NC Mediated Solutions

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Experience & Commitment


 
...with peoples’ problems, the courtroom does not have nearly the resolving power of other, less structured dispute settling devices...
— James G. Exum, Jr. - Chief Justice North Carolina Supreme Court (1986-1994)
 

 

Mission 

to make litigation more economical, efficient, and satisfactory
— NCGS 7A-38.1(a), NCGS 7A-38.4A(a)

Mediated Solutions' services are tailored to the parties’ needs.

Rules now offer a variety of procedures to support and assist a “system of settlement events...to focus the parties’ attention on settlement...and provide a structured opportunity for settlement negotiations...” Rule 1. A. N.C.S.C. Revised Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences and Other Settlement Procedures in Superior Court Civil Actions. (“Revised Rules”). See also Rule 1.A. Revised Rules for Family cases. Both Rules note in the statement of purpose: "Nothing herein is intended to limit or prevent the parties from engaging in settlement procedures voluntarily at anytime before or after those [procedures] ordered...."

Settlement services, including co-mediation and collaborative law support [neutral evaluations], are available in any civil dispute, before or after trial litigation, or under appeal.

Mediated Solutions’ mission is simple and twofold:  

(1) provide parties the opportunity to design structured settlement events to address their particular conflict, and (2) conduct collaborative settlement procedures that resolve and  reconcile to the parties' differences. 

 

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Mediated Solutions understands that finding the right mediator to serve you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to review available services in reference to the particular needs of your case.

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Mediator/Neutral Profile

 

Charles (Chuck) Anderson                                                                                                                                                       N. C. District Court Judge, Retired, NCDRC Certified Mediator, MSC/FFS

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"Resolving cases as an intermediary is particularly meaningful after 20 years on the bench. Neutral services are useful in any dispute, but especially beneficial in controversies arising in family, business, or personal relations." 

Charles (Chuck) Anderson grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1976 he was admitted to the Bar in North Carolina after receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from U.N.C.  Judge Anderson served as a district court judge from 1996 until his 2017 retirement. After an early career in Legal Services,  he practiced with the Chapel Hill law firm of Northen Blue from 1985-1996. 

Judge Anderson's practice of law has included federal civil rights litigation and representation of clients in state trial and appellate courts as private counsel. He has served on bar association and  state court committees addressing administration of justice, court improvement, and judicial education, and attained national judicial education in areas of family violence and addiction courts. From 2012-2016 Judge Anderson served as a designated district court representative on the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. As a district court judge he received favorable evaluations from attorneys participating in surveys conducted by the N.C. Bar Association.

Judge Anderson was closely involved in Judicial District 15B’s procedural innovations in family cases, including use of  guardian ad litems for children in custody cases,  provision of parenting coordinators for parents in high conflict matters, and establishment of post separation support guidelines. By gubernatorial appointment, he served as an emergency district court judge during 2017.

Married for thirty six years and the father of two children, Judge Anderson takes great pleasure in family, a small Chatham County farm, and North Carolina's coastal waters.

 
                                                          in Brunswick County tidal waters releasing a red drum

                                                          in Brunswick County tidal waters releasing a red drum

 

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Juris Doctor, 1976

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
B.A., Economics, 1972


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Eastern District of North Carolina

  • United States Middle District of North Carolina

  • State of North Carolina
     

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Mediator-MSC/FFS (Superior and District Court) 2017

  • N.C. District Court Judge, District 15-B (1996-2016)

  • N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission, District Court Representative (2012-2016)

  • UNC-CH Center for Public Service, Advisory Board Member (2005-2013)

  • Administration of Justice Task Force, NC Bar Association (2000-2011)

  • Education Committee, NC District Court Judges’ Association (2002-2008)

  • Court Improvement Project, NC Administrative Office of Courts (2003-2008)

  • Orange-Chatham Alternative Sentencing, Inc., Board Member (2002-2012)

  • Orange County and North Carolina Bar Association  (1985-present)

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • NCDRC Certified Mediator-MSC/FFS,   Superior and District Court (2017)

  • 15B District Court Judge (1996-2016)

  • Northen Blue Law Firm, Chapel Hill, NC (1985-1996)

Representative cases: 

West End III Partners v. Lamb, 102 NC App. 458, 402 SE 2d 472, disc. review denied, 329 NC 506 (1991). (GS 6-21.2(1) attorney fees in collection action must be reasonable) 

MacLagan v Klein, 123 NC App 558, 437 SE 2d 778 (1996). (Court may consider religious issues in custody determination of the best interests of a child-father granted sole control over child’s religious education)        

  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services,   Raleigh,NC (1981-1985)

Representative case: 

Slakan v. Porter, 737 F. 2d 368 (4th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 470 US 1035 (1985). (Supervisors are liable for violations of civil rights [excessive use of force by prison guards] if deliberately indifferent to foreseeable risk of abuse-jury verdict against Secretary of Corrections and Director of Prisons upheld)

  • North State Legal Services, Orange/Chatham counties, NC (1976-1981)                

Representative case: 

Jones v. Harris, 629 F. 2d 334 (4th Cir. 1980). (Small contributions to support of illegitimate child, in context of low incomes of father’s and child’s households, entitles child to recover surviving child benefits)