Alan continues to focus his practice on commercial litigation, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil disputes. Alan is also certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court mediations, as well as mediations of estate and guardianship cases. As a mediator, he offers a balanced perspective based on his years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil disputes.
Alan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Litigation-Insurance) and was named by Best Lawyers as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh for the category of “Bet-the-Company Litigation.” Alan has also been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and he has earned an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Alan is frequently asked to author articles and speak to legal and business groups regarding litigation, dispute resolution, and insurance coverage issues.
Alan firmly believes in the importance of giving back to the community. He is a member of the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission, the Orange County Commission for the Environment, the N.C. Sierra Club Political Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Dispute Settlement Center. Alan also regularly volunteers to provide pro bono legal services, including Legal Aid of North Carolina’s “Lawyer on the Line” program. Alan is actively involved in the Bar, including the North Carolina Bar Association (Litigation Section Council; Insurance Law Section; Dispute Resolution Section; Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section) and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.