JOSEPH E. TURNER
Over 25 years of experience as a trial judge and a certified mediator for 5 years:
District Court Judge for 22 years
Chief District Court Judge for 7 years
Resident Superior Court Judge for 2 years
Emergency Superior Court Judge
Private and public practice of law for 12 years prior to election to the bench
Agreements bring relief and release
I am engaged in an active mediation practice in Family Law cases in the District Court, General Civil Litigation in the Superior Court, and Workers Compensation cases before the Industrial Commission.
Whether appointed or retained, I charge an Administrative Fee of $150 per case and $150 per hour for the mediation.
MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN SUPERIOR COURT
NC DRC Certified Mediator
Almost all cases filed in the Superior Court require mediation before trial. I have tried or mediated cases as varied as condemnation and personal injuries, boundary disputes and damage to property, contract breach and medical malpractice. Let me help you resolve your case without the time, expense and uncertainty of trial.
FAMILY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN DISTRICT COURT
NC DRC Certified Mediator
Any case filed in District Court which includes a claim for Equitable Distribution (division of marital property) is required to be mediated before trial. Other disputes involving money may also be mediated. I have tried and mediated innumerable cases involving these issues. I can help you resolve these difficult issues while you still control the outcome - before a trial with all its accompanying anxiety and expense.
MEDIATED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IN WORKERS COMPENSATION
NCIC Approved Mediator
Compensation claims for injuries suffered while on the job must be mediated before hearing by members of the Industrial Commission. I have participated in many hours of training so that I could be approved for mediation appointment by the Commission. I have mediated numerous claims now and bring the same fairness and impartiality to the process as I did as a Judge and as I do in all other mediations.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
NC DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMISSION
CREDIT, CASH, CHECK ACCEPTED
Payment expected at close of mediation session
NC EMERGENCY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
NC DRC MEDIATOR
NC Association of Professional Family Mediators - President-Elect
NC Bar Association - Former Vice-President, Co-Chair of the Bench Bar Committee, Chair of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee
NC Dispute Resolution Commission - Past Member
NC Association of District Court Judges - Past President
NC Conference of Superior Court Judges - Member
Guilford Inn of Court - Master of the Bench
Greensboro Bar Association - Member
Grimsley Senior High School - 1968
Davidson College - B.A. 1972
UNC School of Law - J.D. 1976
Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
Who's Who In American Judiciary
NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine
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