About the Firm

Reagan Weaver is an experienced mediator and arbitrator who focuses his entire practice on alternatives to litigation.  Reagan spent 31 years litigating a variety of cases in state and federal courts.  He is a certified mediator and arbitrator affiliated with the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, the American Arbitration Association (Commercial and Employment Panels) and National Arbitration and Mediation.  He is also an experienced administrative law judge who is assigned to conduct hearings for the North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

Reagan has mediated and arbitrated over two hundred cases and has recently transitioned out of litigation into a full-time focus on neutral activities.  While in litigation, most of Reagan’s cases were settled through the use of mediators; however, he used both summary jury trial and a neutral expert review to help resolve his cases.  This experience as a user of neutral services helps him appreciate what parties need when they hire him to facilitate dispute resolution.

Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s law school in 1984, Reagan has returned to the school on a frequent basis to help teach law students and attorneys negotiation and mediation skills. 

Reagan’s practice as an advocate focused primarily on employment matters, usually from the point of view of employees who were discriminated against, wrongfully discharged or were involved in some form of breach of contract.  Reagan accepted cases arising in both the private and public sectors. He also did defense work and advised corporate clients.

Employment cases require special understanding of business and personal perspectives. Reagan’s education and experience equip him with the skills to understand financial statements and performance metrics while also understanding the human and psychological aspects of employment relationships.  Most of his cases involved personal injury of some kind and concerned claims that extended beyond just back pay.

Reagan’s legal experience includes a wide variety of cases, including but not limited to: 

  • Appeals
  • Auto accidents
  • Collections
  • Construction disputes
  • Contracts
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic
  • Drug abuse
  • Executive severance
  • Excessive force
  • False arrest
  • False claims
  • Franchises
  • Fraud
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intentional torts
  • Just cause discipline
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Leases
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Medical malpractice
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Real estate
  • Retaliation/whistleblowing
  • Sexual harassment
  • Slip and fall
  • Student honor code
  • Tenure
  • Tort claims (Governmental)
  • Unfair trade practice
  • Wage & hour
  • Workers compensation
  • Wrongful discharge


Reagan initially began practicing law in 1984 with former North Carolina Attorney General Rufus Edmisten, as Edmisten & Weaver. In 1988, Edmisten left to return to an elected position as North Carolina's Secretary of State, and Reagan joined with Larry McBennett the next year to form a partnership known as Weaver & McBennett. From 1992 - 2015, Reagan was sole proprietor of the firm Capitol District Law Offices.

In 2008, Reagan was selected as an inaugural member of The North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators. View his profile: http://www.ncmediators.org/reagan-weaver

Reagan is an inaugural member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. View his profile: