Bell, Davis & Pitt is pleased to announce that Jason B. James has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Jason is the only member inducted this year from the state of North Carolina.
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only, and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.
“We’re delighted to induct Jason B. James into the Academy’s North Carolina chapter in recognition of excellence in his mediation practice,” commented Darren Lee, executive director of NADN.
Jason James is a litigator, focusing primarily in the areas of construction and surety law, construction defect litigation, complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. In his dispute resolution practice, Jason helps parties work together to resolve their disputes prior to trial, and often prior to suit being filed. Certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court mediations since 2008, he has mediated close to 1,000 cases in both state and federal court proceedings, and often serves as an arbitrator. Regularly recognized by his peers in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite listing in both construction law and business litigation, Jason was the 2020 Legal Elite Overall Winner in Construction Law.
“I’m honored to join the highly respected mediators and arbitrators who are members of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals,” James said. “My ongoing experience as a construction and complex litigation attorney allows me to view and assess disputes from different perspectives — ultimately helping me to efficiently mediate disputes and maximize the potential for resolution. I look forward to working with the NADN to expand my mediation practice, specifically in the construction industry.”