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MEMBER PROFILE: Raymond E. Owens Jr.
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Raymond E. Owens Jr.
Higgins & Owens, PLLC
524 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203

Tel: (704) 295-4509
Fax: (704) 749-9451

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Calendar Last Updated: 7 Nov 18


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Ray Owens's scheduling staff
(Susan Kemmet,


ADR Services:
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Formal Certifications:
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Superior Court Judicial Districts served:
3A, 4A, 5, 8A, 10, 11A, 12, 14, 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18, 19A, 19B, 19C, 19D, 20A, 20B, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25A, 25B, 26, 27A, 27B, 28, 29A, 29B, 30A, 30B

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Raymond E. Owens Jr. has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:
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Raymond Owens is a partner at Higgins & Owens, PLLC in Charlotte. In 1978 he started his law practice with Walker Palmer and Miller, P.A., and for the next thirty one years he practiced with Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell and Hickman and its successor, K&L Gates, LLP.

His civil practice has ranged from complex business litigation to First Amendment and defamation matters. Owens has published and spoken at a number of CLE events on a wide range of topics, including technology in discovery and how to handle difficult lawyers. Among other professional and community activities, Owens is a past chair of IOLTA and a former Board member of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

Although he continues to practice as a trial lawyer, he has mediated and served as an arbitrator in over 1200 civil cases in his career and is one of the original panel members of Intercede, a dispute resolution panel based in Charlotte.

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  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 1978 (Order of the Golden Fleece)(Law Review)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., summa cum laude, History and German, 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa)

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Conservation Trust of North Carolina, Board of Directors (2012 - present)
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Directors (2004 – present)
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Board of Directors (2004 – 2012)
  • IOLTA, Board of Directors, Chair (1999-2001) and Member (1996-2001)
  • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2004-2010)
  • Arts & Science Council, Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2000-2002) and Member (1998-2004)


Rates: $325 per hour for mediations; arbitrations -$350 per hour. I do charge for travel.
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