Professional Details

Sylvia Mayer
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

S. Mayer Law PLLC

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P.O. Box 6542
Houston, TX 77265
(713) 893-0339
Fax: (713) 661-3738


Description of Practice

Arbitrator, mediator and attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience in federal court, state court, bankruptcy court, and the American Arbitration Association. Since 2014, has served as neutral in over 400 disputes involving well over $1 billion in value. Offering online and in-person mediation and arbitration. Served as counsel or neutral in disputes spanning a breadth of industries, including banking, energy, construction, finance, health care, hospitality, oilfield services, real estate, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, transportation, pharmaceutical, partnerships, retail, wholesale and others. A Credentialed Advanced Mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, who serves on the Commercial Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Commercial Mediation, and Employment Mediation Panels for the American Arbitration Association; General Commercial, Health Care and Life Sciences, and Municipal Bankruptcy Arbitrator and Mediator Panels for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals; and on the Arbitrator Panels for the Texas Department of Insurance, Virginia Bureau of Insurance and Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner. Also a Qualified Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

Professional Background

• S. Mayer Law PLLC - Partner, March 1, 2014 – Present;
• Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP – Business Finance & Restructuring Department and Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice Group - Partner, January 2004 – February 2014, Counsel, January 2002 – December 2003, Associate, October 1993 - December 2001


Since 2014, served as neutral in over 400 disputes involving well over $1 billion in value, as well as having served as counsel in various arbitrations and mediations over the last nearly 30 years. Disputes have involved a wide variety of issues and industries.


Sylvia graduated from Washington University in 1987, cum laude, with a B.A. in Theater. After working for three years in the arts community in Houston, Sylvia went to law school and, in 1993, she graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude.


As mediator, my role is to help the parties find a path to resolution. Each case is unique, as are the needs of each party. I tailor my approach to fit the parties and the dispute. I listen to the parties, empathize with their experience, pose questions, offer feedback, and facilitate the parties' efforts to find common ground and resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Small Claims
  • Transportation
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Mediator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.