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Roy Baroff, Attorney, Mediator, ArbitratorRoy Baroff is an attorney who focuses his practice on dispute resolution services.

He is a North Carolina Superior Court, Family Financial and Clerk of Court Certified Mediator (certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission). He is also an arbitrator, provides dispute resolution training, teaching and external ombuds services.

He serves as a mediator in a range of settings including Superior, District and Federal Court, the North Carolina Industrial Commission and in matters before the Clerk of Court. Roy also serves as mediator for the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence in conjunction with their Medicare Quality Improvement program.

Roy was originally trained as a mediator in 1982 and received his North Carolina Superior Court Mediator Certification in 1992. He completed his Family Financial mediation training in 2003 and his Clerk of Superior Court training in 2006. He joined the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator panel in 2002 and the National Association of Securities Dealers (now Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) panel in 2004.

Roy is an educator. He teaches first year law students Research Reasoning Writing and Advocacy at UNC School of Law and Mediation Theory and Practice to graduate students in the Program on Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution at UNC Greensboro. He also provides mediation training and other conflict resolution skills programming. In the past he has provided leadership training for sports teams in collaboration with Team Achievement, Inc.

Roy is proactive when it comes to conflict and believes addressing conflict situations early and in a systematic manner can make businesses and organizations more productive and competitive. He provides external ombuds services to businesses and organizations seeking early conflict resolution.

Dispute Resolution Training:
1982 : Mediation, Orange County Dispute Settlement Ctr.
1985 : Facilitator, Interaction Associates, Inc.
1989 : Public Disputes, Mediation Network of NC
1992 : Mediation, American Arbitration Association
1992 - 04 : Advanced Mediation, United States Arbitration & Mediation
2002 & 09: Advanced Mediation, Mediation, Inc.
2002 - 09 : Advanced Mediation, North Carolina Bar Association
2002 - 06 : Arbitration I, II, Chair, Ethics, American Arbitration Association
2003 : Family Financial Mediation, Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
2003 : Arbitration, National Association of Sec. Dealers
2003 : Collaborative Law, Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
2004 : Advanced Mediation Skills, Zena Zumeta
2006 : Clerk of Court Mediation, Mediation, Inc.
2007 : Advanced Mediation, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative
2007 : Ombuds 101, International Ombuds Association

Training in Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Leadership provided for:
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Council on Education in Management
  • Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
  • Duke Private Adjudication Center
  • JSP International
  • Mediation Center in Asheville, N.C.
  • Mediation, Inc.
  • Metaldyne
  • Mt. Olive Women’s Soccer Team
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Negotiation Program
  • North Carolina Central School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities
  • Orange County Dispute Settlement Center
  • Plum Springs Clinic
  • United States Arbitration & Mediation
  • University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Team
Presentations and Teaching on Mediation and Conflict Resolution:
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Community Independent School
  • Mediation Network of North Carolina
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • National Soccer Coaches of American Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Industrial Commission
  • The Rosen Law Firm
  • UNC Greensboro - Masters Program in Conflict Resolution

Legal Expertise
Roy entered the practice of law in 1987 providing legal services in a general civil practice. From 1990 until 2001 he primarily maintained a plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation practice. Specifically, from November 1994 - June 2001 Roy represented plaintiffs in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims at The Jernigan Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Throughout Roy’s legal practice, he has maintained an active mediation practice. In June 2001, Roy established his current practice focused on mediation and other dispute resolution services.
Education
Roy holds a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an MA in Anthropology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and his JD degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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