Academy Member Inducted 2014
Regularly travels out of state to: LouisianaOther ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
- Practice Commenced: 1996
- Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 8000
** Note Pam Hoerster has three mediation locations: 2310 Richton, Suite B Houston, TX 77098, 3605 Katy Freeway, #201, Houston, TX 77007 and 2600 South Shore Blvd., Suite 300, League City, TX 77573
Pam formed The Hoerster Mediation Firm in 1996. She was one of the first mediators to develop a multiple office concept to accommodate her customers across the state of Texas. She prides herself accommodating customers first and travels extensively to achieve that goal. She currently has offices in Houston and Clear Lake.
Pam Hoerster is sanctioned as a "Distinguished Credentialed Mediator", having mediated over 6900 cases. Her understanding of the needs of all parties in litigation is heightened by considerable success in the courtroom representing plaintiffs, as well as defendants.
Pam previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center since 1991. She has taught civil trial advocacy, evidence and mediation to second and third year students. She is a former invited faculty member of Atlanta's Emory Law School. And, she is contributing author to "Texas Litigation Primer".
Pam previously served as President for the Houston Chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators and Vice-Chair of the ADR section of the Houston Bar Association. She also has been inducted as a fellow in the International Academy of Mediators. She is the former Chair for the ADR Section of the Houston Bar Association. She served on the Inaugural Advisory Board for the Frank Evans Center for Dispute Resolution and a former invited member of the American Inns of Court.
She was previously appointed by the Galveston County District Judges to the Board for Mediation Services of Galveston County and elected to the Council for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for the Houston Bar Association. Pam was elected President of The Mediation Association of Galveston County for 1998.
Pam received her basic mediation training through the Attorney Mediators Institute. She has received advanced civil and family law training also. She is very active in all aspects of the International Academy of Mediators, the Association of Attorney Mediators and the ADR section of the Houston Bar Association. The Association of Attorney-Mediators appointed her to the "Leadership Committee" for the 2002-2003 term. Overall, she has been accredited over 150 hours of CLE in dispute resolution. She has been an invited speaker and author to hundreds of lawyers and ADR professionals over the years. She has also been appointed and served as a Special Master, Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem.
- Contract Disputes
- Debt Collections
- Divorce (High Asset)
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Media & Communications
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Natural Disasters
- Non-profit Organizations
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Religious Institutions
- Wrongful Death
Pam received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and English in 1979 from the University of Houston. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Pam was a scholarship collegiate athlete at the University of Texas and University of Houston. While working full-time, she received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1984. She interned with the First Court of Appeals and the late Honorable Norman Black during her final year.
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston, Galveston and Travis County Bar Associations
- Association of Attorney Mediators
- Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
- Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council
- International Academy of Mediators
- Maritime Law Association
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