Areas of Practice:
- Divorce and Family 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 (now CDN) and a recent co-chair of the ABA Collaborative Law committee. Irwin was an active member and co-chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Subcommittee that sheparded the approval of the Uniform Collaborative Law Rule as Rule 53 of the Tennessee Supreme Court. 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. From 1992 to 2004, Irwin worked with Eisenstein Moses and Mossman, where he was the managing member from 1997 until 2002. He was a member of Venick Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC in its various iterations from 2004 to 2020. He is now a member of McCracken-Kuhn, PLLC. 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 and his wife, Diane, have 3 adult children.
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- B.A., Vanderbilt University
- J.D., Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
- 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)