Academy Member Inducted 2024

Jeffrey M. Ward, Mediator, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Jeffrey M. Ward

Milligan & Coleman
230 West Depot Street
P. O. Box 1060
Greeneville, TN 37744
Tel: (423) 639-6811
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2013
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jeffrey M. Ward is partner in the law firm of Milligan & Coleman, PLLP located in Greeneville, Tennessee. He has thirty years of experience practicing law in the area of civil litigation and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018. He has been listed in Tennessee as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator since 2013 and has been approved as a Certified Mediator for the Federal Mediation Program of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee since 2014. Since 2013, he has served as a mediator in over 300 cases.

Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law, summa cum laude, in 1993. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Electrical Engineering. He is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

On January 1, 2014, Mr. Ward was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve as a Board Member of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (“TBLE”) continued serving as a Board Member until completing his third term on December 31, 2023. He was also elected by the TBLE to serve as the President of the TBLE for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021. In 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court appointed Mr. Ward to serve as the Chair of the Tennessee Law Course Committee, and he is one of the presenters of the Tennessee Law Course that the Court approved.

Mr. Ward has been appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission for Tennessee beginning on January 9, 2024.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, Doctor of Jurisprudence with highest honors (summa cum laude), May 1993; Graduated 3rd in the class
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Science with honors (cum laude), May 1990, in Electrical Engineering
  • Lipscomb University, Institute of Conflict Management, The 40 hr. Rule 31 Civil Mediation Training, completed August 23, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Commisssion for Tennessee, January 9, 2024 - present
  • Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, 2014-2023
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018 - present
  • Member of the Tennessee State Committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018-2023
  • Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, 2007 - present
  • President, Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
  • Chair, Tennessee Law Course Committee, 2018
  • Presenter, Tennessee Law Course, Section on Tennessee Rules
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating - AV
  • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator, 2013 - present
  • Board of Professional Responsibility, Hearing Committee Member, 2003-2009
  • Member of Greene County, Tennessee and Federal Bar Associations
  • Best Lawyers in America ©, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2015

Rates Information

$295 per hour.

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