Gina M. Vitrano, Mediator
Gina is a mediator experienced in resolving family cases. She is an outstanding listener and has a knack for making people feel comfortable in stressful situations.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications from York College of Pennsylvania in 1991. She then embarked on a career in the corporate world and worked as a manager in human resources, communications, and marketing positions in the banking and manufacturing industries. Today, in addition to her work as a mediator, she is a full-time mother of two children and the business manager of the firm. Gina is also an independent bookkeeper assisting her local clients with the financial side of their businesses.
Gina is a firm believer in giving back to her community. She is especially proud of the volunteer commitment she made to serve as the PTA Treasurer for both the elementary and middle schools that her children attended. She continues to be an active volunteer in many capacities with the school system, her family’s church, and with organizations utilizing mediation to resolve disputes.
For many years, Gina served on the board of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators. She is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a district criminal court mediator. She has provided pro bono mediation services in district criminal court in Wake County through Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, a community mediation center.
In her free time, you can find her in a comfortable chair reading historical fiction or walking her beloved rescue, Miki. She also enjoys taking cycling classes and yoga at the YMCA.
Sean P. Vitrano, Mediator and Attorney
Sean is a mediator and collaborative attorney focused on helping individuals resolve family disputes out of court. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a family financial mediator. He maintains an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is a past president and longstanding member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators, an organization that provides quarterly advanced-practitioner training to family mediators. He is a founding member of Triangle Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a multidisciplinary collaborative practice group. He serves on the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Council. In addition to working directly with divorcing couples, he mediates in the Wake County Family Court.
Sean is also an experienced state and federal appellate attorney. He is a member of the Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel, the Appellate Defender's roster for criminal appeals, and the Parent Defender's roster for appeals involving termination of parental rights and abuse, neglect, and dependency. He also has more than 18 years of experience representing indigent defendants in federal district court, including at trial.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1993 and his law degree from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2001.
When he is not working, Sean enjoys reading, cycling, and riding his motorcycle (a Triumph, naturally). He is passionate about environmental issues, including particularly the problems caused by waste and overconsumption.