Robert A. Beason received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1970, and his juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1973. He has been a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Law School since 1996, and since 2002 has been a partner in the firm of Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution LLC. Prior to then, he was affiliated with the Private Adjudication Center, conducting Alternative Dispute Resolution training programs locally and nationally. Since April 1995, he as been of counsel with Maxwell, Freeman and Bowman. Prior to then, he was a partner with the firm of Maxwell, Freeman and Beason.
Mr. Beason has been a practitioner since 1973, concentrating on the representation of individuals in civil, criminal, and domestic law litigation. His involvement with family and community disputes began in 1988 when he completed domestic mediation training; continuing that involvement, he completed training as a superior court mediator in 1992. Since then, his practice has involved disputes including complex, multi-party cases with a broad range of subject matter areas including the following: business, commercial, contracts, employment, products liability, insurance/personal injury, real estate, land condemnation, equitable distribution, construction, and professional liability matters.
Mr. Beason currently serves as a mediator for the Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conference Program in North Carolina and as a Mediation Trainer for Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution, LLC. He has also participated in numerous presentations and panel discussions, some of which were for the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the ACR International Conferences.