Sean is a mediator and collaborative attorney focused on helping individuals resolve family disputes out of court. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a family financial mediator. He maintains an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is a past president and longstanding member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators, an organization that provides quarterly advanced-practitioner training to family mediators. He is a founding member of Triangle Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a multidisciplinary collaborative practice group. He has previously served on the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council. In addition to working directly with divorcing couples, he mediates in the Wake County Family Court.
Sean is also an experienced state and federal appellate attorney. He is a member of the Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel, the Office of the Appellate Defender's roster for criminal appeals, and the Office of the Parent Defender's roster for appeals involving termination of parental rights and abuse, neglect, and dependency. He also has more than 18 years of experience representing indigent defendants in federal district court, including at trial.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1993 and his law degree from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2001.
When he is not working, Sean enjoys bicycling and riding his motorcycle (a Triumph, naturally). He is an amateur vermicomposter and is passionate about environmental issues, including particularly the problems caused by waste and overconsumption.
Juris Doctor, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Bachelors of Arts, University of Bristol (UK)