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Tom Collins, Mediator, Austin, Texas.

Tom Collins

Mediator - Arbitrator
1301 West 25th Street, Suite 530
Austin, TX, 78705
Tel: (512) 474-2744
Fax: (512) 338-4665
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1991
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2019): 4000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2019): 200
Practice Percentages

Biographical

Tom has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator for the past 26 years. He has mediated over 3,500 cases and served as an arbitrator in over 200 proceedings. Tom also has served since 1992 as the Texas Special Master for all insurance company receiverships.

Tom started his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Carl O. Bue, Jr, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, Houston. Tom then joined the law firm of Sheinfeld, Maley and Kay, Houston, where he was a partner in and for certain years the Chair of the Litigation Section, Chair of Recruiting and a member of the Executive Committee. Tom left the firm in 1991 to establish his practice as a full-time mediator and arbitrator.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Law Degree with Honors, University of Texas at Austin - 1975
  • Business Degree with Honors, University of Texas at Austin - 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Participation as instructor and trainer in over 150 hours of negotiation and mediation theory and practice
  • Speaker at numerous local, state and national ADR/CLE programs on mediation and arbitration
  • Panelist and Mock Mediator - ABA 1994 Annual Meeting - ("ADR in the 90's and Beyond A Debate on ADR Alternatives and Mock Mediation of a Complex Case")
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Fellow, University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators

Rates Information

Two sides: Full day is $1,975/side; Half day is $975/side. Three sides: Full day is $1,450/side; Half day is $750/side. If more than three sides, please e-mail Tom at tomcollinsadr@gmail.com or leave VM at (512) 474-2744. Arbitration based on $375/Hr rate.

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