Mike Daisley - Civil Litigation Attorney, Mediator, Writer, Licensed Lay Preacher (Episcopal Church, Diocese of North Carolina)
Bio: Mike Daisley is a civil litigation attorney and Certified Mediator in Charlotte, North Carolina, and owner and president of "DaisleyLegal" a virtual law firm focused on helping victims of drunk driving injuries and other careless individuals and corporations. He devotes a significant time of his practice as a mediator in North Carolina's Superior Courts, using his 35 years of litigation experience to counsel and assist opposing parties to resolve their disputes and lawsuits cooperatively, avoiding the high expenses and time commitments involved in going to trial. In addition to his commitment to Civil Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mike is also an avid writer, and has a wide array of interests outside of his legal practice, including stints as a columnist for The Charlotte Observer, political analyst for WCNC-TV and WBT Radio. Mike’s biggest passion outside the law is learning and writing about theology, and especially the role doubt plays in faith, the role faith plays (or should play) in politics, and (as he puts it) the “beauty and deep mystery” of the liturgy. Mike is a lifelong Episcopalian, and often jokes that means "I am a raging agnostic at least two or three days a week.” In 2019, he was appointed by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina as a licensed Lay Preacher in the Episcopal Church. (A sample of Mike’s preaching can be heard here: http://www.stmartins-charlotte.org/content.cfm?id=2245&download_id=269#attached_content) To discuss the possibility of teaching, lecture, sermon or interview requests (or to make any comments or suggestions about the “WithGladness” blog) you may contact Mike at any Office email : Mike@DaisleyLegal.com Personal email: MikeDaisley@outlook.com Office voicemail: (704) 554-2306 Mike Daisley & Associates, LLC 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 400 Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
Recently Patty Willett read a part of your blog at the women’s Bible study at church. So I was introduced to your blog and want you to know how much I have enjoyed reading it. I too have been a lifelong Episcopalian and love the liturgy. How wonderful to look at it through your thoughts as well. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!
I am a regular at the 5:00 service and looked for you last night. I will look forward to saying hello the next time I see you!!
Thanks again….LINDE mullis
Linde, I so enjoyed our serendipitous meeting at Lessons & Carols…Please keep those good insights and wonderfully written comments coming. Best, M
Thank you for your wonderful thoughts on scripture and life and how they intersect…. always…
God’s Peace and Blessings.
Mike, thanks for sharing. Manning
Manning, I thought I’d left a comment before. My apologies. Please know how much I value your insights and kind words. Many, many thanks!
I am also an Episcopalian, a member of St. Luke’s, Boone, NC. I heard about your website on WDAV radio and, at last, took the time to visit. I’m glad I did. I loved your recent comment about how, like most Episcopalians, you’re a raging agnostic three days a week. (For me, that would be conservative. But I hang in there.)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’ve only read two of your blog posts, one of them about Compline, but I find them very thoughtful and encouraging, and I’m very glad to have read them.
I’m, in a way, a colleague of yours in that I, too, share a lay ministry, although it is not advertised widely. I and another member of St. Luke’s offer a Tuesday and Thursday Compline service at 7:00. Kathy Friend officiates on Tuesdays and I officiate on Thursdays. You would be very welcome to join us if you wish. (I share this simply as a matter of interest.) In future services I may be sharing portions of your blog. (Of course, I’ll be giving you credit.) Too, I’m eager to introduce Compline attendees to “withgladness.org,” because I think it’s a very worthwhile effort on your part and I am eager for others to know about it
My very best wishes to you,
Karl, thank you so much for those very kind and encouraging words. By all means, feel free to cite WithGladness.org at Compline — or anywhere else “raging agnostics” might congregate!
Stay in touch, and feel free to share comments (good or otherwise) about any other posts you happen to peruse.
PS-Occasionally, I’ll make my way up to Valle Crucis for retreats. I’d love to attend Compline as my schedule allows. I hope you will reach out if you when you get to Charlotte.
Thanks for your reply, Mike. I guess I didn’t indicate that Compline services are “Zoomed.” And it’ll stay zoomed in the future because of zoom’s convenience. If you would like me to send you the link, just say the word.
Karl, I missed this earlier. Feel free to send it to my law email Mike@DaisleyLegal.com, or better yet, post it here for others to join in.
That’s very thoughtful, Karl. Thank you!