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John B. Shipp, Mediator, Dallas, Texas.

John B. Shipp

8150 N. Central Expy., 10th Fl
Dallas, TX 75206
Tel: (214) 850-7828
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)1800
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
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Online / In-Person



John was born in 1969, and raised in Waco, Texas.  After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1991, John received his Juris Doctor in 1995 from Texas Tech School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List and served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review.  After graduating from law school, John clerked for the Tenth Court of Appeals for a year, before entering private law practice.  He has practiced in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1996.  John lives in Dallas with his wife and daughter.

Legal Experience

John has over 27 years of experience as a lawyer.  Prior to opening his own dispute resolution practice in 2013, John was a partner at a litigation boutique in Dallas where he maintained a practice in a wide variety of areas.  John has practiced in the areas of business and commercial litigation, and has worked as a transactional lawyer performing real estate, commercial leasing, and general corporate work.  He has also served as outside general counsel for several of his business clients advising them on litigation, employment, regulatory, and transactional matters, and all aspects of risk management and dispute resolution.  John also has experience in matters involving oil & gas, class actions, intellectual property, bankruptcy, construction law, personal injury, product liability, entertainment law, funeral home and cemetery law, and professional liability.

Dispute Resolution Experience

John was formally trained as a professional mediator through the American Academy of Attorney Mediators in 2000.  He has maintained a mediation practice since that time, and continues to take advanced mediation, arbitration, and negotiation training courses to further improve his skills.

John has over 22 years of practical experience as a mediator focusing on the resolution of complex disputes.  Since opening his full time dispute resolution practice in 2013, John has focused on mediating and arbitrating matters involving commercial and business litigation, partnership disputes, health care, employment law, intellectual property, real estate, oil and gas, construction, personal injury, professional liability, product liability, insurance coverage, and probate matters.  In especially contentious or complex matters, John is also retained to provide neutral case management services to help the parties position the dispute for possible resolution.  In addition to his mediation practice, lawyers and parties retain John as negotiation counsel to negotiate the resolution of their disputes as their advocate.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • 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
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • B.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 1991
  • J.D., Texas Tech School of Law, 1995
  • Basic Mediation Training Program, American Academy of Attorney Mediators, 2000
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Training, Dispute Mediation Service, 2001
  • Harvard Negotiation Workshop, Harvard Law School, 2001

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1995
  • Admitted to practice before the Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas, United States District Courts
  • Association of Attorney Mediators, North Texas Chapter, President 2011-2020
  • Federal Bar Association, ADR Section, Federal Litigation Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, ADR Section, Business Litigation Section, Fee Dispute
    Committee, CLE Committee, Bench Bar Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, ADR Section, Business Law Section, Consumer and Commercial 
    Law Section, Litigation Section
  • William ‘Mac’ Taylor, American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, 2015-present; Mentor-Mentee Committee Chair,
    2017-2018; Immediate Past Chair 2018-2019
  • DAYL Foundation, Fellow, 2008-present
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2017-present
  • Texas Monthly and Thompson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011-present
  • D MagazineBest Lawyers of Dallas, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, 2015- present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member 2019-present

Rates Information

Shipp ADR, PLLC's Fees Schedule is available at Fees (, where you may also download a copy for reference.

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