Attorney Mediator Ombuds educator



  • Roy Baroff is an attorney who focuses his practice on dispute resolution services including mediation, ombuds services and education.  He is currently working with NC State University serving as the Faculty and Staff Ombuds.

  • 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. 

  • Roy received his ombuds training in 2007 with the International Ombudsman Association and, more recently (2017) obtained advanced designation as a CO-OP  (Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner).

  • Roy is also an educator and currently teaches a Negotiations class to law students at Elon University School of Law.  He previously taught first year law students Research Reasoning Writing and Advocacy at UNC School of Law, dispute resolution courses to graduate and undergraduate students in thePeace and Conflict Studies Department at UNC Greensboro, and similar courses at Elon University School of Law.  

  • 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 organizations seeking early conflict resolution.