Texas Civil Litigators: Preparing a case for trial is important. When preparing your case, are you also preparing a resolution and settlement strategy? All Texas courts require litigants to go to mediation before trial. Experienced litigators know that a case is more likely to go to mediation than to trial. Have you and your clients prepared a realistic resolution and settlement strategy?
Having a realistic settlement and resolution strategy is an important part of trial preparation. Selecting an experienced mediator must be part of your client’s overall strategy. It should not be an afterthought.
Mediation affords parties a powerful alternative to the uncertainties of trial. Working with the right neutral, experienced litigators can negotiate better outcomes for their clients.
When considering mediation, experienced and knowledgeable Texas attorneys need a neutral who understands the expense and uncertainty of trials.
Diego J. Peña, the founder of the Peña Arbitration & Mediation Group is an experienced mediator and professional arbitrator. He is a Dallas Fort Worth mediation lawyer who specializes in resolving labor & employment and business disputes.
For more than thirty-seven years, Mr. Peña represented individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies as plaintiffs and defendants in Texas state and federal courts, arbitration hearings and in mediations. A former member of the Texas Judicial Council, he knows and understands the litigation and mediation process very well. He is a seventh generation Texan whose office is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Mr. Peña is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Arlington Bar Association and the San Antonio Bar Association. He is also a member of the Tarrant County Association of Mediators, the Association of Attorney-Mediators and is credentialed by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.
Mr. Peña is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest possible rating for an attorney—and has earned awards for his representation of indigent clients.
He currently serves as an arbitrator on the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) Labor Panel and on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Employment Panel. He also serves as a public arbitrator for FINRA and as an Independent Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency.
Mr. Peña effectively leverages his extensive litigation and arbitration experience into his mediation practice. He is qualified under the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code to mediate all manner of cases including:Labor & Employment Cases
Few neutrals have Mr. Peña’s extensive litigation and arbitration experience in labor & employment matters. He has litigated employment discrimination cases of all kinds in Texas state and federal courts and has tried more than eighty-five labor arbitrations. He has also appeared before the National Labor Relations Board. He also has experience with the EEOC, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Texas Workforce Commission. Mr. Peña also has experience dealing with compensation and benefits claims arising under the FLSA, the Texas Pay Day Act and ERISA.Business & Commercial Disputes
Throughout his career as a Dallas Fort Worth mediation attorney, Mr. Peña has represented individuals, small family owned businesses and Fortune 500 corporations in various kinds of contractual, business and real estate disputes. He understands the challenges these disputes place on businesses and for that reason he works hard to work out practical resolutions. He has experience with contractual issues, trade secret disputes, privacy breaches, unfair competition claims, tortious interference claims, insurance coverage questions, real estate disputes and consumer litigation.School Law & Education Disputes
Mr. Peña has experience mediating school and education disputes particularly educator discharges and suspensions. He is also experienced with other school related disputes.Oil & Gas Disputes
The resurgence of the oil & gas industry in Texas has rekindled disputes between mineral estate owners, neighbors, developers, energy companies, investors, banks and others. Mr. Peña has litigated oil & gas disputes in Texas state courts and has experience dealing with the Texas Railroad Commission. He is qualified to assist parties resolve royalty disputes, trespass claims, drainage disputes, breach of fiduciary claims and other claims arising out of energy and oil and gas disputes.Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Cases
Mr. Peña has represented plaintiffs and defendants in wrongful death and serious personal injury cases. His experience representing both sides in these cases provides him with a balanced understanding of the challenges associated with these disputes.
As a mediator, Mr. Peña will is a pro-active Dallas Fort Worth mediation attorney who will carefully and compassionately guide the parties towards a workable resolution.
If you need an experienced and skilled mediation attorney in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please consider the Peña Arbitration & Mediation Group. We are also available for arbitrations and mediations needs in any other location in Texas.