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Member Profile: Paul J. Van Osselaer

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Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution PLLC
2305 Cheswick Court
Austin, TX 78746
Email: Click for email

Tel: (512) 593-5104
Fax: (512) 593-5106

TX Chapter:

Paul J. Van Osselaer regularly travels out of state to California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Washington

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ADR Services Include:



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Calendar Last Updated: 15 Nov 18
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Paul J. Van Osselaer has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Paul is an insurance coverage mediator, specializing in mediation and arbitration of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and risk transfer disputes around the country. He has conducted mediation is over a dozen states and mediated cases involving the laws of many more. He has mediated coverage and indemnity disputes of all types and sizes.

Paul is a long-time coverage lawyer. He is former vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and is currently a co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee.

Paul is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law and is repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer®,” now with a principal practice area of ADR.  He is also a frequent speaker at legal and risk management seminars around the country, including the ABA, Mealey’s, DRI and RIMS, on the mediation and settlement of coverage disputes. He is author of Coverage Mediations:  Are they really that different?” (Coverage, ABA Jan-Feb 2011).

Prior to his mediation practice, Paul was a litigation partner at a premier Texas law firm, heading its insurance coverage practice, and then later at his own small firm. As coverage lawyers around the country discovered his mediation skills he devoted full time to it, ultimately forming his own coverage mediation boutique.

Paul is a 1975 graduate of University of Texas School Of Law, recipient of its Faculty Service Award, and Past-President of its Alumni Association.


University of Texas, BA - 1971

University of Texas, JD - 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

Distinguished Fellow—International Academy of Mediators (invitation-only) (2014-present)

Credentialed Distinguished Mediator”—Texas Mediator Credentialing Assn. (2012-present)

Advanced Mediation Training at AAA: “Managing Dynamics of a Multi-Party Case” (2012)

Former Chair, ABA Ins. Coverage Litigation Committee

Co-Chair (neutral rep),ADR Sub-Committee, ABA Ins. Coverage Litigation Committee. (2009-present)


See Fee Sheet on website, but Including all prep and reasonable followup: AUSTIN: $1500 to $2200 per party depending on # of parties OTHER MAJOR TX CITY: $1600 to $2700 per party (travel expenses included) depending on # of parties OUTSIDE OF TX (US&CANADA): $2300 to $5500 per party (travel expenses included) depending on # of parties OUTSIDE US OR CANADA: Varies by location, number of parties and anticipated travel expenses. Contact Paul. HALF-DAY (AUSTIN & 2 PARTIES ONLY): $1600 per party.


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Paul J. Van Osselaer 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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