Member Profile: Leigh Ann Roberts

Leigh Ann Roberts
Papa & Roberts, PLLC
9005 Overlook Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Tel: 615-767-5900
Fax: (615) 767-5935

TN Chapter:

Leigh Ann Roberts regularly travels out of state to Alabama, Mississippi

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Discovery Referee; ADR Training/CME


Leigh Ann Roberts has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Entertainment Sector
Family Businesses
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-profit Organizations
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes



Leigh Ann Roberts is a founding member of the Brentwood law and mediation firm of Papa & Roberts, PLLC. Mediator Roberts has years of experience providingl business & nonprofit legal and conflict resolution services in Middle Tennessee. Previous to that venture, Leigh Ann served for several years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Consumer Protection Division of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office. Mrs. Roberts also practiced in Clarksville, TN for the Richardson Law Firm where her practice consisted of mainly creditor's rights & insurance subrogation. Mrs. Roberts draws from her years of litigation and negotiation experience, as well as her legal practice in both the public, private and nonprofit sectors. As an Assistant Attorney General, she negotiated multi-million dollar settlements for the State of Tennessee and has mediated for many parties in Tennessee courts helping them reach resolutions which greatly enhance their lives and their communities. Mrs. Roberts provides mediation services for many types of disputes, including cases involving medical/insurance claim disputes, construction cases, property disputes, franchise litigation, employment disputes, neighbor & landlord/tenant disputes, contractual claims and conflicts within religious organizations, schools/higher education institutions and community groups.


Mrs. Roberts is an attorney and has been a mediator in Tennessee for over fifteen years. Listed as a Rule 31 Civil Mediator with the Tennessee Supreme Court, Roberts provides commercial, construction & employment mediation services as well as mediation of a host of civil claims including franchise, contract and noncompete disputes. Roberts is a certified Workplace Conflict Management Trainer for Mediation Training International and an Adjunct Professor of Mediation for Belmont University's Massey MBA Program. Leigh Ann is a past Board member and volunteer mediator for the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and has volunteered hundreds of hours of mediation services to litigants in Davidson County General Sessions Courts. Leigh Ann is certified neutral and mediator with the national panel selected by Construction Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.; mediates for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); and is a mediator and arbitrator for both the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau. Roberts attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, mediates claims across the Southeast Region and is member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, the National Association of Conflict Resolution, past Chair of the Nashville Bar Association's Mediation & ADR Committee, and past President of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, the statewide organization for ADR professionals in Tennessee.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Statewide Selected Program Recipient, the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program (2010
  • President, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (2009) (President- Elect 2008)
  • Chair, Nashville Bar Association Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2009)
  • Member, Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice ADR/Mediation Committee (2009)
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation, Belmont University MBA Program/Massey School of Business (since 2008)
  • Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association (since 2008)
  • National Construction Arbitrator, Mediator & Neutral through Construction Dispute Resolution Services (2007)
  • Designated Neutral for Better Business Bureau (since 2005) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Group Facilitation Trainer and Facilitator for Multi-Party Dialogue and Conflict Management (2007)
  • ADR Panel Member and Mediator, United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (2007)
  • Church/ Religious Organization Mediator and Trainer through Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (2007)
  • Certified Workplace Conflict Management Trainer for Mediation Training International, Inc. (2006)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31Listed General Civil Mediator for State of Tennessee (2005)
  • Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Ethics Commission (2005)
  • Licensed to Practice Law in both the State of Tennessee (1999) and Mississippi (1998)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Nat’l Commercial Section Committee (also Employment and Workplace Section)
  • Tennessee, Nashville & Williamson Co. Bar Associations & Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter


Please contact office for rate information: 615-767-5900. Note: Evening mediations - starting at 5:00 pm and Saturday mediations are also available, by appointment.


Leigh Ann Roberts 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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