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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Houston Arbitrators & Mediators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bankston & Associates

Bankston & Associates has been an arbitration and mediation office in Houston since 1977. The founding attorney is a Board Certified Attorney and Distinguished Credentialed Mediator with almost 20 years of mediation experience and also handles arbitration, early case evaluation, negotiation consulting, complex case management, special master and ad litem work, and some trial work. The practice has handled cases in a wide range of areas and has been recognized by Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forum.

Houston, TX 77004


Burton Law Firm

The Burton Law Firm has been serving Houston clients with mediation counsel for almost 10 years. The group advises on all family law matters as well as divorce mediation and also practices criminal defense, personal injury and wrongful death, and probate and estate planning. The office is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, and the owner served as general counsel for the national non-profit Justice For Children.

Houston, TX 77021


Fran Brochstein, LLC

Fran Brochstein, LLC brings over 25 years of legal experience to Houston mediation clients. The office handles uncontested family law cases and promotes mediation as a way to save money and resolve issues quickly, especially when children are involved. The attorney is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Houston Chapter and is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She also was named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers/Mediators by H–Texas Magazine.

Gauntt, Koen, Binney, & Kidd, LLP

Gauntt, Koen, Binney, & Kidd, LLP has been a mediation and arbitration legal practice since 1998. Clients engage the office's certified mediators for pre and post-litigation for a range of areas including estate disputes, investment fraud cases, errors and omissions claims, construction disputes, business disputes, and insurance disputes. The group is known for individualized attention and has been recognized as AV Preeminent and by Super Lawyers.

The Woodlands, TX 77386


Grossman Law Firm, P.C.

Grossman Law Firm, P.C. has almost 40 years of experience in mediation in the Humble area. The personal injury and wrongful death practice handles a wide range of cases from daycare injuries to oil rig explosions, and the founder is a certified mediator by the University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute. The office seeks to negotiate settlements on behalf of clients without a lengthy and expensive court battle and has been rated a Top Lawyer by H-Texas Magazine.

Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Sadler

Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Sadler is a Houston mediation law firm with decades of experience. The family law and divorce specialists help couples handle the multiple aspects of divorce outside of the courtroom with successful mediation. The group has been interviewed in numerous media outlets, is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been named in Fortune's Women Leaders in Law and Super Lawyers.

Jenkins & Kamin, LLP

Jenkins & Kamin, LLP brings decades of combined experience in mediation and arbitration to Houston clients. The family law office has extensive experience in successful alternative dispute resolution, and both partners are certified mediators. One of the partners is also certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in arbitration and received the David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the practice of Family Law. The office has also been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Lambert & Jakob, PLLC

Lambert & Jakob, PLLC handles mediation and arbitration in Houston and has almost 45 years of combined legal experience. The office provides alternative dispute resolution services to complement legal counsel on civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, divorce, alimony, and business and credit law and often uses mediation and arbitration for commercial litigation and real estate cases. Both partners of the firm have been recognized as Super Lawyers.

MehaffyWeber, P.C.

MehaffyWeber, P.C. has been serving the Houston area with mediation and arbitration counsel since 1946. The full-service legal office focuses on litigation but also offers superb mediation, with one top attorney having successfully mediated over 3,800 cases, as well as arbitration and other alternative dispute resolutions. The group works via the American Arbitration Association and has extensive experience with drafting and enforcing formal dispute resolution provisions in contracts as well. MehaffyWeber is rated AV Preeminent and has been named to Super Lawyers.

Robert Reid McInvale Attorney at Law

Robert Reid McInvale Attorney at Law is a Houston mediation legal practice. The firm exclusively handles marital and family law issues, including child protective services and restraining orders, and promotes using mediation programs to spare families the expense and stress of lengthy court battles. The founding partner is rated AV Preeminent and is known for his community involvement on policy issues regarding the welfare of children.

Schnurr Law Firm, PLLC

Elyssa M. Schnurr brings 23 years of mediation experience to the Houston community. The group facilitates communication and negotiation via the process of mediation for divorcing couples, life partners, estate/trust beneficiaries, employers/employees, landlords/tenants, businesses/vendors, business partners, ex-spouses, and neighboring individuals. The founding partner is also certified in Collaborative Law and worked for 20 years as a licensed realtor as well as in management at insurance companies and a trust company.

Houston, TX 77008


Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.

Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. is a Houston arbitration firm. The group features a team of top attorneys with decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion as well as multibillion dollar cases and handles arbitrations, trials, investigations, and appeals for commercial disputes, white collar cases, intellectual property, healthcare, energy, and securities. One of the founding partners is a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and the firm has been recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Appellate and by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.

Susan S. Soussan

Susan S. Soussan has been handling arbitration and mediation in Houston since 1990. The former Texas District Judge and commercial litigator has mediated over 6,500 cases and arbitrated over 250 cases in the such fields as contract disputes, energy disputes, power plant contract disputes healthcare, intellectual property, class actions, and FLSA collective and class actions. The founder is Credentialed Distinguished with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, and a member of the American Arbitration Association.

Houston, TX 77056


The Law Office of Bryan Fagan

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan is a Houston mediation legal practice. The founding attorney is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and dedicates 99% of his practice to family law with mediation services to help save families time, money and stress. The office handles all aspect of family law, including military divorce and relocations, and is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC

The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC brings over 15 years of legal experience to Houston mediation clients. The group deals with family law issues such as divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, and estate planning services and often incorporate mediation, negotiation, and collaborative law into its work. The founding attorney is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Texas and served as a Texas Family Law Foundation Member.

Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP

Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP has been a Houston mediation and arbitration firm since 2001. The team brings over 80 years of combined experience to complex litigation matters concerning oil and gas, business law, tort litigation, and financial services law, and provides arbitration and mediation services for several financial institutions and other entities facing Financial Industry Regulatory Association inquiries, employee arbitration matters, and oil & gas and real estate disputes. The office is rated AV Preeminent and has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Houston, TX 77002


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