EMPOWERING PEOPLE, ACHIEVING DREAMS
Christopher Seaton graduated in 2010 from the Appalachian School of Law with the Lawyers as Problem Solvers (LAPS) Certificate--signifying advanced training in Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques including interest-based mediation and negotiation. Before graduating, Mr. Seaton earned his Rule 31 Civil Mediator listing in Tennessee; he completed his Rule 31 Family Law training while studying for the Tennessee Bar.
Mr. Seaton founded Quest Conflict Resolution in Greeneville, Tennessee after admission to the Tennessee Bar--a firm devoted to helping people find creative ways to solve their problems outside the courtroom. During his time in Greeneville, he mediated cases ranging from two party divorces without children to complex matters requiring extensive cultural research. His mediation talents earned him a spot as a guest teacher for the Certified Civil Mediation Practicum and the Dispute Resolution Survey Course for his alma mater.
In addition to mediation, Mr. Seaton served his community as a member of the Criminal Defense bar and the Juvenile Court, working on matters involving everything from drug cases to dependency and neglect/severe abuse matters. Mr. Seaton has served as a Guardian Ad Litem on numerous occasions.
Now in Knoxville, Tennessee, Christopher continues his dream of helping people creatively solve their problems while also working in the field of entertainment law. He has assisted American Parkour, Inc.--the largest grass roots organization of parkour and freerunning practitioners in the world--as General Counsel. His television clientele includes Jan Charles of WVLT-TV’s “Food City Kitchen” and the upcoming “Restaurant: Express,” set to debut November 3, 2013.
A firm believer in cultivating emotional awareness and intelligence, Mr. Seaton is ranked “Proficient” with the Ekman/Matsumoto Deception Diagnostic tools and has spoken on the benefits of reading party body language to groups such as the D.C Open Door Mediator Program, the Virginia Mediation Network, and the Collaborative Law Professionals of Roanoke.
Mr. Seaton is also a firm believer in community service, having won the 2010 Willard Owens Award for Excellence in Community Service while at the Appalachian School of Law--signifying over three hundred hours of volunteer work performed. He is a member of Rockford Masonic Lodge #469 in Rockford, Tennessee, the North Knoxville Lions Club, the Knoxville Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta's Knoxville Alumni Chapter.