Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Ted Edwards was recently certified by North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) to conduct mediated settlement conferences. Edwards is now eligible to serve as a mediator in Superior Court cases.
As a mediator, Edwards will serve as an impartial third party who assists disputing parties to try and improve communication and come to an acceptable agreement that brings closure to the disputed matter. DRC certification has become particularly important since a 2006 Supreme Court rule change requiring DRC certification of mediators in all Superior Court matters. Prior to the change, a non-certified mediator could be selected, provided the parties agreed on the selected mediator.
Edwards focuses his practice on construction litigation and has extensive experience providing counsel to owners, engineers and contractors regarding construction project administration and litigation. He also advises clients on the development, operation and management of public transportation systems. In addition, Edwards is currently serving as a member of the North Carolina State Bar Council.
Edwards graduated from Duke University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology. He received his juris doctor from the Duke University School of Law in 1994.
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