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Lawyer Sarah Corley J.D.

Sarah Corley, J.D.

Sarah has more than 30 years of experience mediating disputes. She began her career as a lawyer specializing in litigation and employment law. She is admitted to the Bars of Georgia and California and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.

After realizing the benefits of mediation with her own clients, Sarah pursued mediation training and certification. She volunteered her services to the Justice Center of Atlanta and subsequently became the Executive Director of The Mediation Center of Asheville. Sarah was lead trainer for The Mediation Center’s Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conferences Seminar and served as the center’s director from 1992 to 1996; she went on to found MediationWorks in 1996.

Sarah has served on numerous mediation panels and has extensive training in general, family and workplace mediation. She provides permanency mediation for court-referred child abuse and neglect cases.

Relevant mediation training includes the following areas:

  • Community
  • Custody and divorce
  • Family
  • Permanency
  • Postal Service
  • Public disputes
  • Superior Court
  • Clerk of Court

Mediation Panels

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Mediation Center, Asheville, NC
  • USDA Forest Service
  • U.S. Postal Service


  • NC Dispute Resolution Commission: Superior Court Mediation, Family Financial Mediation and Clerk of Court Mediation
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 28th Judicial District Bar Association


  • NYU School of Law, Order of the Coif, Juris Doctor
  • Dartmouth College, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology