Professional Details

Martha G. King
Associate Mediator

Greenville Mediation Center

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12222 Merit Drive
Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75251
USA
214-923-9978

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Description of Practice

Martha brings to the mediation process her 22 years of experience handling multi-state real property disputes and title insurance matters. She has resolved hundreds of disputes involving a wide array of issues relating to real property including competing claims of title, easements, legal access, boundary and survey disputes, foreclosures, various types of liens, homeowner's associations disputes, contract disputes, probate, bankruptcy, mechanic's liens and oil and gas leasehold interests, among others. In addition, she has handled numerous escrow and contract disputes associated with the closing of real estate transactions.

Professional Background

While serving for 22 years as in-house claims counsel for several national title insurers, Martha worked on a daily basis to resolve real property disputes. She actively participated in numerous mediations, negotiated settlements directly with parties or their counsels, and managed real estate litigation filed in state and federal district courts and bankruptcy courts in numerous states including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Previously, she practiced in the areas of family law, probate and commercial real estate.

Experience

Martha actively participated in numerous mediations during her 22 years as title insurance claims counsel. She brings her extensive experience resolving real property disputes to the mediation process. Since obtaining her mediator's certification in 2010, she has completed over 50 hours of additional training. She also serves as a pro bono mediator in Dallas County.

Degrees

J.D. Baylor University 1984 M.A. Baylor University 1978 (Political science) B.A. Baylor University 1975 (Political science, Latin)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010    University of Houston    Basic Mediation Training 41.75 hours
2011    University of Houston    Advance Training (5 seminars) 13.0 hours
2012    State Bar of Texas    Mediation Ethics 1.0 hour
2013    State Bar of Texas    Several ADR seminars 10.5 hours
2014    State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar     Several ADR seminars 11.75 hours
2015    Dallas Bar    Several ADR seminars 6.0 hours
2016    State Bar of Texas    ADR Seminars 12.75 hours

Approach

Early in the mediation process, Martha encourages the parties to be transparent with her as to realistic goals in the mediation process. With an understanding of the parties' motivations and requirements, more time can be spent during mediation in crafting solutions that can be accepted by all parties. In addition, pre-mediation discussions with counsel (or the parties, if unrepresented) can provide insight into the parties and the dispute, thereby maximizing time at mediation for reaching a settlement.

Fees

Half-day mediation $400 per party Full-day mediation $800 per party Hourly mediation $200 per party, split among the parties

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Partnership
  • Probate
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

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