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Hon. Phylis J. Speedlin (Former Justice), Mediator & Arbitrator, San Antonio, Texas.

Hon. Phylis J. Speedlin (Former Justice)

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Dykema
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Tel: (210) 554-5594
Cell: 210-262-1180
Fax: (210) 226-8395
Website: www.dykema.com
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1995
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2019): 600
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2019): 125
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Biographical

Phylis J. Speedlin counsels clients in two primary areas: alternative dispute resolution - including arbitration, mediation and private judging - and appellate strategy. She delivers exceptional value by virtue of her experience as a judge, appellate advocate, and trial lawyer. An attorney for more than 32 years, Justice Speedlin served as a jurist for 13 years, ten years as a justice on the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals and three years as a Bexar County trial judge. During her tenure on the Fourth Court, Justice Speedlin authored more than 1,300 opinions covering a wide variety of issues, including personal injury, property rights, insurance law, medical malpractice, family law, employment law, probate, oil and gas, construction law and criminal law.

Mediates and arbitrates complex, multi-party litigation including personal injury, tort, product, health care, business, construction, employment, oil and gas lease and royalty disputes, probate, commercial, and family law.

Has served on AAA Arbitration Panels for Healthcare and Consumer – Expedited, Regular, Large Complex Case -- and Appellate since 2012. Arbitrated business, health care, construction, and employment disputes. Conducted arbitrations as a single arbitrator and as a member of a panel including healthcare payer/provider, business, franchise, and construction disputes.

Qualified under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to try lawsuits as a Private Judge upon agreement of the parties and referral by the trial court.

 

 

 


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas J.D. with distinction, 1983 (Member of the John M. Harlan Society)
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas - M.S. Health Care Administration, 1977, Honor Graduate
  • Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, B.S. Nursing, 1975
  • Pittsburgh Presbyterian University - Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Diploma - Registered Nurse, 1970 - Honor Graduate, President of Student Government

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, 2013-present
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, ADR Section, 2012-present
  • Texas Bar Association, Pattern Jury Charges Oversight Committee, 2005-present
  • Texas Bar Association, Pattern Jury Charge, Volume 3, 1993-1995
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Chair, Community Justice Pro Bono Committee, 2009-2013
  • San Antonio Bar Association (President 2010-2011)
  • Founder and Co-Chair, San Antonio Community Justice Program, 2002-2008
  • Vice Chair, San Antonio District Courts Committee, 1997-1999; Member 2002
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Chair Advisory Committee San Antonio Bar Foundation, 2011-2012
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates – San Antonio Chapter, 1995-present
  • Member, San Antonio Women's Bar Association, 2000-present
  • Member Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2003-present
  • Member, William S. Sessions American Inn of Court, 1987-2001
  • Member, ADR Section San Antonio Bar Association, 1997-1999; Treasurer

Rates Information

$1550 per day per party for mediation. $850 per party for half day mediation. $450.00 per hour for arbitration, and private judging.

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