Academy Members Only

List of Mediators/Arbitrators in Austin, Texas
Membership in the Academy is by invitation only. Membership is limited to established mediators and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have established a solid reputation in their respective field.

Formal Criteria:

2 Academy members are required to sponsor/second an attorney for consideration. 
Only attorneys in good standing with the Texas State Bar are considered eligible *
All Members are professional neutrals in civil/commercial mediation or arbitration practice for a minimum of 5 years, with a minimum of 33% of their professional efforts dedicated to civil/commercial ADR practice. All members must receive remuneration for ADR practice at least 90 days annually.
Members identified as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono and family law cases.
Members identified as ARBITRATORS must have arbitrated to final award a minimum of 20 civil cases.  Exceptions may be made in the case of former judges, where time on the bench can be considered towards these totals.
6 attorney client references required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated  civil-trial disputes in the preceding 30-60 days. Each will be contacted and questioned as to nominee's approach, effectiveness, professionalism and reputation.

Through this strict qualification process, we are pleased to recognize the following established ADR attorneys in the City of Austin


Hon. Joseph H. Hart Austin Arbitration Offices
Michael J. Schless Austin Attorney/Mediator
Jeff Jury Austin Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.
Greg Bourgeois Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
Ben J. Cunningham Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
Eric Galton Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
Tom Collins Austin Mediator - Arbitrator
Karl Bayer Austin Mediator, Arbitrator, Court Master, & Technical Advisor
Keel Patrick Austin Patrick Keel, Mediator-Arbitrator
Paul J. Van Osselaer Austin Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution PLLC
Thomas J. Mitchell Austin Wright & Greenhill



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