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ID 141599110 Email address
Status Active
Gender Male
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Contact information
First name Michael Last name Drye
Full name Michael W. Drye
Corporation Michael W. Drye, P.C.
Address 1 510 Swannanoa River Road
City Asheville
ZIP Code 28805
State North Carolina
Phone (828) 298-1484 Fax (828) 298-1470
Cell public? Yes URL
CC name   CC email  
Formal Qualifications & Memberships
Judge? No
ADR services 1,5
  • B.A., With Honors in Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1973
  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 1976
  • North Carolina State Bar (Member, Family Law Specialty Committee, 2006 to 2012)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Dispute Resolution Section, Family Law Section, Litigation Section, GP Small Firm Section)
  • Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Bar (Member, Executive Committee, 2008 to 2013)
  • American Bar Association, Member, Dispute Resolution Section
Biography Between 1996 and approximately 2000, my practice was primarily devoted to family law cases. Beginning approximately in 2001, I began mediating cases, primarily family law cases involving equitable distribution, alimony, child custody and child support. After becoming certified in Family Law mediation in 2003, the number of cases I mediated began to substantially increase. I became certified in Superior Court mediations in 2005, and have successfully mediated Superior Court cases, although the majority of cases I mediate have continued to be in the area of Family Law.

I currently spend aproximately one-half of my time mediating and one-half litigating and practicing law. The majority of cases I mediate involve pending litigation but a strong plurality involve cases in which no legal action is pending and where the parties hope to avoid litigation and view ADR as a much more viable alternative. I have mediated numerous cases with multiple counsel, CPAs and other experts present, along with the parties, and I have mediated a growing significant number of cases with just the parties present. I am totally comfortable in either setting.

Since approximately 2000, I have successfully mediated approximately 1000 cases, some involving complex issues regarding business valuations and multiple corporations and LLCs and other complicated financial issues.

I have been continuously listed in Best Lawyers in America as a family law practitioner since 2007 and as both a family law practitioner and family law mediator since 2008.  I have been continuously listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers as a family law practitioner since 2007.

ADR Practice & Case Experience
Additional languages 1
Practice started 2000
Rates Please call for details.
Dispute areas 15,20,21,22,23,33,43,59,61,66,67,75,85,88
Calendar Settings
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Calendar last update time Jun 10 2019
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Latitude 35.57619857788086
Longitude -82.51029968261719
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