Here for your benefit are links to the preeminent ADR organizations, agencies and companies involved in mediation/arbitration within the State of Texas.
The Academy has worked cooperatively with various bodies to ensure that only the most experienced professionals are included in our member roster. Note though that there are no formal certification requirements for the private practice of mediation or arbitration in Texas.
Texas ADR News Blog
Founding Committee 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, with a focus on rulings in Texas. For the latest, please visit www.KarlBayer.com/blog.
Texas ADR Associations
Association of Attorney Mediators
AAM 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 state. Please visit AAM website at www.attorney-mediators.org.
Texas Association of Mediators
Organized 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 areas. Please visit the TAM website directly at www.txmediator.org.
Texas Mediator Credentialling Association
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. Visit the TMCA website directly at www.txmca.org.
Recognized Texas Panels
Burdin Mediations is one of Texas' preeminent mediation firms. Founded in 1993, the firm's panelists have conducted more than 30,000 mediations from their office in uptown Dallas. With a panel of 16 skilled neutrals (4 of whom are recognized to the National Academy as of 2018), the firm has an excellent reputation statewide with both sides of the Bar. For more info, visit www.burdin-adr.com.
Lakeside Mediation Center
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, including Academy Members Eric Galton, Greg Bourgeois and Ben Cunningham, have mediated well over 20,000 disputes, trained over 4,000 mediators, coordinated over 500 arbitrations, we well as publishing books and numerous articles about mediation and conflict resolution. The center (literally, lakeside!) was specifically designed to create an ideal mediation and arbitration environment. Please visit the Lakeside Mediation group directly at www.lakesidemediation.com.
NADN State Chapters
America's Top Rated Civil Mediators & Arbitrators
Need a mediator or arbitrator from outside of Colorado? NADN is pleased to recognize the most experienced civil/commercial neutrals around the United States, as voted by local litigators. Please feel free to visit our National Directory at www.NADN.org.