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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 and Retired District Court Judge, Rebecca Knight

REBECCA KNIGHT

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.

Marvin Pope's portrait

MARVIN POPE

Mediator | Arbitrator
Certified Superior Court 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. 

Abitrator Gary Cash

GARY S. CASH

Arbitrator
Certified Superior Court and Family Financial Mediator
Former Lawyer, District &
Family Court Judge

Gary is a lawyer, judge, mediator and arbiter.  He practiced law in Western North Carolina from 1976 to 1986 in private practice.  He served as District Court Judge in Buncombe County from 1986 to 2011 and was the Chief District Court Judge from 2002 until his retirement.  Gary served as a mediator from 2011 to 2020 and was certified as a Superior Court and Family Financial Mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission.  He is a former member and Chair of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.  Gary has retired from the practice of law, the bench and his private mediation practice.  However, he still arbitrates cases individually or in collaboration with Marvin and/or Becky serving on two- or three-member arbitration panels.