The Mediation Practice at Gum, Hillier & McCroskey

Each of the lawyers at the firm are skilled mediators. Because of the unique nature of our practice, mediation of family law and contract issues, especially those with delicate financial considerations, are our speciality.

Mediation is the best avenue for your clients to craft lasting resolutions that best their lives. We are keenly aware that this avenue is preferable for most issues and have the experience to guide your clients through this process. We understand that mediated solutions have a greater potential for flexibility and consideration of unique and individual circumstances that are not necessarily achievable in a trial setting. We also understand that mediation has the power to teach people to approach their conflicts from a broader perspective, offering new tools for resolving disputes in the future.

Dave Hillier has been mediating cases in North Carolina for many years. Dave is a North Carolina Bankruptcy Law Specialist, and served as Trustee to the United States Bankruptcy Court for 33 years. Dave has mediated and mitigated every type of financial distress imaginable, and helped clients plan for financial success. He has spent his entire professional life creatively solving problems and finding alternative long-lasting resolutions for people in crisis. As a professional neutral, he can break through the anger and emotional barriers that prevent people from clear perspective. Dave offers mediation services in the following areas:

  • Business and Corporate Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Collection Disputes
  • Personal Injury Disputes
  • Health Care Disputes
  • Medical/Dental Malpractice Claims
  • Professional Neglignece
  • Zoning and Land Use Disputes
  • Work Comp Settlements
  • Insurance Claim Diputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Estate and Will Contest

Howard Gum is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a mediator and arbitrator. Howard is retained as a mediator in complex family law cases involving closely held businesses and large family estates. Howard’s thirty plus years of experience and expertise as a North Carolina Family Law Specialist make him especially suited for these types of cases, as well. Patrick McCroskey, too, is a qualified mediator, and handles select family law mediations.

When your case needs a mediator that can open doors and offer possibility, narrow your clients’ issues and craft creative solutions, we can help. Schedule your next mediation with us.

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Firm Awards and Recognitions

American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAV Peer Review RatedSuper Lawyers and Super Lawyers Top 100 ListsBest Lawyers in AmericaBusiness North Carolina Legal Elite2011 Leaders in the LawDavid R. Hillier, 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy | Creditor & Debtor Rights