DECADES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
RELIABLE SETTLEMENTS THROUGH MEDIATION & ARBITRATION
We're passionate about resolving your conflict
We are Asheville-based Mediators and Arbitrators. We provide a unique perspective and service to the people of Western North Carolina by assisting attorneys and individuals with cost-efficient, creative, and caring approaches to resolving conflict and facilitating settlement in all types of disputes. Or professional neutrals are former judges with decades of experience arbiting the conflicts of people and businesses.
We provide facilitated conflict resolution and settlement services across Western North Carolina, and beyond when needed through neutral facilitation, mediation, and arbitration of civil disputes for lawyers and their clients and people who are representing themselves.
MEET THE MEDIATORS
Mediator | Arbitrator
Certified Superior Court and Family Financial Mediator
Former Lawyer, District &
Family Court Judge
Becky is a lawyer, retired judge, mediator and arbiter. She practiced law in Western North Carolina from 1982 to 1990 in private practice, as served as an Assistant County Attorney and Assistant District Attorney. She served as a District Court Judge in Buncombe County from 1990 to 2012. Since 2012, she has been a consultant, mediator and arbiter. In 2021, she partnered with Marvin to form Pope & Knight Mediation and she is available to mediate and arbitrate cases pending in the courts and private matters. Becky is a certified both as a Superior Court and Family Financial mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. Becky is currently a member of the Dispute Resolution Commission, the body that regulates court mediators in North Carolina.
Mediator | Arbitrator
Certified Superior Court and
Family Financial Mediator
Recalled Emergency Superior Court Judge
Former Lawyer, Superior,
District & Family Court Judge
Marvin is a lawyer, recalled emergency retired judge, mediator, and arbiter. He practiced law in Western North Carolina from 1973 to 2001. He served as a District Court Judge in Buncombe County from 2001 to 2010 and a Superior Court Judge from 2010 to 2021. After his retirement from the bench in 2021, the Governor appointed him as a Recalled Emergency Superior Court Judge. He will be assigned to work as a judge in Superior Court cases on an as-needed basis.
In 2021, he partnered with Becky to form Pope & Knight Mediation and he is available to mediate cases pending in the courts and private matters. Marvin is a certified mediator for Superior Court cases with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.
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