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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Charlotte

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228 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Why choose this provider?

Collins Family Law Group is a divorce and family matter attorney-at-law firm located in Charlotte. The firm has more than 20 years experience, is a certified superior court mediator in North Carolina, and holds membership in the estates and trusts section and family law section of the North Carolina Bar Association. A recent client said that her Collins Family Law Group attorney "is fair, honest and family oriented. She understands family crisis and the need for confident, understanding, and professional intervention.”

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Attorney NamesExperience
Shawna Collins - Founding Attorney29 yrs

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4.7
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (24)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (17)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (2)

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Charlotte, NC 28203

Why choose this provider?

The Law Offices of Michelle Gessner is a labor and employment law firm offering general counsel, mediation and litigation services in Charlotte. The firm is affiliated with the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar, American Bar Association, Charlotte Women’s Bar Association, and the Chief Litigation Counsel Association. The firm is a certified North Carolina Dispute Resolution Committee court mediator.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Michelle Gessner - Principal25 yrs

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4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
Avvo
3.5 / 5 (3)

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Monroe, NC 28112

Why choose this provider?

The Khan Law Offices are attorneys focused on criminal and family law cases. The firm is family run and was founded in 1998 with an office in Monroe. The attorneys have been rated “excellent” and “superb” by Avvo, have won the Clients’ Choice award in 2014, and have been named one of the “top one percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Allison Khan - Managing Member27 yrs

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (12)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Charlotte, NC 28210

Why choose this provider?

Southpark Family Law is a group of adoption, child support, and alimony attorneys in Charlotte. The firm offers support for all family law matters, including post-separation support, separation agreements, collaborative law, domestic violence, child custody, and civil no-contact cases. A free consultation and flexible payment plans can be provided via the firm's website.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Molly Anthony - Principal15 yrs

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3.7
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (3)

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400 S Tryon St Ste 950, Charlotte, NC 28285

Why choose this provider?

McIlveen Family Law Firm is a group of family law attorneys with offices in Charlotte and Gastonia. The firm holds memberships with the North Carolina Bar Association, Gaston County Bar Association, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association and has 30 years of divorce and family law experience. The firm holds regular divorce seminars in the local community and has intimate knowledge of the North Carolina divorce and family law. McIlveen Family Law is LawQA, DivorceSource, Justia, and AVVO verified.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Sean Mcilveen - Founding Partner26 yrs
Angela Mcilveen - Partner/Co-Founder/CEO16 yrs

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4.2
Google
4.1 / 5 (43)
Avvo
4.5 / 5 (11)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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Website
Charlotte, NC 28202

Why choose this provider?

Hatcher Law Group is a law firm that focuses on family law matters. The firm has offices in Charlotte and Davidson and has been practicing for more than 20 years. The firm can provide strategic guidance on issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution or other domestic-related matters. The firm has earned the title of Board Certified Specialist in Family Law from the North Carolina State Bar and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Paul DeJesse - Partner18 yrs
Daniel Lewis - Junior Partner12 yrs
J. Gregory Hatcher - Managing Partner31 yrs

Reputation:

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5.0
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Charlotte, NC 28204

Why choose this provider?

Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons is a law firm in Charlotte that offers representation in a range of legal areas including real estate, business, employment, and civil litigation. The firm is “A-V” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and a private practice attorney praises the firm's services, saying “[our lawyer has] the utmost integrity who provides the dynamic combination of solid legal skills with zealous advocacy to afford her clients the highest quality representation.”

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Attorney NamesExperience
Timothy Sellers - Founding Member44 yrs

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4.3
Google
4.3 / 5 (52)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (2)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (1)

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5.0
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Website
14835 Ballantyne Village Way Ste 225, Charlotte, NC 28277

Why choose this provider?

Kennedy Law Associates is a family law firm in Charlotte that focuses on family law and estate planning. The firm focuses on reaching agreements through mediation and collaborative means, using litigation as a last resort. A recent client says, “[Kennedy Law Associates are] diligent, detailed and friendly. They are my go-to firm.”

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Attorney NamesExperience
Marsha Kennedy - Principal/Founder29 yrs

Reputation:

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4.6
Google
4.5 / 5 (40)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

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5.0
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Website
Charlotte, NC 28204

Why choose this provider?

Maloney Law & Associates are attorneys in Charlotte who focus on employment law issues. The firm can provide support to employees and employers in areas such as discrimination, whistleblower procedures, non-compete agreements, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, separation and benefits, mediation, business litigation, disability rights and executive counseling.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Margaret Maloney - Member/Founder38 yrs

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4.1
Google
4.2 / 5 (17)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (2)

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3.8
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Website
Charlotte, NC 28262

Why choose this provider?

The Canipe Law Firm focuses on business and contract law, offering support with issues such as business and commercial litigation, employment law, general counsel services, mediation, mergers and acquisitions, workers’ compensation, personal injury and wills, estate planning, and probate law. Many services are offered on a flat-fee basis, and the firm holds memberships with the North Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and the US Federal District Courts. The Canipe Law Firm is a certified mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Committee.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Jeremy Canipe - Founder22 yrs

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5.0
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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3.8
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Website
Charlotte, NC 28204

Why choose this provider?

Westmoreland Legal is a family law attorney in Charlotte with a focus on divorce, mediation, custody, employment, and wills. Anna Westmoreland has been practicing law since 2004. She graduated cum laude, with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received her JD from the New England Law School in Boston. There are many glowing reviews of Anna's law service, such as, "It’s amazing how an attorney can be so warm and caring yet aggressive and tactful in pursuing their clients’ needs."

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Attorney NamesExperience
Anna Westmoreland - Principal20 yrs

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (14)

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5.0
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Website
Gastonia, NC 28052

Why choose this provider?

Mullen Holland & Cooper are a business litigation law firm in Gastonia. The firm is focused on civil litigation, business development and estate planning and has 60 years experience in supporting businesses, professionals, and employees in North and South Carolina. The firm has been awarded an “A-V Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s bar register of preeminent lawyers, and has been recognized by the North Carolina Bar Association for providing pro bono free services for those unable to pay.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Langdon Cooper - Partner55 yrs

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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5.0
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Website
10851 Sikes Place, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce

Why choose this provider?

Epperson Law focuses on family and divorce law in Weddington and Boone. The firm offers 24/7 access to a dedicated attorney and regular status updates as well as in-depth knowledge of the judicial system in the North Carolina area. The firm also offers support for estate planning, real estate matters, personal injury recovery, and business law issues. With 24 years’ experience, the attorneys are ready and able to give advice on complex family law matters.

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Attorney NamesExperience
James Epperson - Founding partner30 yrs
Amber Morris - Associate Attorney12 yrs
Steven Ockerman - Partner22 yrs
Lauren Watkins - Associate Attorney9 yrs

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4.6
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (7)

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5.0
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Website
Charlotte, NC 28210

Why choose this provider?

Smith Law Firm is a Charlotte employment and labor law firm. The firm offers counseling and litigation services to employers and individuals, and it is one of a small number of practices which focus on workers compensation. The firm opened in 2004 and has tried over 50 jury trials and over 100 workers compensation cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

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Attorney NamesExperience
Jack Smith - Member38 yrs

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4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (12)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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FAQs

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an alternative to going to trial during legal disputes. The parties on both sides agree to work with an impartial third party who oversees discussions concerning the matter in dispute. The goal and hope of mediation is to come to a settlement or compromise that is agreeable to both parties. The mediator doesn't represent either party but works with both to help ensure that discussions are civil and agreements are as fair as possible given the situation. In many cases, if mediation fails, then the parties can move on to a trial in court.

  • What is arbitration?

    Arbitration is another alternative to a court trial, but it's a bit more formal than mediation. During the arbitration, evidence and testimony is presented to a panel of people who act as judges of sorts. They issue an opinion about the matter in writing, and depending on how the arbitration was entered into, it may or may not be binding. If it's binding, the parties must accept and abide by the decisions of the arbitrators. Commonly, each side selects a third-party arbitrator, and each of those people selects a third person.

  • Is arbitration or mediation better?

    Arbitration and mediation both have pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personal preferences, legal goals, and the details of your case. Mediation can offer more control, and because of that, those who go through it tend to report a higher level of satisfaction. But arbitration is more formal and may provide a more structured environment, which may be needed if civil discussions aren't possible.

  • How do I choose a mediator or arbitrator?

    If you can choose a mediator or arbitrator, it's critical to look for a neutral third party. Someone who is in any way tied to either side or who might have a known strong opinion on matters related to the case may not be the best option. Legal knowledge is important for mediators and arbitrators, but arbitrators should also have court experience. Retired or former judges or trial lawyers may be good choices for arbitrators, for example.

  • What is an arbitration agreement?

    An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.

  • What is mandatory arbitration?

    Mandatory arbitration occurs when someone is forced to use arbitration as a means of settling an issue. One of the most common scenarios for this is employment. Employers may require that employees sign an arbitration agreement before they can begin work. The employees then give up some rights to go to court over certain employment issues.

  • What should I expect in child custody mediation?

    During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.