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Eric Galton, Mediator, Austin, Texas.

Eric Galton

Lakeside Mediation Center
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
Suite 403
Austin, TX 78703
Tel: (512) 477-9300
Cell: (512) 799-1814
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1989
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)8000
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Eric Galton is considered by many to be a pioneer and defining force in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Since 1989 he has mediated over seven thousand cases, employing a variety of mediation styles. Mr. Galton is highly versatile; he mediates disputes ranging from a half day to two weeks in length, in cities all over Texas and elsewhere in the country, involving anywhere from two to 125 parties from a broad spectrum of ethnic, socioeconomic, political, and business backgrounds. He mediates disputes in over 17 areas of law. In addition to his wealth of practical experience, Eric Galton inspires and motivates participants through his uncompromising ethics, incisiveness, compassion, and genuine love of the mediation process. Mr. Galton has mediated in excess of three thousand employment disputes, with over four hundred FLSA in that group.

Mr. Galton has also served as an Arbitrator in over a hundred cases, with thirty of those cases being employment disputes. Mr. Galton has been named a Texas Superlawyer in ADR from 2005 to the present and is a Past President of the International Academy of Mediators. Mr. Galton is one of eight members of the 200 member IAM who received Knight’s Status, the organization’s highest designation. Mr. Galton’s sixth ADR book, Stories Mediator’s Tell, was published by the ABA in the spring of 2012. Mr. Galton’s books have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. Mr. Galton has been listed in the Whose Who of International Commercial Mediators since 2010. Mr. Galton is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and is a credentialed distinguished mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Earned an Undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1973, Magna Cum Laude With Distinction in History.

Earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976, and was the recipient of the Perry L. Jones Memorial Award.


Memberships & Affiliations


  • State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • Travis County Bar ADR Section
  • International Academy of Mediators, Board of Governors, Past President Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • ABA Section on Dispute Resolution
  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • Texas Association of Mediators (Director, 1997-1999)
  • President and Founder, Austin Mediators’ Society
  • President-elect International Academy of Mediators
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association-Credentialed Distinguished
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Rates Information

  • FULL DAY MEDIATION – $ 1950.00 per party – over Zoom or in-person, in Austin
  • HALF DAY MEDIATION – $ 975.00 per party
  • FULL DAY ARBITRATION – $5000.00 – full day plus $750.00 per hour for additional work to be divided by the parties

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