Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

As an alternative to litigation, Roberts & Stevens offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) both in and out of court. In North Carolina, ADR is mandatory in some cases. We provide mediation and arbitration services, and several of our attorneys are Certified Mediators.

Types of Services

  • Mediation – Mediation is a negotiation process, in which the mediator helps the parties negotiate a mutually acceptable solution. The disputes may involve states, organizations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome.
  • Mediators use appropriate techniques and/or skills to open and/or improve dialogue in a dispute, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. The mediator is impartial. Disputants may use mediation in a variety of disputes, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, and community.
  • Arbitration – Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution out of the court. The parties of a conflict agree to be bound by a decision made by an arbiter, an independent third party or a panel of arbiters. The decision of an arbitrator is as binding on the parties to the arbitration as a court judgment, and it can be enforced by the courts, if necessary.

Memberships and Awards

    • U.S. News– Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” Ranking Asheville Tier Two Firm in Arbitration (2015)

NC Court Certified Mediators

Mark C. Kurdys
Marc S. Rudow

Other Attorneys Involved in Mediations

Eric P. Edgerton
Jacqueline D. Grant
Ann-Patton Hornthal
Kenneth R. Hunt
Phillip T. Jackson
Dennis L. Martin, Jr.
Wyatt S. Stevens
F. Lachicotte (‘Lach’) Zemp, Jr.