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Ellen R. Gelbin, Mediator & Arbitrator, Lewisville, North Carolina.

Ellen R. Gelbin

Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
743 Big Tree Drive
Lewisville, NC 27023
Tel: (336) 945-0214
Cell: (336) 462-1803
Fax: (336) 945-0217
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Recognized to North Carolina Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME
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  • Practice Commenced: 1996
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 3
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Ms. Gelbin is a full-time, professional mediator. She travels the state of North Carolina assisting parties to voluntarily resolve legal matters prior to litigation. She is certified by the NCDRC to mediate (1) simple and complex civil cases involving such things as personal injury, property disputes, contracts, employment matters and business controversies; (2) cases involving domestic claims such as property division (equitable distribution), post separation support, alimony, child support, and child custody; and (3) cases before the Clerk of Superior Court, such as involuntary commitments, estate disputes and guardianships of the person and/or of property.  She is also authorized by the NCIC to mediate Workers' Compensation claims.

She has served as an Adminstrative Law Judge for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (NCOSH) since 1997.

She has been certified by the NCDRC as a Mediation Trainer in 2009 and has been teaching the 40-hour mediation training course to Wake Forest University law students since spring 2010.

She has spoken about mediation at numerous Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meetings and CLEs (2004-2011) and at the North Carolina Defense Attorney's Association Annual Convention and CLE (2010).

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1985)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S., 1982)

Memberships & Affiliations

National Association of Administrative Law Judges
- Workers' Compensation Section
- Litigation Section
- Family Law Section
- Dispute Resolution Section (2003-2008)
   *Chair (2007-2008)
   *Treasurer (2006-2007)
   * Mediation Practice Committee Chair (2003-2004)
   * CLE Committee Chair  (2004-2006)
   * Member of the Dispute Resolution Council (2003-2008)

Rates Information

$200.00 one-time administrative fee and $200.00 per hour for time spent in mediation/arbitration, reviewing materials submitted prior to mediation/arbitration, or traveling outside of Winston-Salem beyond 120 miles.

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