Professional Details

Michael J. Shane
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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4695 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, TX 79912
Fax: 915-545-4433


Description of Practice

Michael’s practice focuses on litigation and mediation. He advises on issues concerning complex civil litigation, construction litigation, debt collection, landlord/tenant litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation and mechanic’s lien/construction bond claims.

Michael has mediated a variety of cases in both Texas and New Mexico. Besides being qualified to handle civil mediations, he is also qualified to mediate lawsuits affecting the parent/child relationship and other family disputes.

In 2002, Michael became a partner at the law firm of Gordon, Davis, Johnson & Shane, PC. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Pittsburg State University of Kansas and J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He has practiced law in Texas since 1996 and in New Mexico since 2013. Michael handles cases in local, state and federal courts.

Michael has shared his legal expertise at multiple seminars and conventions throughout the country and serves the community as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Justice Center of El Paso. Additionally, he represents children and parents in cases involving the Texas Department of Family Protective Services.

Professional Background

Michael is a shareholder with the law form of Gordon, Davis, Johnson & Shane, PC. Prior to receiving his law degree, Michael was a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army


Michael has mediated hundreds of mediations ranging from complex civil litigation, construction litigation, debt collection litigation, personal injury cases, landlord/tenant litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation and mechanic’s lien/construction bond claims as well as family law cases. He also mediates cases involving the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


Michael received both a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Science from Pittsburg State University of Kansas. He further received hos Doctors of Jurisprudence from the University f Texas School of Law.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
        Basic Mediation Training 40 Hours
        Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship and Other Family Disputes 30 Hours
        Family Dynamics - Domestic Violence


Michael believes in assisting the parties in finding their own solution to their dispute. The parties are encouraged to determine how they can best resolve their dispute in a way that is beneficial for all parties concerned. Michael ensures that all the voices in the room are given an equal opportunity to be heard and present their position. He uses his vast experience from over twenty years of handling various lawsuits and disputes in assisting parties by providing realistic expectations of what may or may not happen if the case does not settle. As a still active “trial attorney”, he has a unique perspective on how sitting judges and a jury may view the parties’ cases, both its strengths and weaknesses.


Please contact Michael for the rates charged for the various lengths of the mediation.

Other Information

Michael offers half-day, full-day and multiple day mediations. The mediations are conducted in person, online and a combination of both. Michael is willing to travel if necessary to conduct mediations.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Transportation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

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