Bob Meynardie


 As a litigator and mediator, Bob’s experience includes:

  • Construction Litigation
    • Delays and Acceleration
    • Construction and Design Defects
    • Contract Scope Issues
  • Commercial / Business Litigation
    • Business Ownership Disputes
    • Minority Ownership Rights
    • Business Contract Disputes
    • Trade Secret Protection
    • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
    • Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements
    • Discrimination
  • Estate and Fiduciary Litigation
    • Will Caveats

Bob has served as a certified mediator since 2000 and has been a panelist for the American Arbitration Association since 2010.    

Recognition, Affiliation, Presentations

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Superior Rated
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer (2009-2023)
  • Business NC Legal Elite Hall of Fame (2015)
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers
  • NCBA, Construction Section Past Chair
  • NCBA, Litigation Section 
  • NCBA, Dispute Resolution Section
  • ABA Forum on Construction
  • NCBA: 2023 “Mediation 2.0: The Promise of Mediation”
  • ABA: 2022 “Effective Techniques for Settlement in ADR” 
  • NCBA: 2021 “Re-Thinking Mediation”
  • NCADA: 2020 “Becoming a Better Negotiator”
  • NC/SC Bar: 2019 “Alternative Mediation Models and Alternatives to Mediation”
  • NCADA: 2018 Continuing Mediator Education:  “Mediator Selection and Competence”


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Emory Law Journal, Law Review
  • University of San Francisco
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: National Honor Society
    • Major: Finance
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.
    • Major: Economics
    • Concentrations: Accounting and Finance

My Commitment

As a mediator, my approach is rooted in open communication, active listening, and impartial facilitation. I create a safe and respectful environment where all parties have an equal opportunity to express their concerns, needs, and interests. I understand that civil disputes can be emotionally charged and complex, which is why I strive to foster an atmosphere of trust and empathy throughout the mediation process.

What sets me apart is my comprehensive understanding of civil litigation. With a strong legal background and deep knowledge of the legal system, I can navigate the intricacies of your case and help you explore creative and tailored solutions that are aligned with your interests. I work closely with all parties involved to identify common ground, uncover underlying interests, and find mutually beneficial outcomes.

Confidentiality and neutrality are the cornerstones of my practice. I am committed to maintaining the utmost confidentiality throughout the mediation process, allowing parties to freely discuss their concerns and explore potential resolutions without fear of information being used against them. As a neutral mediator, I do not take sides or make decisions for the parties. Instead, I guide them in finding their own solutions, empowering them to craft agreements that meet their unique needs.