"I believe that through my distinctive blend of family-centered legal expertise and community engagement, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the issues facing individuals and families."
Kerri Bianchi is the Director of Court Services for CDSS. She is a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission in Superior Court and in District Court for Family Financial and Criminal Court actions.
She administers the Wake County Criminal District Court Mediation Program (the 10th District) and the Criminal District Court Mediation Programs in Warren, Franklin, Vance and Granville counties (9th District) as well.
Kerri conducts family and community mediations, mediations for HOA's, businesses and the Medicaid program.
Kerri trains mediators for the Criminal District Court Mediation program on an ongoing basis throughout the year. She also trains interns, student groups, and clinical participants for CDSS.Kerri brings over 25 years experience as an attorney and mediator to her work. She dedicated the majority of her career as a trial attorney to serving the needs of children involved in the court system. Throughout her career in family law, she litigated many cases, but negotiated and settled many more.
A large component of her work as an attorney included mediating with parents, psychiatrists, counselors, teachers and attorneys. She worked with people from a rich variety of backgrounds as they navigated the most difficult situations of their lives: child custody, divorce, juvenile delinquency, spousal and child support, child abuse and neglect. She also guided her clients through real estate transactions, estate planning, and setting up and selling small businesses. Kerri has chosen to devote this season of her career to enabling people to actively engage in resolving their challenges through mediation.
Kerri is the mother of three (two sons are in college, and her daughter is in high school) and is the pet parent of a spirited cat and a somewhat spoiled shih tzu.
Kerri has always carved out time to give back to the community through varied volunteer work for her children’s schools and teams, for local charities, for her college alumnae association and for her church.
*Kerri is not licensed to practice law in North Carolina and is licensed to practice law in New York.
- New York State Bar
- Connecticut State Bar (Inactive Status)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association Clubs Committee Member, Class Secretary, Reunion Committee member