Professional Biography

Joseph Diab is an attorney, certified mediator and executive coach working with professionals, business owners and executives to solve complex problems and develop strategies to prevent, manage and resolve disputes. His services include legal consulting, executive coaching, and mediation.

As legal counsel, he assists companies with a preventive approach to legal problems which encourages business from the boardroom, not the courtroom. His work includes preventive diagnostics, training, coaching and consulting designed to reduce the likelihood of expensive litigation.

As an executive coach, he provides personal consultation to professionals and senior management to increase their effectiveness implementing business strategy, creating strategic change, developing leadership skills, improving personal effectiveness, and creating better and more productive working relationships. His clients include executives, managers and professionals from organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Verizon, Bayer, Syngenta, Amgen, and the City of Raleigh.

As a mediator, he designs and implements programs for dispute resolution and works with individuals and teams to resolve conflicts and restore constructive working relationships. He serves as a certified mediator in North Carolina Superior Court, experienced in resolving complex commercial disputes.

Mr. Diab is Special Counsel to the law firm of Nexsen Pruet. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, past Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Section on International Law and is a visiting lecturer at North Carolina State University's College of Management and Program on Business Coaching. He holds a law degree and a master's degree in International Law from Duke University and is trained as a mediator by the Duke Private Adjudication Center. Mr. Diab interned at the U.S. legal offices of the United Nations and has trained in advanced negotiation skills at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.