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Tom Collins, Arbitrator, Austin, Texas.

Tom Collins

Arbitrator
6512 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX, 78731
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1991
  • Total Mediations (as of Dec 2019): 4000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2019): 250
Practice Percentages

Biographical

Tom commenced in 1991 his full-time career as a mediator and arbitrator. Tom mediated over 4,000 cases and has retired from his mediation practice, and is now serving full-time as an arbitrator.  Tom has arbitrated over 250 proceedings, both as an AAA Panelist on various Panels and privately.  Tom also has served since 1992 as the Texas Special Master appointed by the Travis County District Courts for all insurance company receiverships.

Tom started his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Carl O. Bue, Jr, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, Houston. Tom then joined the law firm of Sheinfeld, Maley and Kay, Houston, where he was a partner in and for certain years the Chair of the Litigation Section, Chair of Recruiting and a member of the Executive Committee. Tom left the firm in 1991 to establish his practice as a full-time arbitrator and mediator.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Law Degree with Honors, University of Texas at Austin - 1975
  • Business Degree with Honors, Business Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin - 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Participation as instructor and trainer in over 150 hours of arbitration, negotiation, and ADR theory and practice
  • Speaker at numerous local, state and national ADR/CLE programs on arbitration and mediation 
  • Panelist and Mock Mediator - ABA 1994 Annual Meeting - ("ADR in the 90's and Beyond: A Debate on ADR Alternatives and Mock Mediation of a Complex Case")
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Fellow, University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators

Rates Information

$375/Hr for services as Arbitrator.

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