Member Profile: Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.

Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
100 N. Cherry Street, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Tel: (336) 721-6843
Fax: (336) 748-9112

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Kenneth P. Carlson Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Intellectual Property
Libel & Slander
Sexual Harassment
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA



Ken Carlson is a certified mediator who has practiced labor & employment law exclusively since 1993. More than half of his practice now involves serving as a mediator or arbitrator, primarily focusing on various areas of employment law such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, FLSA/wage & hour, ERISA/benefits, trade secrets and covenant not to compete issues. As a certified mediator, Ken mediates cases in both federal and state courts throughout North Carolina, and in other states upon request.

In addition to his law and mediation practice, Ken is an adjunct professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law where he teaches courses in advanced trial practice and trade secrets/unfair competition. He is a frequent speaker at corporate training and continuing legal education seminars, and has published numerous articles through the years on various alternative dispute resolution and employment law topics.

Ken is consistently named to Business North Carolina's annual "Legal Elite", to the list of North Carolina Super Lawyers, and to the Best Lawyers in America for labor & employment law and/or alternative dispute resolution.  In 2016 he was named the Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America for the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point area in North Carolina.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law - J.D., 1990
  • Yale Divinity School - Master of Divinity, 1981
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.A., English Literature, 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Winston-Salem Society for Human Resources Management and Board Member
  • Former Past Chair and Council Member, Dispute Resolution Section of the NC Bar Association
  • Past Editor, NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter and Labor & Employment Section Newsletter


Mediations - $310/hour, including a one-hour administrative fee, plus expenses such as mileage and other travel-related costs (except meals). I only charge for one-way travel time. Arbitrations - $375/hour, plus expenses.


Kenneth P. Carlson Jr. is a member of our NC chapter, NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators, the state's premier roster of certified attorney-mediators. The NCASCM profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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