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Mel Wolovits, Mediator & Arbitrator, Dallas, Texas.

Mel Wolovits

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Burdin Mediations
4514 Cole Avenue
Suite 1450
Dallas, TX, 75205
Tel: 214.528.1411
Cell: 214-649-3777
Fax: 214.269-5945
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge


  • Formerly, Board Certifed Trial Lawyer;
  • Trial attorney 34 years involved in complex and contentious, cases involving antitrust, business relationships, breach of contract, debtor-creditor, distribution chain disputes, professional liability, and businesss and personal torts, in state and federal courts in Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma, including 31 Jury Trials to Verdict, 17 appellate cases; 
  • Mr. Wolovits began as a Mediator in 1993, becoming a Full-Time Mediator in 2007. He has mediated well over 1600 cases with a high settlement rate.

Mr. Wolovits' work experiences are very diversified:

  • Raised in a Family Business;
  • Worked in Accounting Department of an NYSE Corporation, and a private accounting firm;
  • Public School Teacher;
  • College Instructor-Business Law;
  • FTC, Assistant Regional Director, Southwest Region;
  • FTC Trial Attorney, Cleveland Regional Office;
  • Managing Partner, Boutique Trial Law Firm.
  • Adjuct Professor of Law-Negotiation, UNT Law School

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death


  • Harvard Law School, Negotiation Workshop, 
  • Basic and Advanced Mediation Training, 1992-1993
  • 500 Hrs. Mediation CLE
  • FINRA Mediation and Arbitration Training
  • B.S. Business/Accounting, Miami University, 
  • M.S., Ed./Group Dynamics, Case Western Reserve University
  • J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Past-Chairman Dallas Bar Association-ADR Section;
  • Past Chairman Collin County Bar Association-ADR Section;
  • Past-President, Association of Attorney-Mediators, No Texas Chapter;
  • Past-Treasurer, Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section;
  • Participant Dallas Bar Association Volunteer Family Law Training Program; 
  • Pro-Bono Representation of a family whose Husband and Father was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center;
  • Pro-Bono legal services to Katrina Hurricane Victims; 
  • Dallas County Court-Annexed Pro-Bono Mediation Programs;
  • State Bar of Texas:
    • ADR Section;
    • Antitrust and Business Litigation Section; 
    • Intellectual Property Section;
    • Labor and Employment Section.  
    • Dallas Bar Association:
      • ADR Section,
      • Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, 
      • Business Litigation Section, 
      • Labor & Employment Section,
      • Franchise Section,
      • Probate Section,
      • Securities, and 
      • Insurance and Torts Sections.

    Mel has made presentations to the Collin County Bar Association "Winning at Mediation"; Dallas Bar Association Collaborative Law Section, Basic Training Course - The Participation Agreement; Advance Training Course- Ethical Issues in Collaborative Law;  Intermediate Training Course- Redirecting Conversation. 

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