My name is Kate Deiter-Maradei and I am a superior court certified mediator. I was a partner at Teague, Campbell, Dennis & Gorham, LLP until June 2013. My practice areas included workers’ compensation, professional liability, medical malpractice, and real estate litigation. Through my litigation practice, I became interested in alternative dispute resolution. I love the collaborative nature of mediation and found that the process offered my clients more favorable solutions to their disputes.
During college, I studied Spanish at the University of Salamanca and was fluent in Spanish at that time. Currently, I am proficient in Spanish. However, I am committed to practicing and continuing to work to hone my Spanish skills in order to be able to communicate more effectively in Spanish. Right now, I am conversational and find that it allows me to establish a rapport more quickly during mediation conferences with folks who do not speak English.
I enjoy a commitment to my community. I have volunteered with a number of community organizations including, the Salvation Army, Urban Ministries and Hope Charter Elementary School. In 2010, Governor Perdue appointed me to the North Carolina Council for Women, where I served for two years. That year and again in 2012, I was appointed to serve on the Wake County Commission for Women. I was elected to serve as Vice Chair in 2013.
I have been honored with several awards, including recognition by my peers as a “Rising Star” in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, I was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation-Employers. I also earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to my legal career, I graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies and minors in Spanish and International Studies. I received my Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in May 2003. In addition to mediation, I am passionate about adoption, cooking, traveling and reading.