Alternative Dispute Resolution


Section Focus

A man in a suit speaks at a podium at South Texas College of Law Houston for the ADR Section's Spring 2019 Conference.The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the HBA is committed to educating and informing members of the Section and the HBA on the benefits and all aspects of mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternatives to litigation. Mediation is relatively new to the profession and the Courts of Texas as it did not begin to receive its widespread acceptance until the nineties.

The Section has a Council which meets monthly to plan the education programs which are also presented monthly from September until May. Currently, the programs are held at South Texas College of Law Houston at 7:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Participants receive 1 hour of CLE credit.

The Section also co-hosts a Reception for the Judiciary in December in lieu of its regular monthly meeting.


2021-22 Section Officers

Heather McFarlane, McFarlane PLLC
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Immediate Past Chair
Shannon Quadros, Kilmer, Crosby & Quadros PLLC

Chair Elect
Stanley Santire, Santire Law Firm, PLLC

Danielle Comeaux, Comeaux Mediation

Lisa Ketai, LK Mediation Services LLC

Council Members At-Large

The Hon. Caroline Baker
Retired Judge

Debra Berman
South Texas College of Law Houston - Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution

Megan Daic
Attorney at Law

Amy Hawk
University of Houston Law Center - Blakely Advocacy Institute

David Lopez
David T. Lopez & Associates

David Sharp
Law Office of David E. Sharp P.L.L.C.

Alicia Franklin York
Attorney at Law

History of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Chairs


Member Details

Section Members: 263

Section Dues: $25


Law Student Policies


$10 with reservation.
$15 for walk-in.