M. Ann Anderson of Pilot Mountain was honored on March 21 as the 2014 recipient of the Dispute Resolution Section’s Peace Award. The award was presented by Frank Laney, past section chair.
“She has been mediating for over 15 years and was elected to the section council a little over 10 years ago,” Laney said. “Before she had finished her first term, she was turning heads with her hard work and dedication to the field of mediation. She was elected to become an officer of the section and eventually section chair.”
Anderson served as section chair in 2006-07, after which she was elected to a three-year term on the NCBA Board of Governors. She has also served as editor of the section newsletter, contributes regularly to the section’s CLE program, and served on the team that recently updated and edited Alternative Dispute Resolution in North Carolina, a book originally published in 2003.
Anderson has served on the Dispute Resolution Commission and chairs the section’s DRC Committee as well as its Federal Courts Mediation Task Force.
Anderson has been in private practice in Pilot Mountain since 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and graduated from the UNC School of Law in 1981.
She is the daughter of Mary Cockerham and the late Fred Cockerham of Elkin.