Aida Doss Havel is a “recovering litigator,” mediator, and collaborative law attorney. After twenty-five years destroying families in court, she has limited her practice for the last ten years to mediation and collaborative law. Throughout her legal career, she has volunteered with the Women’s Center Legal Hotline, drafted pleadings for the File-It-Yourself Clinic, and lectured at many legal education seminars, law school classes, and paralegal classes. Aida has designed and implemented two volunteer mediation programs for the Wake County Family Court System.
Aida is Co-Chair of the Civil Collaborative Committee of the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section, and has served in the past on the Dispute Resolution and Family Law Section Councils. She currently serves on the board of the Global Collaborative Law Council, an organization dedicated to expanding collaborative practice to areas of civil dispute beyond family law. For the past four years, Aida has team-trained attorneys across North Carolina in collaborative practice, and is excited to see fellow attorneys embrace this creative and peaceful practice method.
Aida and her husband John live on Hatteras Island where they maintain an Airbnb, and when not promoting collaborative practice, she helps her husband with research on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
MA in Conflict Resolution, UNC-G, 2015
JD, UNC School of Law, 1984
BA, Davidson College, 1980