PO Box 473234
Charlotte, NC 28247-3234
Telephone: (704)362-2121
Fax: (704)442-1234
E-Mail: rburroughs@carolina.rr.com


Current Employment Positions:
U.S. Marine Corps. 1962-1965
Private Practice 1965-1978;
Resident Superior Court Judge
1979-1994;
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge 1990-1994;
Emergency Superior Court Judge 1995 to present;
North Carolina Certified Mediator 1995 to present;
North Carolina Sworn Arbitrator 1995 to present


Areas Of Practice:
General private practice;
Felony criminal matters and civil matter with a value of $10,000.00 or more;

Developed the mediated settlement conference in North Carolina and worked with the North Carolina Bar and the North Carolina Industrial Commission to implement mediation statewide;

Developed arbitration as part of the alternative dispute resolution “menu” for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Bar Admissions:
North Carolina Bar, 1962;
Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1965
US Tax Court, 1969


Education:
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (BA) 1959;
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School (JD 1962
)
Teaching and Published Works:
Adjunct Instructor at the National Judicial College for 4 years; Taught Criminal Sentencing at National Judicial College; Wrote, directed and produced educational films used by the National Judicial College.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Member: North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Associate Member of North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Conference of North Carolina Superior Court Judges 1979-1994

Arbitration/Mediation Experience:

Approx. 1,500 cases including Construction related issues, Personal Injury, Condemnation, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Workers Compensation, Insurance Dispute issues

Personal Information:
Born March 10, 1937, Charlotte, North Carolina

Points of Interest:
Since becoming a full time arbitrator/mediator in 1995 I have handled approximately 1,500 cases. The cases ranged in value from several million dollars to several thousand dollars.