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Sarah V. Corley, Mediator & Arbitrator, Asheville, North Carolina.

Sarah V. Corley

MediationWorks of North Carolina
P.O. Box 7563
Asheville, NC 28802
Tel: (828) 779-9327
Cell: (828)779-9327
Fax: (828) 232-2801
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: South Carolina

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  • Practice Commenced: 1988
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2023): 800
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Sarah Corley, J.D., has more than 20 years of experience mediating disputes. She began her career as a lawyer specializing in litigation and employment law. She is admitted to the Bars of Georgia and California and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.

After realizing the benefits of mediation with her own clients, Sarah pursued mediation training and certification. She volunteered her services to the Justice Center of Atlanta and subsequently became the Executive Director of The Mediation Center of Asheville. Sarah was a lead trainer for The Mediation Center's Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conferences Seminar and served as the center's director from 1992 to 1996; she went on to found MediationWorks in 1996.

Sarah is a member of numerous mediation panels and has extensive training in general, family and workplace mediation. She also provides permanency mediation for court-referred child abuse and neglect cases.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation


  • NYU School of Law, Order of the Coif, Juris Doctor
  • Dartmouth College, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology

Memberships & Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Mediation Panels:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Mediation Center, Asheville, NC
  • USDA Forest Service
  • U.S. Postal Service

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