Member Profile: Allen S. Blair

Allen S. Blair
Blair Mediation PLLC
1669 Kirby Parkway, Ste. 210
Memphis, TN 38117
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Tel: (901) 581-4100

TN Chapter:

Allen S. Blair regularly travels out of state to Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master


Allen S. Blair has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Eminent Domain
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



ALLEN S. Blair concentrates his practice in the areas of mediation and arbitration as a neutral. Mr. Blair is approved to serve as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee ADR Commission and is approved to serve as a mediator by the U.S. District Court in Memphis. He previously taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation at the University of Memphis Law School 1997-2014. He is a mediator and arbitrator on the Commercial Panel and on the Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association. He has extensive experience in the areas of employment and labor law, has represented large creditors in the complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and other bankruptcy matters, and has served as legal counsel to a number of employee benefit plans.

He previously served as City Attorney for the City of Millington and the Town of Arlington. Mr. Blair successfully argued a leading affirmative action case, Firefighters Local Union No. 1784 v. Stotts, 467 U.S. 561 (1984), before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Vanderbilt University - J.D., 1970
  • University of Wisconsin - B.S., 1967

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Blair has served as Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar Association from 1997-1998 and Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Tennessee Bar Association from 2002-2003. He previously served on the Tennessee ADR Commission 2006-2014. Mr. Blair has published works entitled "Affirmative Action After Stotts," 21 Georgia Law Review 1141 (1987) and "Ethical Dilemmas In Mediation," 31 University of Memphis Law Review 59 (2000), the latter of which he co-authored. He is a member of the Memphis, State of Tennessee and American Bar Associations. He was in the 1981 class of Leadership Memphis. Mr. Blair is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Alernative Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since the first edition which is more than 25 years. Mr. Blair is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers.


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Allen S. Blair is a member of our TN chapter, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of preeminent neutrals. The TAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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