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 William A. Webb, Chair
Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 370
Raleigh, NC 27612

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

Thomas M. Clare, Esq.
1011 Vance St.
Raleigh, NC  27608

Judge Yvonne Mims Evans (retired)
Charlotte, NC

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

The Honorable Susan A. Hicks
Clerk of Superior Court
Moore County Courthouse
PO Box 936
Carthage, NC 28327

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

Laura B. Isley
3400 Coleridge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

Judge Rebecca Knight 
PO Box 701
Asheville, NC 28802

Kevin M. Marcilliat, Esq.
Rogers Law Group, LLP
203 W Millbrook Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609

The Honorable Patrick Nadolski
District Attorney
Criminal Court Building
212 West Elm St., Suite 200
Graham, NC 27253

Robert A. Ponton Jr., Esq.
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP
The Summit
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Ste. 300
Raleigh, NC 27607-7506

Diann Seigle
Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
4600 Marriott Dr., Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612

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

Judge Teresa H. Vincent
Guilford County Courthouse
No. 2 Government Plaza
PO Box 3008
Greensboro, NC 27402-3008

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