Vincent Serafino | Arbitration and Mediation
Dallas 214-979-7400
Houston 713-751-0800
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Arbitration and Mediation

Our firm offers highly qualified arbitrators, advocates, and mediators. Mediation and arbitration are forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and commonly used to resolve disagreements more quickly and economically than they could through protracted and often costlier courthouse litigation.

Mediation presents a great opportunity to resolve issues in dispute, whether suit has been filed or is about to be filed. Binding arbitration proceedings are also conducted by our ADR group attorneys.

Our firm's nonbinding mediation practice encompasses referrals from Texas courts in Collin, Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. More commonly, however, the parties select us, knowing they will be treated fairly and professionally. Our offices are centrally located and designed for either two-party or multiple-party mediations. We generally conduct mediations and arbitrations at our Dallas office but have also conducted them at other offices in the metroplex, out of town, and even out of the country.

Former Judge Bob Jenevein heads the Firm's mediation and arbitration section. As a veteran panelist for the American Arbitration Association and an arbitration advocate who has won over $70 million in arbitration awards, Bob has the perspective that only comes from experience.

Bryan Pope is a frequent mediator and has been for more than 20 years. Bryan is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury trial law and has experience mediating a vast array of cases including construction matters, business divorces, employment cases, and many other types of business and tort-based litigation.

Laird Lawrence and David Kleiman offer the deep skills and knowledge to assist with arbitration and mediation. Laird has arbitrated both large and small cases, mostly in the construction industry, for almost 20 years. Similarly, David has broad experience in residential and commercial construction. He has served as an arbitrator on a range of complex construction cases.

Our mediators and arbitrators have helped parties resolve hundreds of conflicts and have extensive experience in virtually all types of matters involving many areas of the law, including:
  • Business disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Family law
  • Construction dispute
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Health care liability disputes
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Employment disputes
  • Workers' compensation nonsubscriber cases
  • Premises liability disputes
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets disputes
  • Noncompetition agreement disputes