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Jami Farris is a mediator and arbitrator who joined Miles Mediation in 2021. In her more than 20 years of private practice, all with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Jami has litigated diverse business disputes. She tries cases and handles appeals for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, and she arbitrates before the American Arbitration Association, the National Arbitration Forum, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Superior Court mediator.

Jami regularly advises and represents clients on a wide range of issues that include:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Tort actions arising out of business relationships
  • Internet domain name disputes
  • Social media issues
  • License terminations
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Consumer claims
  • Motor Vehicle Act claims
  • Real estate development
  • Construction cases
  • Securities cases
  • Medical malpractice cases


  • College of William and Mary, BA, English and Anthropology, 1993
    • Activities: Chi Omega Fraternity for Women; Study Abroad – South Africa (1991)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, 1999, with honors
    • Honors: James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society; North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Articles Editor, 1998-1999; North Carolina State Bar Pro Bono Public Service Award, 1999
    • Activities: Student Coordinator for UNC Law Pro Bono Program (1997-99); Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Participant

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of North Carolina, 1999
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1999
  • U.S. Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2001

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, Board of Directors, 2010-present, Vice President, 2019-present, Treasurer, 2017-2019; Member, 2006-present; Editor of Monthly Newsletter, 2014-present
  • Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court, Member, 2000-present, President, 2006-2007
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Local Rules Committee, 2007-2008

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, 2013-2021
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2019-present
  • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law Honoree, 2017
  • N.C. Pro Bono Honor Society, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Litigation; Commercial Law; Construction Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution      
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, 2012
  • Charlotte Business Journal‘s 40 Under 40, 2010
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” Young Guns, 2009
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009