Here for your benefit are links to the preeminent
ADR organizations, agencies and firms involved in mediation
& arbitration within the state of Texas.
Many of our Texas Academy neutrals are also members
and current/former board members of these highly
respected state ADR associations. Please click the
relevant links to visit these groups online...
ADR News Resource
- ADR NEWS Blog (sponsored by NADN)
Member Karl Bayer maintains an excellent ADR Blog titled
"Disputing" which is updated regularly with news of
important developments in the field of arbitration and mediation.
If you're involved in ADR, you really should bookmark this site in
your favorites folder - please visit www.KarlBayer.com/blog
Texas ADR Organizations
is a nonprofit trade association of qualified, independent
attorney-mediators. Members of AAM must meet qualifications and
ethical standards which meet or exceed state or Federal
requirements for mediators. AAM's 300 plus members have
collectively mediated in excess of 130,000 cases and AAM is the
foremost association of professional attorney mediators in the
Please visit the AAM website directly at www.attorney-mediators.org
in 1985 as the Texas Association of Family Mediators, the
organization originally focused on the concerns of family
mediators and their clients. Over time, TAM expanded its outreach
from family mediation to all areas of mediation, changing its name
in 1990. TAM is known as an inclusive organization that represents
mediators from all professional backgrounds and practice
Please visit the TAM website directly at www.txmediator.org
The TMCA is a multidisciplinary
association offering voluntary credentialing to all mediators in Texas who qualify.
The association has adopted and publishes a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
that apply to all TMCA credentialed mediators and grants mediator credentialing designations to qualified
mediators. The association also maintains a publicly accessible list of mediators who have been
granted TMCA credentials.
Please visit the TMCA website directly at www.txmca.org
Partner ADR Firms
One to the most renowned
ADR firms in the nation, the Lakeside Mediators have made a lifelong, professional commitment to resolving disputes fairly and successfully.
The Lakeside Mediators have mediated over 10,000 disputes, trained over 4,000 mediators, coordinated over 400 arbitrations, and published books and articles about mediation and conflict
resolution. The center (literally, on the lakeside!) was specifically designed to create an ideal mediation and arbitration environment.
Please visit the Lakeside Mediation group directly at: www.lakesidemediation.com
The Caroline Center houses
the practices of 4 of the premier ADR attorneys in the Houston
area, including Gary McGowan, Alice-Oliver Parrott and Louis Selig.
The center is conveniently located in the
Museum District, near downtown and is just minutes
from Rice University, Herman Park, and the Medical Center.
Please visit the Caroline Center website directly at: www.carolinemediation.com/mediators
Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association whose
membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by
their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial
conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of
alternative dispute resolution.
Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have
been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice
criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in
their respective states, as selected by both peers and local
litigation firms. With over 900 members throughout the
United States, the NADN is America's largest professional
association of top-tier neutrals. Visit the Academy website at www.NADN.org