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Member Profile: Karl Bayer

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Mediator, Arbitrator, Court Master, & Technical Advisor
14900 Avery Ranch Blvd
C 200
Austin, TX 78717
Email: Click for email

Tel: (512) 345-8537

TX Chapter:

Karl Bayer regularly travels out of state to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Virginia

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Calendar Last Updated: 14 Nov 18
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Karl Bayer has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementBanking & Finance
design elementBankruptcy/Creditors
design elementBiotech
design elementBusiness Dissolution
design elementCivil Rights
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design elementCommercial/Business
design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
design elementConstruction
design elementConsumer Fraud
design elementContract Disputes
design elementCross Cultural
design elementDebt Collections
design elementDiscrimination
design elementDivorce (High Asset)
design elementEEOC
design elementEducation
design elementEminent Domain
design elementEmployment
design elementEnergy Sector (Oil, Gas)
design elementEngineering
design elementEntertainment Sector
design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
design elementFranchise
design elementHealth Care
design elementIndustrial
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
design elementInternet
design elementLand Use/Planning
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementMedical Devices
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design elementMergers & Acquisitions
design elementMining
design elementNatural Disasters
design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPartnerships
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPharmaceuticals
design elementPolice
design elementPremises Liability
design elementProbate
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
design elementProfessional Liability
design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementProperty Damage
design elementPublic Policy
design elementRailroad & Trucking
design elementReal Estate
design elementReligious Institutions
design elementSecurities
design elementSexual Harassment
design elementShareholder Disputes
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
design elementTaxation
design elementTechnology
design elementTelecommunications
design elementTorts
design elementTrademarks/Patents
design elementTransportation
design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementUnfair Competition
design elementUtilities
design elementVenture Capital
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
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Karl began his career as an engineer, consulting for the design of large-scale radar tracking systems, and was a founding partner of Omnibus, a company that developed software to automate school bus routing. Karl then spent seven years in governmental relations positions, including staff attorney in Pesticides and Toxic Substances with the Environmental Protection Agency. He was legislative director for U.S. Representative Kent Hance, administrative and legislative aide for State Senator Don Adams and a law clerk for Texas Attorney General John Hill.

In the legal field, Karl worked as a trial lawyer, specializing in plaintiff's personal injury and intellectual property. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Monterey Law School and Annahuac Law School in Mexico City in international negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. Karl is a Fellow at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and a regular guest lecturer at the University of Texas Law School in alternative dispute resolution, trial tactics, negotiation and professional responsibility. Karl received the 1998 Community Peacemaker Award from the Travis County Dispute Resolution Center. His primary practice is now mediation and arbitration of civil/commercial cases.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, classes in microbiology and digital systems design - 1998
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. - 1976
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. (Biomedical Engineering) - 1973
  • Rice University, B.A. cum laude (Electrical Engineering) - 1971

Memberships & Affiliations

  •  American Board of Trial Advocates 
  •  American Law Institute
  •  Austin Bar Association 
  •  Austin Intelectual Property Inns of Court
  •  Federal Bar Association 
  •  International Academy of Mediators
  •  National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 
  •  State Bar of Texas 
  •  Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  •  Texas Bar Foundation 
  •  University of Texas Law Professor
  •  Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent
  •  Texas Super Lawyers
  •  Best Lawyers in America
  •  Advisory Board, Center for Global Energy,  International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at the University of Texas School of Law
  • The Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • The Austin Association of Mediators


Mediations $3600 per day with a minimum of $600 per party;
Arbitrations $350 per hour;
Special Master as ordered by the Court


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Karl Bayer is a member of our TX chapter, The Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The TADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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