The Dispute Resolution Center offers residents of Harris County a free alternative to legal action. Services include community-based mediation, court-ordered mediation, arbitration, and moderated settlement conferences. Trained mediators and moderators help parties reach agreement before the problem leads to a costly lawsuit or violence. If you have a problem or lawsuit, mediation may be beneficial. For more information, please call (713) 755-8274 or click here to visit the Dispute Resolution Center web site.


The DRC currently provides day-of-trial mediation services at the following justice courts:

  • JP Eric Carter, Pct. 1, Pos. 1 – Harris County Courthouse Annex 31, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • JP David Patronella, Pct. 1, Pos. 2 – 1302 Preston St. 1st Floor, Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.
  • JP JoAnn Delgado, Pct. 2, Pos. 1 – 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. Ste. 500, Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.
  • JP Joe Stephens, Pct. 3, Pos. 1 – 14350 Wallisville Rd., Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • JP Russ Ridgway, Pct. 5, Pos. 1 – 6000 Chimney Rock Rd. Ste. 102, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. (Some Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, as requested.)
  • JP Jeff Williams, Pct. 5, Pos. 2 – 16715 Clay Rd., Ste. 4, Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (temporarily).
  • JP Hilary Green, Pct. 7, Pos. 1 – 5737 Cullen Blvd., Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., some Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
  • JP Zinetta Burney, Pct. 7, Pos. 2 – 5300 Griggs Rd. 2nd Floor, Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.
  • JP Holly Williamson, Pct. 8, Pos. 1 – 7330 Spencer Hwy. (Pasadena), Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • JP Louie Ditta, Pct. 8, Pos. 2 – 16603 Buccaneer Ln., Friday mornings as requested.