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Charles K. McCotter, Jr., Mediator & Arbitrator, New Bern, North Carolina.

Charles K. McCotter, Jr.

Charles K. McCotter, Jr.
2859 Trent Rd
Post Office Box 12800
New Bern, NC 28562
Tel: (252) 635-1005
Cell: 252-636-7913
Fax: (252) 631-5037
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced1995
  • # of MEDS (as of 29/5/23)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 29/5/23)500
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


General practice with emphasis on civil litigation, arbitration and mediation. Have been licensed to practice law in North Carolina for over 50 years. Licensed to practice before the North Carolina state and federal courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ,and the United States Supreme Court. Served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge with full range of duties, including trial experience, jury and non-jury, in federal civil litigation. Have handled cases involving business and commercial disputes, environmental liability, employment law, civil rights, admiralty and maritime, products liability, personal injury, malpractice, construction, real estate, insurance, workers compensation and land condemnation. Neutral (mediator/arbitrator), National Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association; conducted over 2,000 mediations and arbitrations.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


University of North Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration, 1968
University of North Carolina, Juris Doctor,1971


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Craven County Bar Association;
  • North Carolina State Bar Association;
  • North Carolina Bar Association;
  • National Council of United States Magistrate Judges;
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference;
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court;
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States;
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI).

North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators

Rates Information

$350.00 per hour plus $175.00 administrative fee. No charge for travel within a 60 mile radius.

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