Colleen Byers Joins Alterity ADR Panel 


Alterity ADR is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen Byers, JD, MBA, to its growing panel of highly skilled mediators and arbitrators. A licensed attorney with more than a decade of commercial litigation experience, Colleen now focuses her practice on alternative dispute resolution to help parties resolve disputes before they become protracted courtroom battles. By treating all parties with respect and honoring their dignity, Colleen gets to the heart of conflict and guides the parties to a creative solution.

While in private practice with a regional law firm, Colleen was named the “2020 Lawyer of the Year” by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. She has since founded Colleen Byers Mediation LLC, based in North Carolina, where she combines empathy with pragmatism to resolve the most intractable conflicts.

Colleen mediates disputes primarily in the areas of complex business litigation, commercial and employment, professional liability, and trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation. With advanced training in interest-based negotiation, Collaborative Law, and Insight Mediation, Colleen frequently facilitates settlement discussions in high-conflict matters and deep family feuds, particularly those involving trusts, estates, or fiduciaries. ​​

In addition to mediation, Colleen regularly speaks and facilitates workshops and trainings ​​on effective communication skills, negotiation techniques, emotional intelligence (EQ), empathy, and mindfulness. Colleen guides lawyers and law firm leaders to skillfully navigate difficult conversations to improve business relationships, enhance culture, and drive operational performance.

To learn more about Colleen, see her profile here.

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