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State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
Aerican Arbitration Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Association of Mediators
Dallas Bar Association
Tarrant County Association of Mediators
Arlington Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association

Practice Areas

Labor & Employment

Workplace disputes have increased in frequency and complexity. For more than 30 years, Mr. Peña has advised clients—employers and employees—on complex labor & employment matters. His arbitration and mediation experience will go a long way in assisting employers, employees, contractors and others resolve their differences efficiently and economically. The most common employment disputes concern:

  • FLSA/Compensation (wages, overtime disputes, pay equity claims)
  • ERISA/Benefits (denial of benefits, miscalculation situations)
  • Wrongful Termination/Suspension
  • Failure to Promote
  • Workplace Discrimination (age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation and disability)
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation
  • Labor Issues (National Labor Relations Act issues)
  • Anti-SLAAP
  • Commercial Free Speech Issues

Mr. Peña has a particular expertise in dealing with religious discrimination cases.

Business & Commercial Disputes

Mr. Peña has extensive experience dealing with business and commercial disputes. Business disputes require expertise and patience. His corporate experience combined with his arbitration and mediation background provides special insight that can benefit parties in resolving their differences efficiently and economically. He has experience in dealing with the following:

  • Collection Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Matters (Adversary proceedings)
  • Consumer Issues & Deceptive Trade Claims
  • Financing/Mortgaging/Borrowing Disagreements
  • Credit Issues
  • Contract Disputes and Disagreements
  • Partnership Disputes and Dissolution
  • Business Corporation Disputes and Dissolution
  • Executive Complaints
  • Professional Firm Separations/Divorces (e.g., law firms, accounting firms)
  • Covenant Not to Compete/Trade Secrets Disputes
  • Privacy Breaches
  • Business Defamation Claims
  • Tortious Interference of Business or Contract Claims
  • Employment Agreement Disputes
  • Non-Profit Organizations Issues and Disputes

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on these kinds of cases.

Real Estate Disputes

Mr. Peña has experience litigating and mediating real estate disputes. He can assist with the following kinds of real estate disputes:

  • Real estate contract disputes
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Valuation disputes
  • Water Issues and Disputes
  • Property Infringement
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Homeowner/Home Association Disputes
  • Environmental Claims or Issues

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on these kinds of cases.

Personal Injury

Mr. Peña has extensive hands-on litigation and mediation experience dealing with personal injury cases and attendant insurance coverage issues. He can assist parties and litigants in dealing with the following kinds of cases:

  • Workers Compensation/Workplace Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (Automobile, 18-Wheeler)
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip & Falls
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on any claims arising under contract.

Wrongful Death & Serious Injury

Mr. Peña has also handled wrongful death and other serious injury cases involving:

  • Any serious accident or incident resulting in death or serious physical injury (paralysis, head injury and/or brain trauma)
  • Drunk Drivers/Intoxicated tortfeasor Cases and Fatalities
  • Toxic Tort or Substance situations.

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on insurance coverage questions.

Oil & Gas Matters

Mr. Peña has litigated and represented clients with oil & gas disputes. He can assist parties and litigants with the following kinds of disputes:

  • Title and Leasehold Issues
  • Trespass Disputes(drilling or seismic)
  • Royalty Disputes
  • Adverse Possession Claims and Disputes
  • Eminent Domain Disputes
  • Executive Right Holder and Failure to Develop Disputes

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on these kinds of cases. Additionally, Mr. Peña is willing to travel outside of Fort Worth to mediate these kinds of cases.

Will & Probate Matters

Mr. Peña has litigated and represented clients with Wills, Estates and Guardianship disputes. He can assist parties and litigants with the following kinds of disputes:

  • Will Contests
  • Probate Issues and Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Claims
  • Trust Agreement Disputes

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on these kinds of cases.

Construction Disputes

Mr. Peña has litigated and represented clients in various kinds of construction disputes. He has experience having represented architects, engineers, construction companies and project managers and owners. He can assist parties and litigants with the following kinds of construction disputes:

  • Transportation projects
  • Right of Way Disputes
  • Public construction project issues
  • Private construction project issues
  • Energy transmission issues

Mr. Peña is prepared to mediate such disputes and if necessary, serve as an arbitrator on these kinds of cases. Additionally, Mr. Peña is willing to travel outside of Fort Worth to mediate these kinds of cases.