Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice.Certified Online MediatorCertified Mediator

Robert Rice

I have been helping parties resolve disputes for more than 20 years. Much of my mediation work is related to business-to-business disputes or employment law. These cases have ranged from hundreds of dollars at issue to millions of dollars. Most of my cases involve claims in litigation or headed toward litigation.

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment, Business Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Commercial Collections, Noncompete Litigation, Separation Agreements, Executive Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour Law, Staff Leasing, Employee Leasing, PEO. Experienced in online and remote mediation, using a variety of video conferencing platforms.


Board Certified Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Member, National Panel American Arbitration Association. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Advanced Practitioner Employment Arbitration, Association for Conflict Resolution.

ADR Experience

More than 500 cases as an arbitrator, serving as sole arbitrator, panel chair and panel member. Wide experience in mediation, in cases ranging from simple breach of contract matters, complex Fair Labor Standards Act cases, complex multi-party construction, and complex commercial litigation.

I handle cases in the typical face-to-face mediation format, but also remotely using videoconferencing and other remote communication tools.

Approach

As a mediator, my job is to coach the parties and their counsel along the road of solving their own problem. I respect the role of counsel, and respect the right of parties to make their own decision. I work hard to gain the trust of the decision makers and to help them thoughtfully evaluate the practical realities of the their situation.

I always keep firmly in mind that the parties are in the drivers seat, with the power to make their own decisions. But, I also bear in mind that my role is to help the parties explore all the relevant issues, especially the issues they want to gloss over.

Education

B.A., Rice University. JD, South Texas College of Law.

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Labor - Management
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Auth.
  • ACR AWP - ACR Adv. Workplace Practioner
  • CIArb - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute

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