Dispute Resolution Commission Members

See the members of the Dispute Resolution Commission.

The Commission is a 17-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 (12 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; 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, Chair
316 Princess St., Ste. 341
Wilmington, NC 28401

Judge John Tyson, Vice Chair
N.C. Court of Appeals
PO Box 888
Raleigh, NC 27601

Zachary Bolen
1508 Brooks Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607

LeAnn Nease Brown, Esq.
Brown & Bunch, PLLC
101 North Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

The Honorable Benjamin David
District Attorney - D6
316 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Judge William C. Farris
PO Box 999
Wilson, NC 27894-0999

Judge Richard S. Gottlieb
Hall of Justice
PO Box 20099
Winston Salem, NC 27120-0099

Debra Griffiths, Esq. 
4600 Marriot Drive, Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27612

Judge J. Calvin Hill
Buncombe County Courthouse
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801

Laura B. Isley
3400 Coleridge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

The Honorable Lisa Y. Johnson-Tonkins
Clerk of Superior Court
Guilford County Courthouse
201 S. Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Judge Rebecca Knight
PO Box 701
Asheville, NC 28802

Barbara Morgenstern, Esq.
Morgenstern & Associates, PLLC
100 S. Elm Street, Ste. 320
Greensboro, NC 27401

Ketan Soni, Esq.
301 McDowell Street, Ste. 306
Charlotte, NC 28204

David A. Wijewickrama, Esq.
95 Depot Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Charlot F. Wood, Esq.
Bell Davis & Pitt
PO Box 21029
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029

Jayne Zanglein
Sylva, NC 28779