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MEMBER PROFILE: Richard T. Boyette
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Richard T. Boyette
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
5420 Wade Park Blvd., Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27607

Tel: (919) 863-8729
Fax: (919) 863-3519

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Calendar Last Updated: 14 Nov 18


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Richard Boyette's scheduling staff
(Cheryl Baldwin,


ADR Services:
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Formal Certifications:
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Superior Court Judicial Districts served:
1, 8A, 8B, 10, 11A, 11B, 12, 13, 14, 15B, 18, 21, 26

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Richard T. Boyette has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:
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Richard Boyette is a Partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, where his practice has consisted of a wide variety of defense and commercial litigation. Currently, his litigation practice concentrates in legal malpractice and product liability defense.

In the early 1990's, Mr. Boyette's interest in the process of mediation was kindled by an article in a bar journal. His interest lead him to attend the first mediation certification training class offered in North Carolina in early 1992, and to thereafter obtain mediator certification. Since 1992, Mr. Boyette has conducted over 1,600 mediations, both court appointed and by selection of parties, in a broad range of subject matters, including personal injury, contract, construction disputes, employment relations, professional liability, product liability, insurance coverage and stockbroker/customer disputes. He has also served as a trainer of other attorney mediators and a speaker at seminars on mediation. Mr. Boyette also serves as an arbitrator on selection of the parties in disputes of varying nature

In addition to litigation and mediation, Richard's practice includes commercial real estate transactions, including entity formation, land acquisition and construction and permanent financing. Richard has also advised and represented businesses in employment and contract disputes, and serves as general counsel to a commercial general contractor and developer.

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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (B.A., 1974)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (J.D., 1977, with honors)

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Member - DRI - President, 2004-05; Officer, 2001-03; Board of Directors, 1998-2001; ADR Committee Chair, 1998-99; NC State Representative, 1995-97; NC delegate to Standing Committee of State and Local Defense Organizations, 1992-95
  • Founding Director - National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, 2004
  • Member - North Carolina Bar Association - Litigation (Section Council, 1996-98); Real Property, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (Section Council, 1997-99) Sections); past member, Legislative Advisory Committee
  • Member - North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys - President, 1990-91; Award for Professional Excellence, 2004
  • Member - Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar - Board of Directors, 1996-97
  • Committee Member - Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee
Vice Chair, Wake County Bar Association Bench/Bar Committee, 2008
  • Named to "Best Lawyers in America ," 2007 and 2008 editions in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Named to "Super Lawyers" 2007 and 2008 editions in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution


Rates: Please call for details
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Payment: Our usual practice is to mail invoices for mediation fees to the attorneys for represented parties following the mediation. We normally do not require payment at the time of mediation, as required by the rules. To enable us to continue this practice, WE REQUIRE THE ATTORNEYS TO ASSURE US OF PAYMENT FOR THE STATUTORY OR AGREED SHARE OF THE MEDIATION FEES ALLOCATED TO THEIR CLIENT(S). Any attorney who is unable or unwilling to do so should insure that his/her client is prepared to pay the charges at the conclusion of the mediation session. If requested, in order to facilitate payment or collection, we will provide a handwritten invoice and receive payment at the conclusion of the mediation. Unrepresented parties with no established billing relationship with us will ordinarily be required to make payment at the conclusion of the mediation.
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