319 S. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite 220, Charlotte, NC 28211 View on Map
Cell 704-560-0039

Practicing law in the 21st Century digital age is evermore challenging. The cost of discovering emails, social media files, texts, big data held by major communication platforms, hard drive and cellphone databases, privileged or privacy-protected documents, and blockchain-protected accounts is both staggering and expensive. Add to this client expectations for  more hands-on attention and speedy solutions, and you have a situation calling for legal counseling skills. You need to be innovative and consider a range of methods in meeting the needs of your clients. 

While no two controversies are identical, they all have common features with macro and micro issues of law, procedure, and risk assessment influenced by feelings, finances, and considerations of the future. Each situation requires a thoughtful evaluation of the best way to increase the likelihood of a timely solution of your controversy whether it be by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or some form of litigation.

With forty-seven years experience in the trial courts, private practice, and as an arbitrator and mediator, former North Carolina Superior & District Court Judge Chase Saunders brings extensive experience to problem assessment and dispute resolution processes. ViewResume.

Services offered: Arbitration, Mediation, Consulting with Attorneys on Cases, Special Master for Discovery Matters, and Umpire. 

Alternative dispute resolution services include the private and confidential mediation of state and federal court cases represented by counsel as well as private matters involving unrepresented business owners or families. Services include the private and confidential arbitration of business and tort cases as well as small business ownership and operations matters. It includes umpire services used for the resolution of insurance claims disputes. Referee or special master services may be used to resolve discovery or business operational or wind-up issues. Services also include consulting with attorneys on cases or case assessment for attorneys and individualized, dispute resolution process design.  See Case Experience . It also includes the development of corporate dispute resolution methods and approaches to prevent litigation in the first instance!

Conflict resolution services offer an economical model for use in working through business and personal problems. State and federal trial courts require their use; however, they are also available to businesses and individuals in advance of litigation. They are an alternative to the contact sport of litigation-by-jury-trial. Services are available for your use with binding and non-binding choices of outcomes. A conflict resolution process model can be discussed, designed, and structured to help meet your individual needs before you decide to sue or get sued and in the event you are sued.

Attorneys understand and can explain the  cost-benefit and risk analyses associated with “taking your case to the Supreme Court”! They counsel clients that how you first choose to address your legal problems has a lot to do with how they get resolved. Your choice of how to resolve them economically and within a reasonable time should be important to you.  See Rates.

•  Contact me by email to present your problem to eliminate phone tag and expense
•  Mediation or Arbitration at your office or in the Courthouse or at the Mecklenburg County Bar Center


The First 25 Years

NC State SealSenior Resident Superior Court Judge
Chief District Court Judge
Assistant Solicitor
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The Next 22 Years

Charlotte, NCMediation and Arbitration
Case Consultation with Attorneys
Umpire and Special Master services
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  • NC Superior and District Court mediation
  • Federal District mediation
  • NC Arbitration
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel Member
  • Consulting with Attorneys on Cases
  • Referee in business cases
  • Special Master for discovery matters
  • Umpire in insurance cases
  • General civil business contract and tort cases
  • Construction arbitration
  • Healthcare industry arbitration
  • Professional practice arbitration
  • Hospitality industry arbitration
  • Real estate issue arbitration
  • Technology issue mediation and arbitration

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