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J. Anderson Little, Mediator & Arbitrator, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

J. Anderson Little

Mediation, Inc.
PO Box 16205
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Tel: (919) 967-6611
Fax: (919) 967-3212
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 2/10/23)6000
  • # of ARBS (as of 2/10/23)200
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Andy Little is trained and certified as Civil Trial Court and Family Mediator. With a flourishing fulltime practice and over 20 years experience in mediation, Andy has mediated almost 6000 cases in state and federal courts. Prior to setting up his mediation practice, Andy had 17 years experience as a trial lawyer in a wide variety of matters, including commercial, personal injury, domestic & criminal cases. Andy's practice is now devoted exclusively to conducting mediated settlement conferences, teaching others mediation skills and techniques, and arbitration.

In addition to his mediation practice, Andy is an active leader in North Carolina’s Dispute Resolution Commission which is the agency that certifies court mediators and enforces the Supreme Court’s Standards of Conduct for Mediatos.and [insert all other commissions/committees].  He is the author of an ABA publication entitled Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes, which has been well received by civil court mediators.  His reputation as an author and  leader in the mediation community has led numerous bar associations around the country to invite him to speak to their memberships about mediation and negotiation.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death



      • Davidson College, A.B. 1966
      • Union Theological Seminary, MDiv. 1970
      • UNC School of Law, JD, 1975


Mediation Training:

      • 186 Hours of Formal Family and Trial Court Mediation and Group Facilitation training.
      • Trial Court Mediation: Dispute Management, Inc., Orlando, FL - 1990-91
      • Trial Court Mediation: Mediation, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 1991
      • Child Custody and Divorce Mediation: CDR Associates, Boulder, CO. - 1990
      • Group Facilitation: Dispute Settlement Center, Orange Co., NC - 1990
      • Family and Divorce Mediation: Mediation Network of NC, Chapel Hill, NC - 1989
      • Community Dispute Mediation: Dispute Settlement Center, Orange County, NC. - 1988

Memberships & Affiliations


NC Dispute Resolution Commission

  • Served twice as Chair by appointment of the Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court and served six terms as a member. The Commission certifies mediators for the District and Superior Court mediation programs and regulates mediator conduct under Standards promulgated by the Supreme Court. It also recommends rule changes for those court programs. Continues to serve as an ex-officio member

Dispute  Resolution Committee & Section, North Carolina Bar Association

  • Chaired NCBA committee which developed the pilot and state-wide program of Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court (1989-91, 1995-Present). Sought and obtained legislative and judicial enactment of authorizing statutes and rules to implement program (1995).

  • Authored legislation and chaired the committee which created a pilot program of mediated settlement conferences in equitable distribution cases (1997-2001) and was implemented statewide in 2001.

  • Selected as the first chair of the newly created Dispute Resolution Section of the NCBA in 1994. Continues to serve the Dispute Resolution Section by chairing the Section’s legislative efforts.

Rates Information

Please call 919-967-6611 for details.

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