Who We Are

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys/Mediators

Our team of knowledgeable attorney/mediators is trained in the field of mediation, and has experience providing dispute resolution services in complex legal matters.

ADR of the Carolinas partners have a long history of building long-term professional relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

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Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

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Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies.

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Mission Statement

"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.”

- Abraham Lincoln - July 1, 1850