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Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Member Roster
Membership in the Academy is generally 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 fields.

Formal Criteria:

design element 2 Academy members are required to sponsor/second an attorney for consideration. 
design element Only attorneys in good standing with the Texas State Bar are considered eligible *
design element 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.
design element Members identified as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono and family law cases.
design element 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.
design element 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.

hrough this strict qualification process, we are pleased to recognize the following ADR professionals in the Academy member roster:

Texas Academy Members
design element Bud Silverberg Addison Silverberg ADR
design element Hon. Joseph H. Hart Austin Arbitration Offices
design element Michael J. Schless Austin Attorney/Mediator
design element Jeff Jury Austin Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, L.L.P.
design element Greg Bourgeois Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
design element Ben J. Cunningham Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
design element Eric Galton Austin Lakeside Mediation Center
design element Tom Collins Austin Mediator - Arbitrator
design element Karl Bayer Austin Mediator, Arbitrator, Court Master, & Technical Advisor
design element Patrick Keel Austin Patrick Keel, Mediator-Arbitrator
design element Paul J. Van Osselaer Austin Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution PLLC
design element Thomas J. Mitchell Austin Wright & Greenhill
design element Greg Thompson Beaumont Greg Thompson - Mediator
design element Daniel C. Ducote Beaumont Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.
design element Andy Lehrman Corpus Christi Anderson, Lehrman, Barre & Maraist, L.L.P.
design element Jeff Abrams Dallas Abrams Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
design element Suzanne M. Duvall Dallas Burdin Mediations
design element Kenneth J. Rubenstein Dallas Burdin Mediations
design element Mel Wolovits Dallas Burdin Mediations
design element Corbet F. Bryant Jr. Dallas Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP
design element John DeGroote Dallas DeGroote Partners, LLC
design element Mike McCullough Dallas McCullough Mediation
design element Judge Ted M. Akin Dallas Mediator - Arbitrator - Special Judge
design element Christopher Nolland Dallas Offices of Christopher Nolland
design element Will Pryor Dallas Will Pryor Mediation & Arbitration
design element Chris Antcliff El Paso Antcliff Mediation
design element Christian S. Dennie Fort Worth Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP
design element Kay Elkins Elliott Fort Worth Elliott Mediation
design element John W. Hughes Fort Worth John W. Hughes P.C.
design element M. Beth Krugler Fort Worth M. Beth Krugler, Attorney-Mediator
design element Wade H. McMullen Fort Worth McMullen Law Firm
design element John A. Chalk Sr. Fort Worth Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
design element W. Jerry Hoover Houston ADR TEXAS
design element Nancy Huston Houston Attorney - Mediator
design element David G. Matthiesen Houston Attorney - Mediator
design element Susan G. Perin Houston Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
design element Jeffry S. Abrams Houston Attorney/Mediator
design element W. Robins Brice Houston Brice Mediation
design element Judge John T. Wooldridge Houston Former District Judge - Mediator - Arbitrator
design element Michael S. Wilk Houston Hirsch & Westheimer
design element Gary McGowan Houston McGowan Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
design element Ronald Wardell Houston Ronald Wardell, P.C.
design element Louis P. Selig Houston Selig ADR
design element Susan S. Soussan Houston Susan. S. Soussan P.C.
design element Terry G. Fry Houston Terry G. Fry P.C.
design element Dion Ramos (Hon. Ret.) Houston The Ramos Law and Mediation Firm
design element Tommy Proctor Houston W. Thomas Proctor, PC
design element Alvin L. Zimmerman Houston Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.
design element Pamela S. Hoerster League City The Hoerster Mediation Firm
design element Dirk Murchison Lubbock Murchison Law
design element J. Scott McLain McAllen McAllen Mediation Center
design element Steve Nelson Plano SureTecADR
design element John K. Boyce III San Antonio Boyce ADR
design element George G. Brin San Antonio Brin & Brin P.C.
design element Don Philbin San Antonio Donald R. Philbin, Jr., P.C.
design element Hon. Phylis J. Speedlin (Former Justice) San Antonio Dykema
design element Joseph Casseb San Antonio Goode Casseb Jones Riklin et al
design element Thomas J. Smith San Antonio Law Office of Thomas J. Smith
design element Hon. John J. Specia Jr. San Antonio Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, Inc.
design element Dan Pozza San Antonio Pozza & Whyte, PLLC
design element Roberto R. Rios San Antonio Rios Legal Group, PLLC
design element Wade B. Shelton San Antonio Shelton & Valadez
design element John R. Mercy Texarkana Mercy Carter LLP
design element William H. Lemons Tyler William H. Lemons, P.C.
design element William Cornelius Tyler Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C.



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