Gary W. Javore

serving the State of Texas
Austin, Texas 78701

210-733-6235



Areas Of Practice

Business
Civil
Commercial
Construction
Contract
Foreclosure
Partnership Disputes
Real Estate

 
 



Gary has served as a mediator and arbitrator for more than 20 years.  He has mediated over 500 cases and arbitrated in excess of 150 disputes.  He has been selected for the Construction, Commercial, and Consumer Panels of the American Arbitration Association and sits on the panel of arbitrators and mediators for Conflict Solutions of Texas.  But a significant portion of his alternative dispute resolution practice comes from repeat customers (both attorneys and parties).    His style as a mediator is not merely to convey offers back and forth but to help each side explore the pitfalls of moving forward with litigation by asking probing questions of the parties and their counsel.  If the case does not resolve on the day of the mediation, he frequently continues to work with the parties to help them get to a resolution.  This has resulted in a highly successful settlement rate.    

 

In arbitration, Gary is perceived as fair and thorough neutral, getting repeat business even from lawyers that have lost cases before him.  Attorneys have reported that cases are tried in a fraction of the time it would take in a courtroom setting, saving each party significant fees and expenses.

 

Mr. Javore is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. Practice areas  

 

 

$3,000 for a full day and $1,500 for a half day.  Travel expenses will be billed for mediations outside of San Antonio/Austin.

 


 
Admitted
  • Texas, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

 

Education

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., 1978
  • Kent State University, B.A., 1975

 

Associations and memberships

  • American Arbitration Association

    Commercial Panel

    Construction Panel

  • Consumer Panel
  • Panel for Conflict Solutions of Texas
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association (General Counsel)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1993)
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections on: Consumer Law; Construction)

 

Recognitions/awards

  • Elected National Member of the Order of Barristers, 1978
  • Elected Outstanding Young Lawyer - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 1986
  • Director Bexar County Legal Aid, 1986-2002

                                                          1991-1993 - Treasurer

  •                                                       1993-2002 - Vice-President
  • Elected to the Texas Bar Foundation, 1993
  • Elected to the San Antonio Bar Foundation, 1993
  • Selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law    
  • Elected "Associate Legend," Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1996       
  • Bexar County Tax Abatement Committee, 1997       
  • Leadership San Antonio Class XXIV, 1998       
  • Vice-President Greater San Antonio Education Foundation, 1999-present   
  • Citizens Advisor Panel to the San Antonio Water System, 1999-2000   
  • Appointed Chairman of Citizens Advisor Panel to the San Antonio Water System, 2000- 2002
  • Selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" for mediation and arbitration since 2006
  • Selected as the Mediation Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio in 2015 and as the Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio for 2017

 

Past experience

  • Bexar County Legal Aid, 1979-81 (staff attorney and chief of family law section)

 

Author

  • "Writing a Wrong", 1989
  • "1990 Civil Procedure Rules Update", 1990
  • "Building Your Defense" - Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1990
  • "Trial Notebook", 1991
  • "Reducing the Risk of DTPA Litigation", 1991
  • "Contracts for Professional Services"- Texas Surveyor Society - San Antonio Chapter, 1991
  • "Collecting Your Fees" - Structural Engineer Society, 1991
  • "Deceptive Trade Practices Act Revisited" - Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1991
  • "Reducing Risks of Deceptive Trade Practices Act", 1993
  • "Laymen's Law", 1991-1993
  • "Avoiding DTPA Claims", 1994
  • "Reducing the Risk of Deceptive Trade Practice Violations", 1995
  • "Real Estate and the New D.T.P.A.", 1996
  • "Property Code Requirements for Contractors Engaging in Residential Construction on an Owner's Lot", 1997
  • "Compelling Arbitration", 1997
  • "Setting Customer Expectations in Residential Construction Contracts", 1998
  • "The 1999 R.C.L.A.", 1999
  • “The RCLA, Panacea or Pipe Dream?” and “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, 2001
  • Mold Claims, Damages and Defenses, 2001
  • "Setting Customer Expectations in Residential Construction Contracts", 2002
  • Principal Author of Construction Contracts and Law Course book published by the National Association of Home Builders, 2004
  • “The SIRP Process—The Builder’s Perspective”, 2006
  • "Life after the TRCC" (State Bar Advanced Real Estate Course and Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association), 2010

Speaker

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar -Pitfalls in the Plaintiff's Case and How to Avoid Them, 1989
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar - Advanced Trial Tactics for the 90s, 1990
  • "Building Your Defense" - Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1990
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar - The Trial Edge, 1991
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-Sponsored Seminar - Winning through Excellence, 1991
  • "Contracts for Professional Services"- Texas Surveyor Society - San Antonio Chapter, 1991
  • "Collecting Your Fees" - Structural Engineer Society, 1991
  • "Deceptive Trade Practices Act Revisited" - Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1991
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-Sponsored Seminar - Winning through Excellence, 1993
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar Staying out of the Courthouse, 1994
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar - Winning in the 90's New Challenges/New Opportunities, 1995
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association - Deceptive Trade Practices and Residential Construction Liability Acts Update, 1995
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar - Real Estate Legal Update, 1996
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1997
  • New Braunfels Builders Association Seminar Property Code Amendments, 1997
  • San Antonio Bar Association Seminar – Anatomy of a Civil Trial IV (same presentation was made to SABA ADR Section meeting), 1997
  • Southern Bldg. Show & Conf. Atlanta, Ga., 1998
  • San Antonio Real Estate Discussion Group, 1999
  • Lorman Seminar “Construction Issues in Texas”, 2001
  • Sunbelt Builders Show & Conf. Dallas, 2002
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Las Vegas, Nevada; Houston, Texas; Providence, Rhode Island), 2004
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Houston, San Antonio), 2005
  • “The SIRP Process—The Builder’s Perspective”, Texas State Bar Residential Real Estate Construction Law.  (Dallas, Austin), 2006
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Austin, San Antonio), 2007
  • Author/Speaker Life after the TRCC (State Bar Advanced Real Estate Course and Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association), 2010
  • Speaker Texas Bar Association Annual Construction Law Conference 2017.  “Arbitration, What Works and What Doesn’t”

 

Instructor

  • "Construction Contracts and the Law", Graduate Builders Institute  (San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta)

San Antonio, TX Attorneys Emphasizing Integrity, Dedication & Hard Work

 
Highly-rated San Antonio, Texas law firm with a record of excellence
 
For the past 25 years, Johnson, Christopher, Javore and Cochran, Inc. has been delivering a wide range of legal services on behalf of individuals, businesses and corporations throughout central and South Texas. Because the firm’s attorneys understand that lawsuits can quickly diminish profits, their more than 73 years of combined legal experience enables them to quickly anticipate and avoid legal conflicts for clients and where possible, resolve disputes quickly through mediation and arbitration.
 
As a testament to their knowledgeable and efficient approach to case management, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, attorneys Gary W. Javore, Stephen G. Cochran and Of Counsel Henry W. Christopher have all earned AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics. Clients have also rated Johnson, Christopher, Javore and Cochran, Inc. a 4.5 out of 5 at Lawyers.com for their communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service and value for the money.

Johnson, Christopher, Javore & Cochran, Inc.

 

5802 IH 10 West

 

San Antonio, Texas 78201

 

P: 210-733-6235

 

F: 210-733-0374

 

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