Chris Osborn uses his extensive training as a Superior Court mediator and trained collaborative lawyer to help separating and divorcing couples, deadlocked businesses, and families with inheritance disputes find practical, cost-effective solutions to complex problems.
In his 25+ years of practice, including 11 years as an associate and shareholder with Horack Talley in Charlotte, he has helped clients reach amicable resolutions in a wide range of disputes, including separation and divorce, construction, business breakups, and will caveats.
Chris was certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission as a Superior Court mediator in 2009, and completed his Collaborative Practice training in 2016.
From 2012-2015, Chris was an Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he taught “Interviewing, Client Counseling, and Negotiations,” along with first year classes in Contracts and Civil Procedure.
Chris is also the co-founder of ReelTime CLE (www.reeltimecle.com), an internationally-renowned provider of dynamic, interactive CLE workshops, conferences, law firm retreats, and professional development training programs, as well as lawyer coaching services.
Christopher Peace has practiced with Osborn Conflict Resolution since 2017, bringing a wealth of experience from his work both in civil litigation private practice and as a local government attorney. While serving as an attorney in the Mecklenburg County Attorney’s Office, Chris represented the County in a wide variety of matters, including Youth and Family Services determinations in custody cases involving allegations of abuse or neglect, as well as advising mental health professionals in all aspects of administering Medicaid services (through MeckLINK).
Building upon earlier careers in music (performance and recording) and retail business management, Chris Peace favors a practical approach to problem-solving that takes the mystery out of the law with the goal of empowering clients to be active partners in arriving at solutions. He strongly believes that the adversarial nature of litigation only rarely allows for resolution of core conflicts, especially in family matters. For this reason, Chris encourages his family law clients to be open, patient, and focused on the best possible outcomes for all concerned.
While his North Carolina civil litigation experience is broad—including estate matters, employment disputes, business (contract) issues, and more—his practice is currently concentrated on resolution of child custody and visitation issues and representation of various parties-in-interest (such as relatives, guardians, and foster parents) in child protective cases and investigations, frequently involving investigations by local county Department of Social Services (DSS).
Chris is committed to employing the concepts and principles from his training in collaborative law whenever possible. He excels in advocating for his clients by maintaining respect for other parties, while also avoiding the cost, destructive adversity, and uncertainty of an all-out legal fight.
Rochelle Jameson serves as the nerve center that holds our firm together-and hers is often the first face you’ll see or voice you’ll hear. She draws upon her career experience in office administration and customer relations (as well as a background in administration of a corporate legal department) to help us keep everything in order and the “trains running on time.” Rochelle has developed and utilized her people skills serving in leadership roles with various public and private entities, including Hope Community Church, Young Life, The American Red Cross, Mothers of Preschoolers (“MOPS”), and Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats.
In addition to her educational background and professional experience, Rochelle is a devoted wife and mother to three sons, and she is actively engaged as a volunteer in her local community. With her background and practical life experiences, Rochelle understands the importance of providing timely, precise, and effective communication and assistance to our clients.