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Gary S. Cash

Mediation Attorney at Asheville, NC

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1976
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Gary Cash has over 35 years of legal experience, including 25 spent as a North Carolina District Court Judge. He maintains a private mediation and arbitration practice with offices located in Asheville North Carolina.  Gary was first elected to the bench in 1986 and most recently served as Buncombe County’s Chief District Court Judge, a position he held since 2002.  Prior to serving as judge, Gary worked in Asheville as a general practitioner in the private practice of law.

Gary attended Davidson College, during which time he was an International Rotary Scholar at the University of Meunster in West Germany.  Following his graduation from Davidson in 1971, he was a Rockefeller Fellow at Yale University Divinity School. He then went onto the UNC School of Law, earning his J.D. degree in 1976.

Gary is actively involved in the community and has held numerous leadership positions, including President of the Conference of Chief District Court Judges, President of the N.C. Association of District Court Judges, and Chair of the N.C. Custody Mediation Advisory Committee. In 2014, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin appointed Gary to a two-year term as Chair of the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission.

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79 Woodfin Place, Suite 101
Asheville, NC, 28801


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Work Experience

  • Chief District Court Judge
  • 28th Judicial District
  • 2002 - 2010
  • District Court Judge
  • 28th Judicial District
  • 1986 - 2002


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Yale University Divinity School
  • Rockefeller Fellow
  • 1973
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • NCBA Modest Means Access Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • NC Conference of Chief District Court Judges
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • NC Custody Mediation Advisory Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2009
  • NC Family Court Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • AOC Juvenile Court Permanency Planning Program Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • NC Domestic Violence Commission
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • NC Joint Judicial Conference
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2002
  • NC Association of District Court Judges
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Roy Davis Award
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • 2010
  • Outstanding NC Trial Judge Award
  • NC Advocates for Justice
  • 2009
  • Champion of the Family Award
  • NC Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
  • 2009
  • Professionalism Award
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • 2008
  • NC Superior Court Mediator
  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission
  • N/A
  • District Court Family Financial Mediator
  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission
  • N/A
  • Mediator in Proceedings
  • NC Clerks of Superior Court
  • N/A
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Mediation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former judge and now mediator, Gary is highly competent, caring and well respected in the local community and Statewide. There are none better."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judge Cash is always on my short list when I have the need for a mediator or an arbitrator in my practice. The insight and wisdom he demonstrated as a District Court Judge has transferred well to alternative dispute resolution."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

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Asheville Mediation Lawyer Gary S. Cash
Gary S. Cash
Mediation Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 47 years