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Tom Williams, Mediator, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tom Williams

Thomas Williams Law, PLLC
1933 Dilworth Road West
Charlotte, NC 28303
Tel: 980-247-3730
Website: www.carolinatortmediator.com
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation
Video Conferencing
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  • Practice Commenced2019
  • # of MEDS (as of 29/2/24)750
  • # of ARBS (as of 29/2/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

I have been in private practice my entire career. For some 38 years, before becoming a full-time mediator, I practiced primarily in the field of insurance defense; defending (and resolving!) lawsuits filed across North Carolina, from Murphy in the west to Jacksonville in the east. I also defended workers’ compensation claims filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. I have significant first-chair experience trying personal injury cases to a resolution in Superior Court, involving every kind of claim imaginable; including serious spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. I am well-versed in the application of uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage to injury and death claims. I understand factors that can affect the resolution of claims; including coverage disputes, and the application of various types of liens. Before I became a full-time mediator, I represented clients in countless Superior Court mediations. (In fact, I voluntarily utilized mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, before Court-Ordered mediation existed in North Carolina.)

My appellate experience includes arguing cases before the Full Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court


Case Experience

  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • JD, Wake Forest University 1982
  • BS, Appalachian State University 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in NC
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in 1983
  • Admitted to practice in the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals in 1984
  • NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator.

Rates Information

My rates for mediations conducted wholly remotely are a one-time administrative fee of $125 per party (two or more parties represented by the same attorney will be treated as one party); and $290 per hour.

I do not charge for travel if an in-person mediation is held in Mecklenburg County, Cabarrus County, or Gaston County.

If an in-person mediation is held outside of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, or Gaston I charge the rates noted above (an administrative fee  of $125 per party, and $290 per hour); and add a $100.00 per hour fee for my travel time to and from the mediation. 

I do not charge postponement fees. However, if a matter that I have been asked to mediate resolves prior to being mediated, I charge the administrative fee to defray the overhead associated with being selected.

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