Frank C. Laney

Dispute Resolution Institute Instructor


J.D., University of North Carolina
B.A., North Carolina State University


Frank C. Laney is Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is chair of the State Judicial Council Dispute Resolution Committee and ex officio member of the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission. He was Mediation Coordinator for the N.C. Industrial Commission, a founding partner in Mediation Inc. and for three years limited his private practice in Raleigh to mediation.

Laney has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Dispute Resolution Committee (now Section) since its inception and is a past section chair. He was a consultant with the NCBA’s Mediated Settlement Conference Pilot Program. Laney is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and as a practitioner member of the Academy of Family Mediators. He has lectured and written on legal and ethical implications in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) field for two decades, helping North Carolina formulate its own policies in such areas as participation, enforceability of agreements and confidentiality.

Contact Information

Phone: 919-469-2853