Kimberlee K. Kovach has nearly thirty years experience in mediation as a leading teacher, trainer, scholar and practitioner. She is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, as well as a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. Professor Kovach has taught a variety of ADR courses in legal education for over fifteen years, and is the author of a text book for law school use, Mediation: Principles And Practice (3rd ed. 2004). She is also the author of Mediation In A Nutshell (2003). Kovach has published numerous law review articles, book chapters as well as short articles on a variety of ADR and related topics. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and trainer. She currently serves as the Distinguished Lecturer in Dispute Resolution at South Texas College of Law.
Eric Galton is considered by many to be a pioneer and defining force in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Since 1989 he has mediated over thirty-seven hundred cases, employing a variety of mediation styles, and consistently maintains a 91% settlement rate. Mr. Galton is highly versatile; he mediates disputes ranging from a half day to two weeks in length, in cities all over Texas and elsewhere in the country, involving anywhere from two to 125 parties from a broad spectrum of ethnic, socioeconomic, political, and business backgrounds. He mediates disputes in over 17 areas of law. In addition to his wealth of practical experience, Eric Galton inspires and motivates participants through his uncompromising ethics, incisiveness, compassion, and genuine love of the mediation process.