Professional Details

Gene Roberts
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Student Legal & Mediation Services

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Box 2191
Lowman Student Center, Suite 330
Huntsville, TX 77341-2191
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2144578229
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Description of Practice

Gene Roberts is the Director of the Office of Student Legal & Mediation Services at Sam Houston State University. He has over 15 years’ experience as counsel representing clients in litigated cases. Gene’s philosophy is to help individuals understand their rights and responsibilities, comprehend the complexities of the legal system, and develop a proactive and productive strategy for the situation they face. Gene was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers—Rising Stars Edition in the area of business litigation and Avvo.com rates his legal background as “superb.” Gene is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is authorized to practice law in all Texas state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas. Gene is a Past-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section after serving as its Secretary for three years. During his time as chair, the DBA Board of Directors recognized Gene with the Special Section Award. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Mediators, Co-Chair of the 2013 Annual Conference and as its President. He is also a Council Member of the State Bar of Texas’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (including as the course director for its annual continuing legal education course in 2016 and 2017). In 2015, Gene received the prestigious "Bearkat Spirit Award" from the Vice President for Student Affairs at SHSU.

Professional Background

Gene served as a trial attorney and mediator. He's litigated or mediated cases involving real estate, employment, workplace disputes, financial institutions, insurance, civil rights, and family.

Experience

Gene has significant dispute resolution experience as a coach, mediator, and trainer. He's been trained in Christian conflict resolution, and in addition to his regular work, he also acts as a mediator for the EEOC.

Degrees

JD, Southern Methodist University MA, University of Houston BS, Lamar University

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2006    Kim Kovach    40 Hours-University of Texas School of Law, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
2014    Susan Cefai    30 Hours-Advanced Family Mediation Training

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

References

Lee Jay Berman American Institute of Mediation Brad Heckman New York Peace Institute