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Member Profile: Hon. Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret.)

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Barrett Resolutions
PO Box 7054
Asheville, NC 28801
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Tel: (828) 768-5124 

NC Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Hon. Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementTitle Disputes
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Before retiring from the bench, Sharon served as a Special Superior Court Judge, holding court in thirty of North Carolina's one hundred counties. In this position as trial judge, she presided over jury trials and also heard and decided many different types of non-jury matters.

She also served as a District Court Judge in the 28th Judicial District for five years. Initially appointed to the bench in 2005, she was then twice elected by the voters of Buncombe County.  She presided both in criminal and civil courts, hearing a wide range of cases.

Sharon practiced law in Asheville for nineteen years with the firm of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A., representing individual, corporate and governmental clients in state and federal courts in a wide range of areas, including: business, personal injury, contract and commercial disputes, employment matters, medical negligence, construction, discrimination and real estate.


Sharon Tracey Barrett graduated cum laude from the Honors Program at Boston College in 1983, then earned her law degree from Georgetown Law in 1986. Since that time, she has attended and taught various Continuing Legal Education seminars, and has received training at the North Carolina Judicial College.

Memberships & Affiliations

She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of The Mediation Center, a western North Carolina non-profit providing mediation and supervised visitation services. She previously served on the Board from 2006-2012, then joined the Board once again in 2014.

She served as President of the Buncombe County Bar from 2002-2003 (28th Judicial District), and has also served as Secretary-Treasurer and as a member of the Grievance Committee, Pro Bono Committee, and Executive Committee.

She was a member of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission for three years, serving as Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee in 2012-2013.


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Hon. Sharon Tracey Barrett (Ret.) 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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