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MEMBER PROFILE: Zeb E. (Barney) Barnhardt Jr.
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Zeb E. (Barney) Barnhardt Jr.
Zeb Barnhardt
4791 Forest Oaks Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406

Tel: (336) 213-9030
Fax: (866) 414-1492

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Calendar Last Updated: 9 Dec 17


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ADR Services:
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Formal Certifications:
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Superior Court Judicial Districts served:
4A, 4B, 5, 9, 9A, 10, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14, 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18, 19A, 19B, 19C, 19D, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25A, 25B

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Zeb E. (Barney) Barnhardt Jr. has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:
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From August of 1969 through March of 1998, I practiced civil law with the firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I was a member/partner of the firm from 1975 through March of 1998. Although my practice focused on general corporate, partnership and insurance law with a special emphasis on securities law matters and mergers and acquisitions, I have litigation experience in both state and federal court, as well, ranging from prosecuting collection actions to defending the first federal securities class action in the U. S. Middle District Court. I have an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Since April of 1998, I have been a solo practitioner, an independent business consultant, an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), and a mediator. My law practice is primarily corporate representation of small businesses. As a business consultant, I have provided strategic advice to growing businesses. As an arbitrator, I have served on approximately 100 panels in matters dealing with a wide range of issues and claims, serving as chair of the panel in most of those matters. I served as a co-trainer with FINRA staff personnel for FINRA arbitrator training courses. I am certified as a mediator in the North Carolina Mediation Conference.

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  • AB degree (History) from Duke University in 1964 (Angier B. Duke Scholar)
  • JD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1969 (Moot Court Board Brief Editor)
  • 1994 NASD Arbitrator Training and Chairperson Training
  • 1999 NASD New Chairperson Training
  • 2003 Mediator Training (Private Adjudication Center at Duke University)

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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I am active in the North Carolina Bar Association ("NCBA") and the American Bar Association ("ABA") through participation in their respective Business Law sections and Dispute Resolution sections. I am a past Chair of the NCBA Business Law Section and a past Chair of the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section. NCBA past service includes: member of the Board of Governors, including service on the Finance Committee; and member of several Committees, including service as chair of the Membership Recruitment & Retention Committee and chair of the Lawyer Effectiveness & Quality of Life Committee.


Rates: Administrative fee $175. Hourly rate $175. Rate for pre-conference review is subject to negotiation. No charge for travel within one hour of Greensboro, NC. Travel time and expenses for overnight stay are negotiable upon engagement.
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Payment: Payment is expected at conclusion of the mediated settlement conference, unless other arrangements are made.
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation within three days of scheduled conference requires payment of $175 administrative fee plus three hours at contracted rate, unless conference is re-scheduled and not cancelled.
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