Chris Osborn

ReelTime CLE, Co-Founder

In addition to his ongoing work as co-founder of ReelTime CLE, Chris Osborn is the founding principal of Osborn Conflict Resolution, which provides superior court mediation, pre-litigation dispute resolution, and collaborative law services throughout North Carolina. Chris has been certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission as a superior court mediator since 2009 and has assisted the vast majority of his legal clients over the years to reach amicable resolutions in a wide variety of litigation matters, including business breakups, construction and employment law disputes, and will caveat disputes.


From 2012 to 2015, Chris served as an assistant professor at the Charlotte School of Law, where he taught “Interviewing, Client Counseling, and Negotiations,” “Civil Procedure, Contracts,” “Problems in Practice: Commercial Transactions,” and “Intro to the Study of Law.” While on the faculty, Chris’ scholarly research focused on ethics and professional responsibility, particularly the interrelationship of both with mental health and substance abuse issues.


Upon graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995, Chris began practicing litigation in Charlotte. He served as a career law clerk to former U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Horn III before joining Horack Talley Pharr & Lowndes, PA in 2001. During his 11 years as an associate and shareholder with the firm, Chris handled construction and real estate litigation, business litigation, and employment disputes in superior and district courts, as well as in all three North Carolina federal district courts.