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Barbara A. Davis

Barbara A. Davis

also known as Barbara Ann Davis

Practice areas:

Mediation, Family, General Practice

About Me

I am a certified Mediator in these areas:  Family, Superior Court, US Federal Court, Workers' Comp, Community, Agriculture, EEOC, and Permanency Planning (parenting rights).

I was previously a Commissioner with the NC Dispute Resolution Commission, the state's certifying and rule-making body for Alternative Dispute Resolution; and member of the NC Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section.

I've taught Mediation and Collaborative Law seminars for lawyers, therapists, financial planners, coaches, and others, and love being a part of the transformation of the practice of law into something more sane, humane, fair and just.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Family: 40%
    30 years
  2. Mediation: 40%
    30 years
  3. General Practice: 20%
    30 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christopher M. Craig

    I am a lawyer who has worked with clients that (previously and/or subsequently) hired Barbara Davis as a mediator. Barbara is a personable, affable mediator who brings many tools to bear as she helps clients find resolution. Her vast experience in mediation is apparent in her work helping clients communicate toward agreement. I have also worked as a collaborative family law trainer with Barbara, and find her to be a creative, effective trainer who makes learning fun.


    Christopher Craig Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Barbara. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Barbara Ann Davis, PLLC

P.O. Box 604
Asheville, NC, 28802-0604




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women of WisdomNC Association of Women Attorneys2008
Attorney ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ABarbara Ann Davis, PLLC, Mediation & Collaborative Law1997 - Present
Adjunct Assoc. Professor and Campus Mediation Program DirectorUniversity of North Carolina Asheville1996 - 2001
Exec. DirectorThe Mediation Center1984 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2006 - Present
NC Dispute Resolution CommissionCertified Mediator1992 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
NC Association of Professional Family MediatorsMemberN/A
North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMemberN/A
Asheville Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Handbook on Mediation published by the American Arbitration AssociationWhat Type of Mediation Do You Need?2010
Published by The Mediation Center, Asheville, NC '87 revised '96Fuss Busters Peer Mediation1987


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of FloridaCommunications StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Skill building instruction in conflict resolution and mediation - 3 to 40 hours - from '86 to presentMediation Training2010
Family Mediation Training Seminar - 40 hour course, from 1992 to presentFamily Mediaiton2010
Collaborative Training Seminar - for attorneys and therapists - 2006 to presentCollaborative Law2010