Miles Mediation & Arbitration Opens First Operation in Charlotte

Leading Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm Establishes First ADR Office Outside of Georgia


ATLANTA & CHARLOTTE (June 15, 2020) – Miles Mediation & Arbitration, the Southeast’s leading alternative dispute resolution firm (ADR), has opened a Charlotte office, marking its first foray outside the state of Georgia.


Miles Mediation & Arbitration has its headquarters in Atlanta with an office in Savannah. The firm specializes in mediation, arbitration, special master, and all forms of dispute management and has a reputation for delivering exceptional client service coupled with successful results. The firm handles a broad range of cases including complex, multi-party disputes. Miles Mediation & Arbitration is the only firm with an office dedicated solely to alternative dispute resolution in Charlotte. 


The firm’s Charlotte neutrals are all attorneys or former judges. They each have deep knowledge and expertise in areas of business, commercial, employment, construction, professional negligence, insurance coverage, contracts, wrongful death, personal injury, and family law. Mediation, arbitration, and dispute management are often a more efficient and economical way to resolve legal and corporate disputes between parties.


Miles Mediation & Arbitration CEO John Miles said: “Some would say it was an unfortunate time to expand. I think it’s a perfect time. I wish I could say I planned it. Of course, I didn’t. Our nation has been through a terrible ordeal. I am pleased that we are now able to offer first-rate ADR services to the citizens of North Carolina. We need reconciliation now more than ever.”


The Miles office is located at 6101 Carnegie Boulevard, Suite 450 in Charlotte. The 7,000 square-foot facility offers fully equipped, multi-use conference rooms, with tools and amenities to enhance client service.


Miles added: “Our sophisticated, commercial clients require top-notch space with up-to-date technology and amenities. As we do in our other markets, we provide whatever the clients need in a beautiful setting.”



The eight neutrals who have joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration in Charlotte are the following:


Jim Cooley is a certified mediator and arbitrator specializing in complex business disputes and class actions. He is a Senior Partner with Womble Bond Dickinson.


Ward Davis is a mediator and arbitrator who handles matters involving trade secrets and unfair competition, construction defects, professional negligence, shareholder disputers, insurance coverage and breaches of contracts, among other matters. He is a partner at the law firm Bell, Davis & Pitt.


Steve Dunn is a mediator who specializes in business and labor and employment disputes. He has practiced law for more than 20 years including a long partnership with Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Charlotte School of Law.


Jason James is mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience mediating complex construction, commercial, and business disputes. He maintains a construction and surety law practice as a partner at Bell, Davis & Pitt.


Meredith Jeffries is a mediator with an active practice in the area of labor and employment law. She is a member of the law firm Alexander Ricks PLLLC.


Nancy Norelli is a mediator and arbitrator who brings her experience as a District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County to her role as a neutral. Norelli has expertise mediating a wide variety of cases, including, but not limited to business disputes, employment disputes, wrongful death cases, personal injury and matters related to estate family law.


Elizabeth Todd is a mediator for both Civil and Family Financial cases. She mediates cases filed in Federal District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Todd is available to mediate all matters, whether mandatory or voluntary, in Mecklenburg and all surrounding Counties. She has her own law firm.


Danae Woodward is a mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience in labor and employment law. She has also served as in-house counsel at Duke Energy and Mecklenburg County Government. She is a founder and owner of the law firm Woodward & Woodward.


Miles Mediation & Arbitration’s neutrals are available to handle cases in-person or remotely. You can find out more information here about the firm’s new Charlotte office.




Miles Mediation & Arbitration, headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Charlotte, Savannah, and Nashville, is an award-winning alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm. The firm specializes in mediation, arbitration, special master, and all forms of dispute management and is known for its exceptional client service and reputation for delivering successful results. The firm handles all case sizes and types, including complex, multi-party disputes in areas of business, finance, construction, medical negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, trucking, real estate, insurance coverage, fiduciary, estate and probate, and premises liability. For more information, please call 888-305-3553 or visit


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Marcie Dickson

Miles Mediation & Arbitration



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