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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in San Antonio, TX

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1100 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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The Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center serves the locals of San Antonio and throughout the state of Texas. It provides alternative dispute-resolution methods that are not as time-consuming, costly, and stressful as a formal court case. Some of the cases that it has handled include family law matters, real property and tax disputes, construction law, governmental entity liabilities, fiduciary litigation, and health care liabilities. Former District Judge Rene Diaz is bilingual and can cater to Spanish-speaking clients.

  • Health Care Liability Claims
  • Family Law Matters
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Bilingual Mediation
  • Probate Matters
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Governmental Entity Liability
  • Consumer Law Claims
  • Employment Law Claims
  • Commercial Disputes

San Antonio, TX

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Need help contacting a Mediator/Arbitrator in San Antonio? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

San Antonio, TX 78232

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5.0 (1)

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Conflict Connections has been offering coaching, workplace mediation, conflict assessment, and consulting services since 1994. The firm is located in San Antonio but has serviced businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout North America and Europe. The owner holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from Delaware State University and is a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. She has been recognized as a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation with a specialty as a conflict coach.

San Antonio, TX 78258

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Project Mediation Pros serves the legal needs of residents in San Antonio and nearby communities in Texas. It represents individuals during mediation and arbitration to help them address family-related disputes. The firm takes on cases involving divorce prevention, parenting plans, marital or divorce settlement agreements, post-divorce amendments, and custody and visitation modification. It also handles personal injury and real estate law matters. Founder Elaine Garcia is a member of the Texas Association of Mediators Board of Directors.

  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediators

17806 I-10 Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78257

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5.0 (51)
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5.0 (34)
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5.0 (18)

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Aric J. Garza is an arbitrator and mediator handling commercial, real estate, probate, and employment matters in San Antonio. He has been assigned over 160 arbitrations in commercial, construction, and employment disputes. In addition to his mediation and arbitration practice, the lawyer has been maintaining a successful litigation practice since 2002. Garza is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and a panelist with the American Arbitration Association, the American Health Law Association, the CPR Institute, and FINRA.

14255 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

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4.8 (57)
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5.0 (10)

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Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway is a family law firm in San Antonio counseling clients through divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, protective orders, and adoptions. The licensed practicing family attorney has gained experience in negotiations, mediation, and court trials during his 20 years of legal service. The firm represents high-net-worth clients in high-assets divorces and complex property divisions.

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Keith Holloway - Principal/Sole PractitionerActive30 yrs

San Antonio, TX 78205

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5.0 (1)

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Law Offices of Louis T. Rosenberg maintains a litigation practice with offices in San Antonio and Floresville and focuses on the fields of construction, administrative, water, and environmental law, as well as property rights, public utilities, and contracts. The firm’s principal has practiced law for over 40 years and is a licensed mediator trained at the Dispute Resolution Center in Austin. Full-day mediation costs $600 per party, and sessions are conducted at the firm’s San Antonio office unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

San Antonio, TX 78216

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5.0 (2)

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Law Offices of Bart Brzozowski is a legal practice in San Antonio with over 20 years of trial experience in the areas of auto accidents, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, consumer transactions, and commercial litigation. The firm’s attorney has been a certified mediator by the Attorney-Mediator Institute since 1997, and mediation costs $350 per party for a half day without any set-up or cancellation fees.

  • Personal Injury Mediation

San Antonio, TX 78212

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4.0 (4)
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3.5 (3)

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Clint Lawson Family Law has provided legal services in divorce and family law matters for over 15 years in San Antonio. The attorney is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the San Antonio Bar Association and has handled jury trials and appellate procedures. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified mediator assisting family courts in the settlement of cases.

San Antonio, TX 78209

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5.0 (1)

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Bray, Chappell & Patterson has been providing family law legal services in San Antonio and South Texas since 1985. The firm’s attorneys have experience in adoption, child support, divorce, guardianship, mediation, estate planning, trusts and estates, and wills. The team has conducted more than 350 family law mediations with a success rate of over 95% of couples reaching a settlement.

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Attorney NameBar StatusExperience
Clarence Bray - PartnerActive57 yrs
Clarence Bray - PartnerActive57 yrs

San Antonio, TX 78212

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Kim M. Munsinger is an attorney at law with a practice in San Antonio that focuses on family law mediation and collaborative divorce. The attorney received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas and is the editor of "Collaborative Law - Start to Finish" from TexasBarBooks.

San Antonio, TX 78209

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James A. Hall has been a trial attorney in San Antonio for over 40 years and is now using his trial experience to assist litigants in resolving conflicts and reaching resolutions through mediation. The attorney has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Law and received mediation training in the Dispute Resolution Center in 2013. The fee for a half-day mediation is $450 per party and $950 per party for a full-day session.

San Antonio, TX 78230

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4.8 (4)

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Upton, Mickits & Heymann is a law firm with offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston that was founded in 1995. The practice areas of the team include consumer law, education law, labor and employment law, real estate law, natural resources, banking, litigation, and mediation. The firm’s mediator conducts sessions in the Corpus Christi office, with additional charges applying for mediation in other cities throughout South Texas.

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James Upton - PartnerActive36 yrs

San Antonio, TX 78205

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4.3 (8)

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Farrimond Castillo & Bresnahan is a business transaction and commercial litigation law firm that has been providing legal advice to individuals and businesses in San Antonio since 1985. The firm’s litigation practice includes complex commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, real estate litigation, employment actions, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and more. The team’s transactional practice ranges from banking and lending, business entity formation and dissolution, and real estate development, to entertainment contracts, foreclosures, and joint ventures.

  • Family

San Antonio, TX 78216

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Steve J. Vacek has been a full-time mediator in San Antonio since 1998 serving more than 5,300 cases. The mediation cases include family law, employment law, personal injury, real estate, construction defect, general contracts, and business disputes, but the mediator no longer handles family law cases. Mediations are usually conducted in one of the opposing counsels’ offices, and the fee is $450 per party for half-day sessions. Clients can schedule a mediation session by reserving it on the mediator’s calendar which is published online.

100 NE Loop 410 Ste 500, San Antonio, TX 78216

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra is a full-service litigation firm with offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and McAllen. The firm has over 40 years of experience practicing law with clients ranging from individual and entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 corporations and has been designated a Top Ranked Law Firm by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell in Fortune Magazine. The attorneys’ team handles a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters including appeals, professional liability and business litigation, construction defects, health law, labor and employment, subrogation, and transportation litigation.

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Attorney NameBar StatusExperience
Robert Guerra - Member and DirectorActive47 yrs
Scott Cline - Member and DirectorActive43 yrs
Richard Reynolds - Managing Member and DirectorActive46 yrs

Compare our Top Mediators & Arbitrators

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center
1100 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209Free consultation
Conflict Connections
Project Mediation Pros
Aric J. Garza Law PLLC
17806 I-10 Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78257
Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway
14255 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Law Offices of Louis T. Rosenberg
Law Offices of Bart Brzozowksi
Clint Lawson Family Law
Bray, Chappell & Patterson
Kim M. Munsinger
James A. Hall
Upton, Mickits & Heymann
Farrimond Castillo & Bresnahan
Steve J. Vacek
Thornton, Biechlin, Reynolds & Guerra
100 NE Loop 410 Ste 500, San Antonio, TX 78216

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FAQs

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an alternative to going to trial during legal disputes. The parties on both sides agree to work with an impartial third party who oversees discussions concerning the matter in dispute. The goal and hope of mediation is to come to a settlement or compromise that is agreeable to both parties. The mediator doesn't represent either party but works with both to help ensure that discussions are civil and agreements are as fair as possible given the situation. In many cases, if mediation fails, then the parties can move on to a trial in court.

  • What is arbitration?

    Arbitration is another alternative to a court trial, but it's a bit more formal than mediation. During the arbitration, evidence and testimony is presented to a panel of people who act as judges of sorts. They issue an opinion about the matter in writing, and depending on how the arbitration was entered into, it may or may not be binding. If it's binding, the parties must accept and abide by the decisions of the arbitrators. Commonly, each side selects a third-party arbitrator, and each of those people selects a third person.

  • Is arbitration or mediation better?

    Arbitration and mediation both have pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personal preferences, legal goals, and the details of your case. Mediation can offer more control, and because of that, those who go through it tend to report a higher level of satisfaction. But arbitration is more formal and may provide a more structured environment, which may be needed if civil discussions aren't possible.

  • How do I choose a mediator or arbitrator?

    If you can choose a mediator or arbitrator, it's critical to look for a neutral third party. Someone who is in any way tied to either side or who might have a known strong opinion on matters related to the case may not be the best option. Legal knowledge is important for mediators and arbitrators, but arbitrators should also have court experience. Retired or former judges or trial lawyers may be good choices for arbitrators, for example.

  • What is an arbitration agreement?

    An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.

  • What is mandatory arbitration?

    Mandatory arbitration occurs when someone is forced to use arbitration as a means of settling an issue. One of the most common scenarios for this is employment. Employers may require that employees sign an arbitration agreement before they can begin work. The employees then give up some rights to go to court over certain employment issues.

  • What should I expect in child custody mediation?

    During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.