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Sherman Lee Criner, Mediator & Arbitrator, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sherman Lee Criner

Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina
P.O. Box 7275
Wilmington, NC 28406
Tel: (910) 251-0004
Cell: (910) 524-9111
Fax: (910) 251-0005
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina - J.D., 1993
  • Campbell University, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Buies Creek, North Carolina - MBA 1993
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina - Political Science / Criminal Justice, 1984 - 1988
  • Mediation, Inc. Family and Divorce Mediation Training, February 4, 2001

Memberships & Affiliations

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
- Re-Appointment by Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake for 2005-2008
- Appointment by Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake for 2002-2005
- Mediator Certification and Training Committee, Chairman 2004-present
- Mediator Certification and Training Committee 2002-present
North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, Member
- Nominating Committee, 2006-2007
- Section Counsel, 2000-2003
- Membership Committee Chairman, 1999-2002

North Carolina Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
- Mediation Committee, Chairman 2001-2002

North Carolina Dispute Resolution Certified Equitable Distribution and Other Family Financial Cases Mediator, March 13, 2001-present
District Court Certified Arbitrator, 1999-present
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
North Carolina Clerk Mediation Program Certified Mediator, February 1, 2007-present
North Carolina Industrial Commission Certified Mediator, July 1, 1998-present
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator, July 1, 1998-present
Duke University Private Adjudication Center Superior Court Mediation Training, April 26, 1998

Rates Information

-$300 One-Time Administrative Fee; $300Hourly Rate for Mediation; $150.00 Hourly Rate for Travel (Outside of Wilmington)

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