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MEMBER PROFILE: Ben J. Cunningham
 

Ben J. Cunningham
Lakeside Mediation Center
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard, Suite 403
Austin, TX 78703

Tel: (512) 477-9300
Fax: (512) 477-9302
Email: ben@lakesidemediation.com
www.lakesidemediation.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 26 May 17

 





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ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Mediation (Family)
Early Neutral Evaluation
Facilitation
ADR Training/CME

 

Serving the following regions of Texas: Serving throughout the State of Texas

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Ben J. Cunningham has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
ADA Disability
Anti-Trust
Appellate
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Automotive
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
EEOC
Eminent Domain
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Entertainment Sector
Environmental
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Police
Postal
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Securities
Shareholder Disputes
Taxation
Title Disputes
Torts
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Ben is a founding Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") firm, Galton, Cunningham & Bourgeois, P.L.L.C. (Lakeside Mediation Center). During his twenty three year career as a mediator, trial attorney, and settlement counsel representing plaintiffs and defendants, Ben has earned the reputation as a skilled lawyer and creative and highly effective mediator in thousands of mediation and negotiation matters. In addition to his "boots on the ground" experience as a nationally recognized mediator, Ben also is involved with teaching basic and advanced mediators, as a trainer in many CLE programs, and as an Adjunct Professor. For ten years, he has served on the Graduate Advisory Board at Texas State University for its Masters Degree programs in Legal Studies and ADR, and in 2010 was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Austin/Travis County Dispute Resolution Center.

A member of the Texas Bar since 1988, Ben began his legal career with the Austin firm of Bankston, Wright & Greenhill, P.C. as a trial attorney in the firm s commercial litigation and insurance defense sections. With Eric Galton, in 1988 Ben established the first formal ADR section in a Texas law firm. From 1991 to 1996, Ben was of counsel with the litigation firm of George, Donaldson & Ford, L.L.P., practicing in the areas of complex commercial litigation, tort, media, constitutional, insurance, real estate, and personal injury litigation and ADR. In 1996, Ben joined the firm of George & Donaldson, L.L.P. as a partner, working exclusively on a broad range of complex ADR and litigation matters.

In 2000, Ben resigned his law firm partnership to form the ADR firm of Galton, Cunningham & Bourgeois, P.L.L.C. (Lakeside Mediation Center) with Eric Galton and Gregory T. Bourgeois. Ben maintained an Of-Counsel relationship with the firm of George & Brothers, L.L.P., representing a limited number of clients in litigation and settlement counsel matters. In early 2008, Ben limited his practice exclusively to the arenas of mediation and selected settlement counsel engagements. As an attorney, Ben has represented corporations, national and international media companies, governmental entities, small businesses and individuals in the arenas of civil litigation, arbitration, administrative law, and ADR. As a mediator, Ben has mediated almost every conceivable dispute, and is known for his creative and innovative approaches to dispute resolution. Over more than twenty years of mediating, Ben has gained a reputation as a mediator who can tackle the complex and "garden-variety" disputes with equal enthusiasm and success, and is known as a "go-to" mediator for difficult and complex cases.

More information about Ben may be found on the professional sites LinkedIn and Avvo.

Education:

B.A., University of the State of New York, Albany

J.D., South Texas College of Law

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Board of Directors, Austin/Travis County Dispute Resolution Center.
  • Credentialed-Distinguished Mediator designation, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.
  • AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Former Director: Texas Association of Mediators.
  • Advisory Board Member, ADR Graduate Programs, Texas State University.
  • Adjunct Mediation Professor, Texas State University, ABA accredited ADR/Legal Studies - Masters Degree program.
  • Frequent lecturer, Advanced Mediation, Texas Association of Mediators.
  • Annual series of Lakeside Mediation advanced mediator CLE: "Mastering Mediation".
  • Former Member, Association of Conflict Resolution (formerly, SPIDR).
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators.
  • Approved Federal Court Mediator; U.S. District Courts.
  • National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators, 1986
  • American Jurisprudence Award, ADR
  • Texas Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts Advanced Mediation Training.
  • United States Postal System REDRESS mediation training, 1999
  • Numerous speaking engagements, ADR presentations.
  • Lecturer and writer on Ethics in Mediation.
  • Co-Producer/Trainer: award winning "Preparing Clients for Mediation" video
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Please call Lakeside Mediation for details. (512) 477-9300

Payment: Payment due no later than commencement of mediation services.

Cancellation Policy: Please call for information regarding determination of cancellation fees. (512) 477-9300


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