Our attorneys educate and counsel clients on creative and cost-effective ways to resolve their disputes, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options like mediation and arbitration.

The ADR Practice Group is chaired by Richard Boyetterecognized as a well respected mediator in North Carolina. He developed an active mediation practice in the early 1990s and has mediated more than 1,600 disputes in a broad range of subject matters.

CSH attorneys from all practice groups work to help clients avoid litigation through various ADR methods.

    The ADR Practice Group assists clients across the state in mediations and arbitrations from our offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Wilmington. For more information, contact Practice Group Chair Richard Boyette.

    Most Recent Posts


    Richard Boyette Participates in Lawyers Mutual CLE Panel

    Richard Boyette served as a featured speaker in a CLE event sponsored by Lawyers’ Mutual. Richard presented on a panel presentation entitled “This Case is Killing Me,” addressing the stresses of representing difficult clients and how to prevent those cases from evolving into a legal malpractice claim.… Read More


    John Ong to Discuss Collaborative Law

    North Carolina Bar Association Logo

    John Ong, a partner at Cranfill Sumner LLP, will present “The Use of Collaborative Law in Construction Cases” at the 2018 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association. John’s presentation will be Sept. 28 at 12:45 p.m.… Read More


    Cranfill Sumner Offers Collaborative Law

    Glasses on Stack of Paper Work

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) has been expanded to include Collaborative Law, which will be led by John Ong. Ong is the Vice-Chair of the Cranfill Sumner Construction Law Practice Group and is Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court Mediations and is trained in Collaborative Law.… Read More


    Richard Boyette Selected As Lawyer of the Year For 2015 Leaders in the Law List

    Richard Boyette | Raleigh Attorney Cranfill Sumner

    Richard Boyette, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been selected as the 2015 Lawyer of the Year byNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly, in connection with its Leaders in the Law program, co-sponsored by Elon University School of Law, which honors legal professionals who excel in their profession and community involvement.… Read More


    Richard Boyette Appointed to New Law and Justice Commission

    Richard Boyette | Raleigh Attorney Cranfill Sumner

    Richard Boyette, Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Products Liability and Professional Liability Practice Groups at Cranfill Sumner LLP, has been appointed to the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ). Richard was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin, who is convening the commission.… Read More