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Paul J. Van Osselaer, Mediator, Austin, Texas.

Paul J. Van Osselaer

Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution PLLC
2305 Cheswick Court
Austin, TX 78746
Tel: (512) 593-5104
Cell: (512) 413-0452
Fax: (512) 593-5106
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Washington

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2003
  • # of MEDS (as of 3/12/23)650
  • # of ARBS (as of 3/12/23)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Paul is an insurance coverage mediator, specializing in mediation and arbitration of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and risk transfer disputes around the country. He regularly conducts mediations from coast to coast and has done so in over a dozen states. He has mediated coverage and indemnity disputes of all types and sizes.

Paul is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, currently serving as its President. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in both Mediation Insurance Law and in “Super Lawyers®,” in Insurance Coverage and ADR.  He is also a frequent speaker at legal and risk management seminars around the country, including the ABA, Mealey’s, DRI and RIMS, on the mediation and settlement of coverage disputes. He is author of Coverage Mediations:  Are they really that different?” (Coverage, ABA Jan-Feb 2011). Paul is a long-time coverage lawyer. He is former vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and is currently a co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee.

Prior to his mediation practice, Paul was a litigation partner at a premier Texas law firm, heading its insurance coverage practice, and then later at his own small firm. As coverage lawyers around the country discovered his mediation skills he devoted full time to it, ultimately forming his own coverage mediation boutique.

Paul is a 1975 graduate of University of Texas School Of Law, recipient of its Faculty Service Award, and Past-President of its Alumni Association.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance


University of Texas, BA - 1971

University of Texas, JD - 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

Distinguished Fellow—International Academy of Mediators (invitation-only) (2014-present)

President--International Academy of Mediators (2023-2024)

Advanced Mediation Training at AAA: “Managing Dynamics of a Multi-Party Case” (2012)

Former Chair, ABA Ins. Coverage Litigation Committee

Co-Chair (neutral rep),ADR Sub-Committee, ABA Ins. Coverage Litigation Committee. (2009-present)

Rates Information

See Fee Sheet on website, but Including all prep and reasonable followup: AUSTIN AND VIDEO MEDIATIONS: $1600 to $2900 per party depending on # of parties OTHER MAJOR TX CITY INPERSON: $1900 to $3500 per party (travel expenses included) depending on # of parties OUTSIDE OF TX (US&CANADA): $3500 to $7900 per party (travel expenses included) depending on # of parties OUTSIDE US OR CANADA: Varies by location, number of parties and anticipated travel expenses. Contact Paul for more info. HALF-DAY (AUSTIN, 2 PARTIES, & FRIDAYS ONLY): $1900 per party.

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