Professional Details

Mike Haney
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Haney Alternative Dispute Resolution

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5900 Memorial Drive, Suite 218
Houston, 77007
Fax: 713-893-6039

Description of Practice

With 30+ years of business experience in energy, engineering, construction, technology, finance, government and startups, Mike Haney brings his problem-solving skills and collaborative approach to clients and parties struggling to resolve complex issues and disputes. His open and collaborative style meets parties where they are, and he has helped clients address their toughest business, construction, strategy and relationship issues.

His capital construction project experience is particularly extensive. He has led engagements related to numerous large capital projects, including construction, manufacturing capacity expansion, LNG, crude oil refineries, crude and product pipelines, upstream energy projects & R&D, petrochemical, natural gas, oilfield tool manufacturing and power generation facilities.

Professional Background

Mike’s unique background helps him address the widest possible range of business issues and resolve the most contentious disputes. A native Texan, he started his construction experience early in life, then earned mechanical engineering and business degrees at Rice University. From there, he spent three years on Wall Street, and after earning an MBA from the University of Texas, he launched a long and successful energy consulting career. He has worked in organizations large and small: from several successful startup ventures to a Fortune 7 conglomerate.

His extensive management, consulting and professional services experience, with full P&L responsibility, includes a deep understanding across the energy sector – having advised all of the major oil companies, several national oil companies in the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, and numerous other oilfield services firms. Along the way, he worked in construction, technology, and government, both as an operating executive and advisor.


Mike has advised manufacturing, energy, private equity, finance and service companies regarding strategic issues, operations improvement and dispute resolution. In addition to consulting roles at Accenture, Arthur D. Little, and Booz Allen & Hamilton, he successfully started up several new ventures and worked in energy, manufacturing and investment banking firms.

Based in Houston, Mike has worked around the world, completing projects in Algeria, Peru, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere on five continents. His specialty is connecting with clients and meeting them where they are, looking to identify and solve key issues and challenges. He has structured and developed numerous project financing & execution strategies for energy & manufacturing projects around the world.

A recent startup involved founding the Houston office and running the Americas group for an international consultancy focused on oilfield services firms. With full P&L accountability, he delivered dozens of industry speeches on key industry topics.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies, both from Rice University.

Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    University of Houston Law Center, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center    Mediation Training (40 Hours)
    Manousso Mediation and Arbitration    Arbitration Training (9.5 Hours)
    Manousso Mediation and Arbitration    Family-Divorce-Child Custody Advanced Mediation (30 Hours)
    Better Business Bureau (BBB)    BBB Auto Line Arbitrator Certification (6 Hours)
    Manousso Mediation and Arbitration    Parenting Coordination and Facilitation (18 hours)
    The Gottman Institute    Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader Training


Mike Haney’s approach relies heavily on communication – with a particular focus on providing the opportunity for the parties to speak directly to one another and be heard by the other side. A strong presence in contentious client meetings around the world, Mike has a unique ability to encourage all parties to communicate their case, especially in situations with significant differences in education, experience, age, race, class and other factors between the parties.


Fees are based on the complexity of the dispute and time involved. More information on fees may be found at

Other Information

Mike Haney listens to clients, encourages discussion of surface and underlying issues, and facilitates rapport between the parties. This approach maximizes the potential for success in dispute resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.


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