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Barbara Allen

Divorce, business matters, etc., if you need a mediator or arbitrator in Texas, call us. My firm, Mediators & Arbitrators of America(info at is unique in that we offer co-mediation, co-arbitration and gender balanced dispute resolution services. I am an Advanced Attorney-Mediator/Arbitrator in Texas and an Attorney admitted in California with over thirty years of experience, including a strong business background. I belong to the Family and Business Law Sections of the Bar. My legal background includes working at two national law firms and teaching Law. For fifteen years, I operated, managed, secured funding for and repositioned companies, as well as leading turnaround initiatives and developing brands. I have successfully worked with and for major venture capital investors in a wide variety of sectors.I have done everything from being an active private investor working with company management teams, to translating and negotiating for the SATRA Group in Russia. I proactively work with in-house general counsels to avoid potential pitfalls in highly litigious corporate climates. I have served on the Boards of private and non-profit companies. I speak frequently on mediation topics. Our firm offers customized, in-house training to improve mediation and communication skills for HR departments. We specialize in complex, multi-party commercial disputes, family/divorce settlements and cost effective resolution of high-stakes litigation. We also teach basic and advanced mediation/arbitration and communication classes. Contact us!


  • Attorney-Mediator: Mediator in Texas, admitted to practice law in CA.
  • Mediators of Texas (present);
  • Tarleton State University Foundation Board;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors:
  • Stabar Enterprises, Inc. 1995-2007;
  • Rock and Talk Productions 2012 – Present;
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Avant Garde Global 2008 – 2014;
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Stabar Enterprises Inc. 1995 – 2007;
  • Certified Crisis Chaplain
    The Faith Based Counselor Training Institute 2009 – Present;
  • Television Commentator
    ABC News 1995 – 2007;
  • Associate Professor
    Pepperdine Law School 1991 – 1994;
  • Attorney
    Golenbock & Barrell 1987 – 1991;
  • Attorney
    Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison 1984 – 1987;
  • Translator
    SATRA 1981 – 1987

ADR Experience

I am involved in facilitating strategic organizational planning sessions and I speak frequently on mediation and arbitration topics, including the advantages of co-mediation in multi-party and complex situations. I lead a great team of trainers, we offer basic, advanced and CPS mediation classes. I offer customized, in-house training to improve mediation skills for HR departments. I specialize in complex, multi-party commercial disputes, family/divorce settlements and cost effective resolution of high-stakes litigation.


My motto is DEPENDABILITY-FAIRNESS-RESULTS! The mediation firm I founded is culturally diverse, crosses all age levels and employs veterans. We are a HUB and SBA certified company with a vision to improve mediation in the State of Texas.


  • Dispute Resolution Center Advanced Family Mediation
  • University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Yale Law School, JD
  • Yale University School of Management
  • Smith College, Russian Language and Political Science Double Major: BA
    Pushkin Institue, RD
    Middlebury College RD

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bioethics
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Social Security
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Psychotherapist
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Fees Vary, see for detailed information.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AAM - Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • TAM - Texas Assoc. of Mediators
  • ADRC - ADR Center
  • ADRg - ADR Group