TEXAS REGIONS & COUNTIES

MEMBER PROFILE: Judge John T. Wooldridge
 

Judge John T. Wooldridge
Former District Judge - Mediator - Arbitrator
4605 Post Oak Pl Dr, Ste. 222
HOUSTON, TX 77027

Tel: 713-816-3400
Fax: 713-583-7006
Email: judge@judgewooldridge.com
www.judgewooldridge.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 24 Apr 17

 





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ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Mediation (Family)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Med-Arb
Discovery Referee
Mini Trial/Private Judge
Special Master

 

Serving the following regions of Texas:
DALLAS-FT WORTH Metroplex
HOUSTON - Gulf Coast
SAN ANTONIO - Upper South
AUSTIN - Central Texas
South East Texas
Lower South Texas

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Judge John T. Wooldridge has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
Admiralty
Appellate
Automotive
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Biotech
Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Divorce (High Asset)
EEOC
Education
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Engineering
Environmental
Family Businesses
Health Care
Industrial
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Military
Mortgage Foreclosure
Natural Disasters
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Sports
Taxation
Technology
Telecommunications
Title Disputes
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Utilities
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Judge John T. Wooldridge has experience in the following areas of Family Law:
Divorce (All Issues)
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Judge Wooldridge*, received his certified as a mediator in 1995, approved as a moderator for moderated settlement conferences in 1992.  He is an Arbitration Panelist/Mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Judicial Workplace Arbitrations (JWA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Dispute Solutions, Inc. (DSI).  Judge Wooldridge's Mediation and Arbitration services specialize in complex civil cases, commercial, business and corporate matters, contracts, construction, employment and labor law.  He also receives appointments as an Umpire for insurance claims disputes. 

Judge Wooldridge has eighteen years of judicial service and continues to sit by assignment as a Visiting Judge throughout the state.  His professional legal career has included service as a Senior Corporate Counsel with two multi-national offshore drilling services companies, a partner with a Houston law firm, concentrating in civil litigation, Admiralty and Maritime law, and he had a mediation practice prior to his appointment to the Court. Judge Wooldridge was an Adjunct Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas for fifteen years. 

Judge Wooldridge is a Captain in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, retired after 30 years of military service.  He served on active duty during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Gulf War I).  His significant assignments include service as Trial Counsel, Naval Legal Service Office Norfolk; Command Prosecutor, USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62); Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Mississippi; Command Judge Advocate, TWENTIETH Naval Construction Regiment;  Appellate Defense Counsel, Appellate Defense Division; Force Inspector General and Assistant Force Judge Advocate, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan; Executive Officer and General Courts-Martial Military Judge, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary; Commanding Officer, Region Legal Service Office, Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia; and Senior Military Justice Officer, Region Legal Service Office, Hawaii.  Captain Wooldridge was recalled to active duty in 2008 for service during Operation Enduring Freedom and was assigned as Legal Counsel with the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, U.S. Navy Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

* Judge Wooldridge is a former Texas State District Court Judge and Former U.S. Military Judge.

Education:

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana (1991) - LL.M. in Admiralty
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas (1987) - JD
Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas (1981) - BFA

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

Judge Wooldridge was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1987, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and the courts of the State of Texas.  He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation. 

Judge Wooldridge authored a Law Journal Article in the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce titled, “Barratry by Exceeding the Navigational Limit of the Insurance Policy.”   He also has numerous other articles and seminar presentations.

He is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.  Judge Wooldridge has been recognized with: United States Department of Justice, Award for Public Service; Profile In Professionalism, Houston Bar Association; Ernst John Watts Memorial Scholarship Award, for Capital Litigation, from the National Judicial College; and as a Distinguished Alumni, McAllen High School.




RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Please go to: www.JudgeWooldridge.com. Services and fees are found at the "ADR Services" tab. Fee Schedule: Arbitration: $375-$500 per hour shared by two parties; if more than two parties, $150-$250 per hour for each party. Mediation: Full day, $1,500 per party (9 hours); half-day (4 hours), $700 per party. Please contact the Mediator for rates involving more than 3 parties. Additional hours may be charged at a rate of $250 per party. ​ Mini Trial: Full day, $1,500 per party (8 hours). Additional hours may be charged at a rate of $200 per party. Moderated Settlement Conference: Full day, $1,500 per party (8 hours); half-day (4 hours), $700 per party.

Payment: You may deliver your check at the scheduled time of the ADR service. Fees are subject to change and depend on the complexity of the case and the number of parties. Expenses are charged at cost. Credit card payments are accepted for an added card processing fee.


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