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Karl Bayer, Mediator & Arbitrator, Austin, Texas.

Karl Bayer

Mediator, Arbitrator, Court Master, & Technical Advisor
14900 Avery Ranch Blvd
C 200
Austin, TX, 78717
Tel: (512) 345-8537
Cell: (512) 524-9674
Website: www.karlbayer.com
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Virginia

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1988
  • Total Mediations (as of Sep 2019): 5000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Sep 2019): 150
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Biographical

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.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • 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


Rates Information

Mediations $3600 per day with a minimum of $600 per party;
Arbitrations $400 per hour;
Special Master as ordered by the Court

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