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Dailey J. Derr, Mediator & Arbitrator, Durham, North Carolina.

Dailey J. Derr

Dailey J. Derr, P.A.
3927 Kelly Drive
Durham, NC 27707
Tel: (919) 419-1265
Fax: (888) 522-7479
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced1985
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)400
Current Practice


North Carolina Superior Court Mediator certified by North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since1996. American Arbitration Association Mediator since 1990. For American Arbitration Association, mediated highly contested, multi-faceted construction dispute among a general contractor, a municipality and an engineer to a resolution and also in another matter was both the chair of the arbitration panel and the mediator in a four party arbitration-mediation of a substantial construction dispute among an owner, architect, general contractor and a subcontractor. Also have mediated a variety of disputes in United States District Courts in North Carolina and North Carolina Superior Courts and numerous pre-litigation voluntary mediations, but mainly construction, real estate and contract and other commercial matters.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Media & Communications
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Technology


  • Juris Doctor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina - 1971
  • Masters in Government (Public Administration), The George Washington University, Washington D.C. - 1966
  • Bachelor of Arts (History), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964.

ADR Training:
American Arbitration Association: Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; ACE004 - Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 12/05; ACE001 - Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 03/05; Annual Arbitrator Update 2002; AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training, Atlanta, 4/02; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, Charlotte, 6/97; Duke University Private Adjudication Center Mediation Training, Durham, 5/96; AAA Mediation Training, Charleston, 8/90.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Forum Committee on Construction Industry; ADR Section and Litigation Section);
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Chairman, Private and Public Contract Committee; Founding Council Member, Construction Law Section; ADR Section and Litigation Section);
  • Durham County Bar Association (Past President);
  • Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys (Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Professional Engineers in Private Practice, and Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc.);
  • Associated General Contractors of America (Associate Member, Carolinas Branch and Member, Joint Committee of NCBA Construction Law Section and Carolinas Association of General Contractors);
  • Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc. (Triangle Chapter).

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