Dispute Resolution Commission Members

See the members of the Dispute Resolution Commission.

The Commission is an 18-member body established by N.C. Gen. Stat. §7A-38.2. Appointments to the Commission are made by all branches of government: the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina (13 appointments, including the Chair), the Governor (one appointment), the President Pro Tempore of the Senate (one appointment), and the Speaker of the House (one appointment). In addition, the President of the North Carolina State Bar makes two appointments. By statute, membership on the Commission is to include superior and district court judges; a clerk of superior court; a district attorney, practicing attorneys, not certified to mediate; certified mediators; a court management staff member; and knowledgeable members of the public. Members serve three-year terms. Members of the Commission come from all regions of the State and both urban and rural communities.

Current Members

judge-phyllis-gorham.jpg   Judge Phyllis Gorham, Chair
316 Princess St., Ste. 341
Wilmington, NC 28401
Judge Lori Hamilton   Judge Lori Hamilton, Vice Chair
110 West Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
zachary-bolen.jpg   Zachary Bolen, Esq.
1508 Brooks Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Judge Christopher Bragg   Judge Christopher Bragg
Superior Court Emergency Judge
Monroe, NC
DA Ben David   The Honorable Benjamin David
District Attorney - D6
316 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Paul Ekster   Paul J. Ekster, Esq.
Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC
Tabor City, NC 28463
Angela Kidd   The Honorable Angela A. Kidd
Caldwell County Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 1376
Lenoir, NC 28645
Judge Toni King   Judge Toni King
PO Box 363
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Frank Laney   Frank C. Laney, Esq.
Cary, NC 27513
Ralph Meekins   Ralph W. Meekins, Sr., Esq.
Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, PLLC
Shelby, NC 28150
H. David Niblock   H. David Niblock, Esq.
Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker, LLP
110 Oakwood Drive, Ste. 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Judge William Southern   Judge William Southern
101 Scenic Ridge Place
King, NC 27021
Judge Michael Stading   Judge Michael J. Stading
N.C. Court of Appeals
PO Box 888
Raleigh, NC 27601
Robin Stinson   Robin J. Stinson, Esq.
Bell, Davis & Pitt
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Alice Stubbs   Alice Stubbs, Esq.
Tharrington Smith
Raleigh, NC 27601
Randolph Sumner   H. Randolph Sumner, Esq.
Mullen, Holland & Cooper, P.A.
PO Box 488
Gastonia, NC 28053
    Justina Tate
Burke County Courthouse
PO Box 796
Morganton, NC 28655
david-wijewickrama.jpg   David A. Wijewickrama, Esq.
95 Depot Street
Waynesville, NC 28786