CHARLESTON, SC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Morris Ellison has been appointed by the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals to serve as an arbitrator and mediator. Ellison will serve on the CPR’s Real Estate Panel and the Pro Bono Panel, as well as the South Carolina at Large ADR Panel, the organization’s general commercial panel which is divided regionally.

CPR's Panels of Distinguished Neutrals comprises prominent attorneys, retired state and federal judges, academics, business executives, and dispute resolution professionals who are particularly qualified to resolve all business and employment disputes, and including those involving multi-national corporations. as well as smaller companies, or issues of public sensitivity.

Admission to one of CPR numerous panels occurs only after an individual's experience and qualifications are reviewed and approved by CPR and/or a select panel of high-end users, peers and/or academics. Candidates are screened for their ADR expertise and training, and candidate references are asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualifications to serve on complex commercial disputes.

Morris Ellison’s broad-based practice includes commercial real estate transactions, economic development, commercial litigation and counseling of entrepreneurs, startup and mature knowledge-based companies. With experience on both the business and litigation sides of transactions, Ellison brings the perspective gained from having seen what goes wrong in transactions as well as insight into what the transaction was designed to achieve to avoid later conflict.