Jeffry S. Abrams

Attorney-Mediator
Dallas, Texas 75201

713-522-4733



Areas Of Practice

Commercial
Construction
Contract
Employment
Personal Injury
Probate
Product Liability
Real Estate
Workplace
Wrongful Death

 
 



Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1987

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence
    • Honors: Law Review: Associate Editor, University of Houston Law Review, 1981-1982
    • Honors: L.L.M. International Economic Law (graduation expected 2010)

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1978
    • B.S., Business Administration - 1978
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Economics

  • ADR Training


    Mediation, Inc.,
    Houston, Texas Litigation Mediation Training, October, 1988

    Attorney-Mediators Institute, Inc. , Dallas, Texas Mediation Training, April, 1991

    American Arbitration Association, Houston, Texas Arbitrator Training, June, 1993

    Dispute Resolution Center, Houston, Texas 24-Hour Family Mediation Training, February, 1991; 18-Hour Juvenile Mediation Program Training, July, 1990; 40-Hour Community-Based Mediation Training, August, 1989

    Center for Effective Dispute Resolution ("CEDR") , London, England Mediation Training, June, 2002

    Miscellaneous Mediation Training Hundreds of hours of mediation training over the last 20 years.

     

    ADR EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES


    Since, 1989, I have conducted approximately 3500 mediations of almost every conceivable variety, including, but not limited to commercial, construction, personal injury, employment, international, Title VII, ERISA, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA, products liability, medical and professional malpractice, toxic tort, securities, condemnation, oil and gas, maritime, real estate, governmental, probate, arts and entertainment and almost every other type of case. I have also arbitrated a number of cases as a sole arbitrator, Tribunal member and party-appointed arbitrator.

    Association of Attorney-Mediators - Immediate Past-President (2004/2005); President (2003/2004); President-Elect, (2002/2003); Treasurer, (2000/2002); President, Houston Chapter (1999/2000); Vice President, Houston Chapter (1998/1999); Treasurer, Houston Chapter (1997/1998); Member since 1991

    Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas - Immediate Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1998/1999); Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1997/1998) Chair-Elect, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1996/1997); Treasurer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (1995/1996); Treasurer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Committee (1994/1995);

    Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, England - Accredited Mediator

    Dispute Resolution Center , Houston, Texas - 1992 DRC Volunteer of the Year; Member of Board of Directors (1991-1995); Treasurer (1994/1995); Chair, Continuing Education Committee (1991-1993); court-annexed, community-based, juvenile and family mediator

    Assisted in numerous trainings since 1991.

Jeffry S. Abrams, Attorney-Mediator has been practicing law in the fields of commercial litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1983. His focus has been on Alternative Dispute Resolution since 1989. He currently has a full time ADR practice with an emphasis on mediation. He has conducted approximately 3500 mediations of almost every conceivable variety including, but not limited to commercial, construction, personal injury, employment, international, Title VII, ERISA, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA, products liability, medical and professional malpractice, toxic tort, condemnation, oil and gas, maritime, real estate, probate, arts and entertainment and almost every other type of case, involving people and companies from many different countries around the world. Mr. Abrams was also trained as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and has conducted a number of arbitrations as a sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and member of arbitral tribunals. He is one of the most well established and respected mediators in the Houston, Texas area, consistently obtaining business from both sides of the bar. He is available for mediation and ADR consultation.


Mr. Abrams has been very involved in the ADR community, previously holding the positions of President of the Association of Attorney-Mediators ("AAM"), national organization, President of the Houston Chapter of AAM, Chair of the Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and on the Board of Directors for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, among many others.


He is a member of the mediation Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats and has made mediation presentations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sydney, Australia, Washington D. C., Lisbon Portugal, Hong Kong, China, Coolum, Australia, Geneva Switzerland, Barcelona, Spain, New York City and Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Abrams has been accredited as a mediator by the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution ( "CEDR") in London, England. He will receive his LL.M. in International Economic Law later this year.

 

 

Jeffry S. Abrams

3203 Mercer St, Suite 200

Houston

TX

77027

713-522-4733

713-877-8587

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