Judge Bruce Wayne Wettman has more than 40 years of experience as a judge, lawyer, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutral. He was first elected District Judge of the 247th Judicial District Court for the State of Texas in 1978, and still serves as an assigned Senior District Judge for the Second Administrative Judicial Region of the State of Texas. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching mediation and is the Director the Mediation Clinic at South Texas College of Law, where he recieved the Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Adjunct Professor.
Judge Wettman has conducted a wide range of ADR procedures in Texas and many other states, including:
* Mediation (binding and non-binding)
* Arbitration (binding, non-binding, hi-low, baseball, night baseball - via mail, e-mail, teleconference)
* Internet on-line mediation/arbitration
* Judicial case evaluation
* Special Master
* Settlement conference
Judge Wettman is qualified as an impartial Neutral under the Texas ADR Procedures Act and as an impartial third party in disputes relating to the parent-child relationship. His broad experience as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, and trial judge includes successful resolution of disputes in the following areas:
* Family law * Personal injury * Products liability * DTPA * Employment * Commercial * Insurance * Business interference * Fraud * Maritime * Premises liability * Intellectual property * Entertainment law * Professional Malpractice * Property damage * Criminal law * Appellate
Judge Wettman has published numerous papers and articles includung evidence, use of experts, state of the art uses of ADR systems, ADR case law/legislation, mediation ethics, mediation skills, managed dispute resolution, and online dispute resolution. He has conducted training programs and seminars in Texas, New York, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Washington State, and Jamaica. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association Dispute Resolution Center and is an active member of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, and the Fort Bend County Bar Association. He is a charter member of the Institute for Responsible Dispute Resolution and is currently on the Board of Directors of Resolution Forum, Inc., a nonprofit ADR Service Provider. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.
* Doctor of Jurisprudence The University of Houston Law Center (Order of the Barristers) 1973 * Bachelor of Science (Economics) The University of Illinois 1970 * Pepperdine University Advanced Mediation Institute * The Texas Center for the Judiciary