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 John Tyson   Judge John Tyson, Vice Chair
N.C. Court of Appeals
PO Box 888
Raleigh, NC 27601
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
Judge Lori Hamilton   Judge Lori Hamilton
110 West Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
Judge Toni King   Judge Toni King
PO Box 363
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Frank Laney   Frank C. Laney, Esq.
Cary, NC 27513
H. David Niblock   H. David Niblock, Esq.
Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker, LLP
110 Oakwood Drive, Ste. 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
ketan-soni.jpg   Ketan Soni, Esq.
301 McDowell Street, Ste. 306
Charlotte, NC 28204
Judge William Southern   Judge William Southern
101 Scenic Ridge Place
King, NC 27021
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
charlot-wood.jpg   Charlot F. Wood, Esq.
Bell, Davis & Pitt
PO Box 21029
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029