Effective and practical
guidance for businesses
and individuals

Navigating the treacherous waters of legal disputes,
organizational impasse, and relational conflict.

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Enabling Businesses and Individuals to Pursue Collaborative Resolutions

Your experienced guide through the turbulent waters of legal disputes and interpersonal conflicts

Litigation costs and endless procedural practice are often the less-than-desirable consequences of legal disputes. The good news is that in most cases, these situations can be averted through skilled counsel and professional assistance. Osborn Conflict Resolution assists parties as both an advocate and a neutral third party in mediation and arbitration proceedings. I am among the first group of North Carolina litigation attorneys trained in the practice of collaborative law for non-domestic civil disputes. Under the collaborative law model, the parties and their attorneys work together in pursuit of a mutually agreeable outcome–before the “litigation meter” starts running. Whether a legal disagreement stems from a business matter, a family disagreement, or any other kind of interpersonal conflict, I have the knowledge and experience to guide parties toward a resolution in which everyone gains a measure of success by avoiding the inevitable stress and expense of litigation.

Assisting businesses and individuals to resolve conflict with less expense, stress, and delay

Whether seeking help with mediation or advocacy, individuals, businesses and peers know they can count on Osborn Conflict Resolution for exemplary service in the form of:

  • Creative pursuit of  “win-win” resolutions — Having worked as a litigation attorney for more than two decades, I know the true costs of going to court. By looking at the broader perspective, I have seen how using mediation or collaborative law often benefits both parties in the end.
  • Experienced guidance through the Mediation and Negotiation process — My experience as a longtime ligation attorney, former federal law clerk, and law professor has equipped me to understand and guide clients though most any kind of business or commercial dispute.  In addition to understanding the law, I have the practical knowledge to equip disputing parties to pursue practical strategies for resolution, and to empower and equip clients to negotiate more effectively towards an amicable, but fair resolution.
  • Collaborative law for civil disputes:  Even bitter adversaries can benefit from using the collaborative law process to resolve disputes. Wherever possible, I am passionate about helping warring parties work together to share information and reach agreement outside of court.
  • Highly rated by peers — I have earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, in recognition of my legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with my work.

Once people understand the advantages of resolving disputes outside of a courtroom, they often return to Osborn Conflict Resolution to pursue a better way of navigating legal disagreements.

Working to end legal conflicts in a mutually beneficial manner

At Osborn Conflict Resolution, I use the experience gained from more than 20 years as an attorney and law professor to represent corporate, institutional, and individual clients in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Real Estate and Construction law — Disputes over real property and construction projects are often complex, maddening, and costly. Having represented numerous real property owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors, I am familiar with all the different ways that parties to a construction contract can get sideways with one another.  More importantly, that background enables me to help parties negotiate practical, cost-effective, amicable resolutions that get projects back on track for completion.
  • Labor and Employment law: Disagreements about issues such as discrimination and non-compete covenants are well suited to alternative methods of dispute resolution because the parties are familiar with each other. I help clarify vague standards and promote compromise that protects each party’s rights.
  • Legal Malpractice Claims: Lawyers are required to act with professional conduct and integrity. When a lawyer is accused of not upholding these obligations, or committing legal malpractice, the stakes are high.M My unique training as a mediator, skill set, and background as a frequent Continuing Legal Education presenter on ethics and professional responsibility means that I not only understand the Rules of Professional Conduct, but I also understand why and how mistakes may happen in the practice of law.
  • Probate and trust litigation — Quarreling over the distribution of a decedent’s assets can quickly threaten to consume or erode the assets themselves. In handling probate and trust litigation matters, Osborn Conflict Resolution provides knowledgeable counsel that is cognizant of and sensitive to the emotional strain and family dynamics involved.

Although there are of course some matters that need to be adjudicated through litigation, but why not explore whether your particular situation might be appropriate for a collaborative approach?

Contact me for a free initial consultation

Osborn Conflict Resolution helps clients resolve all types of disputes through mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration or, when absolutely necessary, litigation. Call 704-579-5524 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation by telephone or at my Charlotte office.


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