Mediation Philosophy and Calendar

As a former District Court Judge and 25-year trial lawyer, I have gained the ability to quickly assess and discuss with your clients all aspects of even the most complex and difficult case. Together we will take a hard look at your position so that the parties may decide if it needs to be settled.

When I graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1985, Texas did not have an Alternative Dispute Resolution statute. It didn't matter much because we were Trial Lawyers - we didn't need an "alternative" to dispute resolution. We had the courthouse and a jury to prove we were right. When the ADR statute passed in 1987 many lawyers were skeptical - and reluctant to use it. After all, we could negotiate on our own if we needed to and the additional time and expense of attending mediation didn't seem worthwhile.

Today, every attorney realizes the value of attending mediation at some point before trial. As an attorney I attended around 1,000 mediations. Whether you mediate early or late depends on the case. Either way, a determination of whether the dispute can be resolved before the expense of trial is, in today's world of litigation, an important part of handling a case.

Full day mediations start at 9:30. Half day mediations are from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please call me (713.355.9595) to discuss fees. I offer discounts for multiple parties.

Please review the calendar below for available dates. Call my assistant Karina Erazo or me to schedule a mediation.

Washington Centre
4601 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77007
713/355-9595 - phone | 713/758-0157 – fax

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