Michael P. Thomas, a partner with the law firm of Patrick, Harper & Dixon LLP, has been certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator. Mediation is a structured settlement discussion among the parties to a lawsuit or other dispute. Courts frequently order participants in litigation to attend mediation. Only Certified Mediators are eligible to conduct mediation sessions ordered by North Carolina Superior Courts.
Mr. Thomas represents clients in litigation throughout North Carolina and around the country, in cases concerning intellectual property, employment laws, corporate governance, and business transactions which have not ended successfully. He also advises and represents business clients in negotiating complex agreements, including executive agreements and corporate transactions. The training required to become certified not only further enhances Mr. Thomas’ skills negotiating on behalf of clients but it also expands the set of services he offers to the community.