Joe Jarret is a Tennessee Attorney, Federal District Court Mediator and Arbitrator, and Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator who has been practicing public sector law for over twenty two years. He has served as chief legal counsel for three different public entities and has practiced before the Tennessee Supreme Court, federal courts, and lower state courts in Tennessee and Florida. Prior to relocating to E. Tennessee, he served Polk County, Florida, a charter form of government with a population 554,000, as its County Law Director. He is a former Manatee County, Florida, (population 316,700) Deputy County Law Director, during which time he also served as the County's risk and insurance manager. He is the former Chief Counsel/Managing Attorney for the Hardee County, Florida Office of the 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney during which time he prosecuted violent felonies and litigated matters before the Florida Governor and his Cabinet. He served on the Florida Governor's Disaster Task Force, was an instructor for the Florida Sheriff's Academy and served several Florida universities as an adjunct instructor. He publishes frequently on behalf of several public administration and risk management publications. He is a former active duty United States Army Armored Cavalry Officer and Air Force Special Agent with services overseas.