLK Legacy Award, from the City of Memphis
    • Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg Civil Rights Legacy award established by the Tennessee Commission on Human Rights
    • Herman Ewing Community Service award from the Memphis Urban League

Experience

FAMILY MEDIATION: Divorce, Parenting plans, Family Business, Step-parenting, Parent/Teen, Pre-marital (Money-yours, mine, ours; division of labor), and even Marital (mediating the conflicts in the marriage instead of the terms of the divorce). WORKPLACE DISPUTES: Em discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Co-worker conflicts, ADA, postal service. LAND USE, BUSINESS, CONTRACT, ORGANIZATIONS

Approach

I mostly use facilitative mediation, keeping the parties together for assisted negotiation. Used in lieu of shuttle mediation, the agreements are more durable and the parties feel they had "a say" in the decision-making process. I try not to be too evaluative; just enough to keep folks within the law. Muscle mediation is counter productive, unless someone is trying to screw kids over! Then I flex!

Fees

$300 per hr to be paid at each session. For divorce: a $3000 REFUNDABLE retainer is required and is applied to the last 12hrs. For training: $3000 per day + travel expenses.

Other Information

My method of mediation is especially helpful when a continued relationship between the disputants is desired after the dispute is resolved, i.e. parents after divorce, landlord/tenant, co-workers, vendor/vendee. All disputes have 3 components: the business, legal and emotional. Mediation needs to address all three. Call me if you have questions. 901-684-1332

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • General
  • Land Use
  • LGBT
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Postal Service
  • Probate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Communication Skills Trainer

References

Dr. Fred Johnson Shelby County Schools Mike Dubois US Postal Service, Mississippi Peter Maida Key Bridge Consultants, Washington DC Robert Stevenson, retired E.E.O.C., Memphis Office Judge Kay Robilio Circuit Court of Tenn 30th Judicial District, Memphis Judge Marietta Shipley Circuit Court of Tenn, Nashville Ted Lamb EEOC