David A. Layton

David A. Layton is a shareholder with the Gastonia law firm of Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, P.A.  His principal areas of practice are Construction Law (Liens and Bonds), Commercial Real Estate, Creditor’s Rights, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (including mediation).  Mr. Layton served as Chair of the Lien Law Committee from 2001-2005 leading up to the enactment of the 2005 revisions to the North Carolina Lien Law.  From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Layton served as the Chair of the Lien and Bond Law Revision Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Mr. Layton is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association.  He received his BA degree from the University of North Carolina, and his JD degree from the University of North Carolina. 

Admissions

North Carolina – 1968

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 1968
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 1965

Professional Affiliations

Gaston County Bar
North Carolina Bar Association

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Member of the Panel of Construction Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association – 1987 – 2004
North Carolina Superior Court Certified Mediator – 1998 - Present
Gaston County Panel of District Court Arbitrators – 1992 - 2011

NC Bar Association Council Positions

Member of Council, Business Law Section – 1986-1989 Member of Council, Real Property Section – 1994-1997 Member of Council, Construction Law Section – 1998-2001 Chair, Lien Law Revision Committee – 2001-2005 leading to the Enactment of the 2005 revisions to the North Carolina Lien Law Chair, Lien Law Committee undertaking substantial rewrite of the Entire North Carolina Lien and Bond Law – 2009-2011