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North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators - Member Roster
Membership in the Academy is generally by invitation only. Membership is limited to established mediators and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have established a solid reputation in their respective field.

Formal Criteria:
  • Only Superior Court certified mediators of 3+ years good standing are considered eligible.
  • An initial nomination is generally required from an existing member of the roster; else our Advisory Committee will be consulted on the inclusion of any new applicant.
  • All Members are professional neutrals, in mediation/arbitration practice for a minimum of 3 years,
    and must declare that a minimum of 20% of their professional efforts are dedicated to ADR practice.
  • Neutrals must have privately mediated/arbitrated at least 100 civil disputes, excluding pro bono
    court-appointed cases, and receive remuneration for mediation/arbitration at least 30 days annually.
  • 4 attorney client references required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated disputes in the preceding few months, excluding pro bono/court appt cases). Each will be contacted and questioned as to applicant's ADR approach, expertise and professionalism.

Through this strict qualification process, we are pleased to include the following established civil mediators in our member roster:

Approved Roster Members
Hon. Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret.) Asheville Barrett Resolutions
Hon. Gary S. Cash (Ret.) Asheville Gary Cash Mediation, Inc.
Sarah V. Corley Asheville MediationWorks of North Carolina
Michael W. Drye Asheville Michael W. Drye, P.C.
O. Hampton Whittington Jr. Benson Narron, O"Hale & Whittington, P.A.
Jennifer S. Brearley Cary Mediation Offices
LeAnn Nease Brown Chapel Hill Brown & Bunch, PLLC
J. Anderson Little Chapel Hill Mediation, Inc.
Melinda Melhorn Evans Chapel Hill Melinda Evans Mediation
Raymond E. Owens Jr. Charlotte Higgins & Owens, PLLC
Wayne P. Huckel Charlotte Huckel Law Mediations & Arbitrations
Gary S. Hemric Charlotte James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
Charles V. Tompkins Jr. Charlotte Tompkins Mediations
Robert A. Beason Durham Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution, LLC
Rene Stemple Ellis Durham Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution, LLC
James L. Conner II Durham Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
Dailey J. Derr Durham Dailey J. Derr, P.A.
Donald H. Beskind Durham Donald H. Beskind, PA
Joseph B. Chambliss Jr. Durham JBC Mediations LLC
G. Jona Poe Jr. Durham Poe Law Firm, PLLC
Judge David Q. LaBarre Durham Retired Superior Court Judge-Emergency Judge
Jimmy D. Sharpe Durham Sharpe Mediation Offices
T. Alan Pittman Fayetteville Alan Pittman & Associates, PC
William L. Senter Fayetteville Hutchens Law Firm
Michael M. Jones Goldsboro Dees, Smith, Powell, Jarrett, Dees & Jones
Benjamin F. Davis Jr. Greensboro Benjamin F. Davis, Jr. PA
Richard D. Conner Greensboro Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
A. Holt Gwyn Greensboro Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
Lynn G. Gullick Greensboro Gullick Mediation, Inc.
Jonathan R Harkavy Greensboro Patterson Harkavy LLP
Thomas C. Duncan Greensboro Thomas C. Duncan, PLLC
William A. Eagles Greensboro William A. Eagles, PLLC
Zeb E. (Barney) Barnhardt Jr. Greensboro Zeb Barnhardt
Mickey A. Herrin Sr. Greenville Mickey A. Herrin, Sr, Attorney At Law
Jeffrey T. Mackie Hickory Sigmon, Clark, Mackie, Hanvey & Ferrell, P.A.
Robert A. Brinson High Point Roberson, Haworth & Reese, PLLC
Russell G Walker Jr Jamestown Superior Court Judge (Retired)
Steven D. Michael Kitty Hawk Sharp, Michael, Graham & Baker, LLP
Michael A. Swann Lexington
Charles K. (Ken) McCotter Jr. New Bern Charles K. McCotter, Jr.
John A. J. Ward New Bern JOHN A. J. WARD, PLLC
M. Ann Anderson Pilot Mountain Attorney at Law, DRC Superior Court Certified Mediator
Sam Q. Carlisle II Pinehurst Attorney at Law - Mediator/Arbitrator
Roy J. Baroff Pittsboro Roy Baroff - Dispute Resolution Services
Thomas M. Clare Raleigh
Michael E. McDaniel Raleigh
Mark W. Morris Raleigh Attorney / Mediator
Jacqueline R. Clare Raleigh Attorney and Certified Mediator
Collins Barwick Raleigh Barwick Mediation P.L.L.C.
Lacy M. Presnell III Raleigh Burns, Day & Presnell, P.A.
Reagan H. Weaver Raleigh Capitol Law Resolutions
James S. Schenck IV Raleigh Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
Richard T. Boyette Raleigh Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Kate Deiter-Maradei Raleigh Deiter Mediation
Patricia L. Holland Raleigh Jackson Lewis P.C.
Karen Britt Peeler Raleigh Karen Britt Peeler, Attorney and Mediator
Asa L. Bell Jr. Raleigh Law Offices of Asa Bell, Jr. PA
Michele A. Ledo Raleigh Law Offices of Michele A. Ledo, PLLC
Robert A. Meynardie Raleigh Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC
Joseph T. Howell Raleigh Private Practice
Sidney S. Eagles Jr. Raleigh Smith MooreLeatherwood LLP
Henry W. Gorham Raleigh Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP
Barbara B. (Bonnie) Weyher Raleigh Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L. L. P.
Scott M. Taylor Research Triangle Attorney at Law / DRC Certified Mediator
Marshall A. Gallop Jr. Rocky Mount Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, PA
Ralph W. Meekins Shelby Teddy & Meekins, PLLC
Leslie A. Farfour Jr. Shelby Yelton, Farfour & Fite, P.A.
S. Kent Smith Southern Pines West & Smith, LLP
Jessie M. Conley Statesville Pressly, Thomas & Conley, P.A.
W. Lewis Sauls Whiteville WLS Mediations, Inc.
Sherman Lee Criner Wilmington Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina
Ashley M. Edwards Wilmington Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina
Frank B. Prior Wilmington Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina
Ellen R. Gelbin Winston-Salem Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
Kenneth P. Carlson Jr. Winston-Salem Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
William A. Blancato Winston-Salem Doughton Blancato PLLC
William H. Freeman Winston-Salem Resident Superior Court Judge, Ret.



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