ADRNC Mediators for the Carolinas

We provide dispute resolution services to attorneys, businesses, corporations and individuals in resolving complex legal matters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina is a law firm of D.R.C. Certified Group attorney/mediators providing alternative dispute resolution services throughout North and South Carolina in all areas of litigation.

The partners of Frank Prior, Sherman Lee Criner and Ashley Edwards have over sixty years of combined experience providing dispute resolution services to attorneys, businesses, corporations and individuals in resolving complex legal matters, including but not limited to, issues involving workers’ compensation, civil litigation, family law, contract disputes, construction litigation, medical malpractice, church disputes, etc…

The partners of Alternative Dispute Resolution of North Carolina have earned the respect and trust of their clients from having previously represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in complex litigation.

Sherman Lee Criner is attending “The Times They Are a Changin': Workers' Compensation in the Brave New World of 2018” being held February 8-9, 2018 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.

Perfecting the Christmas rum cake delivery system to all our fantastic clients.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays everyone! Thankful for 2017 & Best Wishes for 2018!! 🎄💥🎉

Sherman Lee Criner is attending the North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council meeting.

Sherman Lee Criner is conducting an arbitration for the American Arbitration Association in Bennettsville, SC with parties from Los Angeles, CA, Washington D.C. & South Carolina.
The Bennettsville Courthouse is one of my favorite courthouses. It was one of the few courthouses who’s records were not destroyed by General Sherman, during his southern campaign. One of Sherman’s commanding generals, General Jospeh Hawley, was originally from this area, Stewartsville, and it is believed he intervened to save its destruction. He went on to serve as Governor of Connecticut & US Senator.

Happy Halloween from the Viking mediator!

As a licensed attorney/mediator in NC & SC, Sherman is attending the 41st Annual SC Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Conference and had the opportunity to speak with and meet SC Governor, Henry McMasters.

[05/30/17]   Announcing the 2017 N. C. Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
Wednesday, October 4 – Friday, October 6, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center Registration is now open for the Twenty-Second Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center on October 4-6, 2017. The conference is presented by the North Carolina Industrial Commission in association with the International Workers' Compensation Federation.

The program provides valuable information of particular importance for employers, insurance adjusters, self-insurers, third party administrators, safety and human resource managers, plaintiff and defense attorneys, health care providers, mediators, medical and rehabilitation providers, and anyone with a professional interest in the North Carolina workers' compensation system.

Cleaning out a drawer, I stumbled across an early prototype for our law firm's logo. It was professionally created by the incredible artistic talent of AshleyandJulia Edwards incorporating Ashley's bearded face, Frank's mesomorph body and Sherman as the football.
It ranks up there with other historic, priceless works of art and I fully expect it will one day be prominently displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Musée du Louvre.
Workers' Compensation Law Firm

Sherman Lee Criner is conducting an Arbitration for the American Arbitration Association in a Consumer case in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Sherman Lee Criner is attending via web "Dispositive Motions in Arbitration - Best Practices for Advocates & Arbitrators"

American Arbitration Association - Arbitrator Continuing Education

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & New Year!!!

Awesome time at Frankfest!

[10/14/16]   Today is Frankfest Time! See you at lunch!

Bella is excited about Frank Fest

[08/29/16]   Personal Injury cases can be complex legal matters and these cases can change peoples lives. The right mediator can be the difference in achieving the goals of the parties in these cases.

[06/27/16]   Julia has agreed to stay on with ADR and will be working remotely this summer. Same service and friendly face. We love her.

It is believed this is how Frank Prior met Ann Prior.

[04/29/16]   Condolences to Frank and Ann Prior for the loss of their fathers this month. Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers.

Sherman Lee Criner presenting a CLE on "Ethical & Professional Behavior" for Steeling Education Services in Wilmington, NC.

Ashely M. Edwards presenting a CLE on "Discussion Issues in Workers' Comp" for Sterling Education Services in Wilmington, NC.

[02/18/16]   ADRNC is a full service mediation/arbitration practice. Please remember we provide Mediators in all civil matters including Divorce, Personal Injury, Workers Comp, Partnership/Business Dissolution, General Civil Matters and Private Arbitration. Why spend time and money to litigate if not needed? Call us to discuss your options.

If you haven't seen Sherman Criner in a while he grew his hair out.

[12/28/15]   Happy Holidays!

[12/03/15]   It's that time of year again- rum cake season!

Dude the ADR dog!

Congrats to the winners of the drawing at the NC Workers Compensation Education Conference !

Fun being part of a panel in Myrtle Beach for a live 30 minute segment on WMBF Television Station. Talking about
Alternative Dispute Resolution.

[10/13/15]   Win an iPad Mini! ADR of the Carolinas is giving a way an iPad Mini with retina display and 2 Yeti tumblers at the North Carolina IC Education Conference this week. Just find our table and drop in a business card to qualify. If you can't make it by the conference just like this post and we will enter you automatically! Winner will be posted Friday.

[10/12/15]   Rumors are circulating that Frank Prior may be making an appearance at the 20th NC Workers Compensation Educational Conference in Raleigh this week.

Since Frankfest was cancelled Sherman Criner and Ashley Edwards decided do get some real work done and cleaned our roof!

For those people who can't give up Frankfest we have the solution to the flooding.

[10/07/15]   I’m sorry to inform everyone that we have to cancel Frank Fest. With the recent inclement weather and cresting of flood waters Frank’s road has been closed by the DOT, and remains under 4 feet of water. We are looking at resetting in the Spring.

Kids' Chance Fishing Tournament captains meeting. Captain Frank 'Boatless' Prior cooking. ADRNC will not be able to defend not more importantly go for a 3-Peat Championship.

The team to beat at the Kids Chance fishing tournament this weekend!

[09/01/15]   Julia will be out of town Thursday and Friday this week but you can still schedule on-line at!

[06/04/15]   Hold the date for Frankest 2015! Friday October 9th.

[06/02/15]   Happy Birthday Frank!

[05/25/15]   For those who gave all for our great nation we thank you.

[05/04/15]   Now you can schedule mediations on-line! Visit to set your mediations or check availability with our new on-line scheduling tools for Frank Prior, Ashley Edwards and Sherman Criner!

Frank finally upgraded his computer today! Frank like iMac!

The Board Members
Sherman is serving on the board of the ADR center in Wilmington. The ADR Center is a non-profit who provides dispute resolution services and training to business and residents in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, and Onslow counties.

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