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Kimberly Best
Kimberly Best

Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Featured Member

Kimberly Best


Kimberly Best, RN, MA, is a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator and Tennessee Rule 31 Trained Family Mediator, FINRA Arbitrator and owner of Best Conflict Solutions, LLC.    Her work focuses on organizational dispute resolution and dispute resolution training, with a specialization in healthcare conflict resolution.  She is immediate past president on the board of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. In addition to her Kim is also a volunteer mediator with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Dispute Resolution Program and Community/Police Unification Program and a practicing facilitator for challenging business and social conversations.

In addition to nursing school, Kim attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Clinical/Community Psychology.  She obtained a master’s degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, a certificate in Conflict Management Consulting from Pepperdine University and a certificate in Leveraging the Power of Emotions as You Negotiate from Harvard Law School.   Kim also trained in Transformative Mediation at Hofstra University, Healthcare Mediation at the University of South Florida,  Restorative Practices at the International Institute of Restorative Practices, and Facilitating Meetings Around Community Conflict with the Department of Justice.

She is a working member of the Association of Conflict Resolution Elder Mediation Professional Development Group, a proud member of the National Association for Community Mediation, and a consultant for Mediators Beyond Borders, International.   Kim is passionate about helping others resolve conflicts in a productive, non-litigious way using mediation, facilitation and collaborative problem solving in order to find optimal solutions for all parties.  She is the author of “How to Live Forever, A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story” and is a speaker and trainer on the topics of conflict management, dispute resolution processes, life transitions, and how to make difficult decisions – including end of life issues.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Police
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • School/Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer



ADR Training

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • NAFCM - Nat. Assoc. for Commun. Mediation
  • Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders