“After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future world depends.”

Wallace Stevens

Community Mediation Center
Old Courthouse, Suite 305
300 Main Street
Knoxville, TN  37902

We are on the 3rd floor, close to the elevators on the west side of the building.  Please come by if you’re in the neighborhood (although we may be in court or in a meeting). We will gladly make in-person office appointments during business hours as long as the courts remain open.    Many of our pre-scheduled mediations can be done in person around the mediation table, as well as by Zoom (remote), either with video or just audio.  Our day-of-court mediations are done in person unless arranged ahead of time.


CMC is a nonprofit community mediation center in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have been mediating disputes since 1994, using well-trained volunteers who work in pairs as co-mediators to help people manage and resolve the conflict between them. Our priority are Knox County cases, but we also serve surrounding counties on request: Blount, Sevier, Anderson, Loudon, Union and Jefferson. We can accommodate all cases using remote mediation (Phone, Zoom and Docusign), however distant.

You don’t have to wait until you’re in court to mediate, although that’s the time many people find out about mediation. You’re able to initiate mediation at any time. Our application process is simple, and our mediations are scheduled to be convenient to working people. Mediation prices are set on a sliding scale which takes into account individual income and family size. Your attorney is very welcome at the mediation sessions, although some people choose to mediate without attorneys present.

Upcoming Event

Saturday June 8, 2024: CMC Annual Peace Out 5K Run/Walk at Ijam’s Nature Center

June 8, 2024 at 9:00 am 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Time to sign up for CMC’s Spring fundraiser!  Our Peace-Out Run/Walk will be held at Ijam’s Nature Center in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness south of the river near Downtown. Check in begins at 7:30am and the race...