I have enjoyed the privilege of representing individuals, families, and businesses... more
I have enjoyed the privilege of representing individuals, families, and businesses throughout North Carolina for over 20 years. I look forward to continuing to provide competent, conscientious, and ethical legal services to our firm's clients in the years ahead. When I'm not in court or in the office, I love to hang out with my family or play bass in my bluegrass/old time string band, the Guil... view profile
Mark Stafford, resident in the Winston-Salem office of Nelson Mullins Riley &... more
Mark Stafford, resident in the Winston-Salem office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. A commercial litigator for more than 25 years, he practices in the areas of business, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of employment, shareholder, computer technology, consumer finance, and healthcare disputes.
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.