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MEMBER PROFILE: Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.
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Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
100 N. Cherry Street, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Tel: (336) 721-6843
Fax: (336) 748-9112

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ADR Services:
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Formal Certifications:
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Superior Court Judicial Districts served:
5, 10, 12, 14, 15A, 15B, 16A, 16B, 18, 19A, 19B, 19C, 21, 22, 23, 25A, 25B, 26, 28

[ Click for Map of N. Carolina's Districts ]

Kenneth P. Carlson Jr. has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:
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Ken Carlson is a certified mediator who has practiced labor & employment law exclusively since 1993. The majority of his practice now involves serving as a mediator or arbitrator, primarily focusing on various areas of employment law such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, FLSA/wage & hour, ERISA/benefits, and trade secret/covenant not to compete issues. As a certified mediator, Ken mediates cases in both federal and state courts throughout North Carolina, and in other states upon request.

Ken is a former chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation.  He is consistently named to Business North Carolina’s annual “Legal Elite”, to the list of North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” and to the Best Lawyers in America for labor & employment law and/or alternative dispute resolution.  At various times, he has also received the Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in both areas of practice for the Winston-Salem/Greensboro metropolitan area.

Ken is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars, and has written numerous articles and CLE materials on such diverse matters as mediating in a manner to help avoid impasse, “best practices” for a successful mediation, legal ethics in mediation, and the pros and cons of employment law arbitration.  In addition to his mediation and legal practice, Ken is an adjunct professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law where he teaches courses in advanced trial practice and trade secrets/unfair competition. 

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  • Wake Forest University School of Law - J.D., 1990
  • Yale Divinity School - Master of Divinity, 1981
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.A., English, 1976

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Winston-Salem Society for Human Resources Management and Board Member
  • Former Past Chair and Council Member, Dispute Resolution Section of the NC Bar Association
  • Past Editor, NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter and Labor & Employment Section Newsletter


Rates: Mediations - $325/hour, including a one-hour administrative fee, plus expenses such as mileage and other travel-related costs (except meals). I only charge for one-way travel time. Arbitrations - $385/hour, plus expenses.
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Payment: Mediations -- parties are usually invoiced by mail or email after the mediation conference is concluded. Arbitrations -- parties are invoiced initially and at various intervals. All invoices are due upon receipt.
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Cancellation Policy: I do not charge a cancellation or postponement fee, no matter when it occurs.
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