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Houston & Fort Worth Mediation Lawyers

Want to try mediation to resolve your family or civil dispute? Contact our Houston and Fort Worth mediation attorneys at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth to book a free consultation to learn more.

    "Ryan & Keith genuinely care about their clients."

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    - Gerard P.
    "Ryan and team were very professional and empathetic regarding probating my sister's estate."

    They were caring and kind all the way through the process. I highly recommend them to anyone entitled to claim leftover funds from foreclosure or who need to probate an estate for a loved one. Here is a picture of myself and my lovely sister, Karen!

    - Shirley H.
    "After my Mom passed away and her house was foreclosed on, Ryan of Conscious Dealz helped me get the excess funds from the foreclosure."

    He told me the amount I would receive at the beginning of the process. He also told me that I would never have to step inside of a court room, which I didn't want to due to the complex challenges of probate court. Ryan and his team worked very hard for me.

    - AJ J.
    "Keith and his team were fantastic."

    Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...

    - Thomas M.
    "Thank you, Keith, I truly appreciate you."

    He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.

    - Kathie
    "He was responsive and found the right resources for us."

    He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.

    - Previous Client
    "He is aggressive in court room while remaining respectful and compassionate to other lawyers and his clients."

    Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.

    - Jennifer
    "Whenever I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or email Keith."

    Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.

    - Susan

Serving Clients through Mediation in Civil Disputes

In regard to legal disputes, mediation is a route to settling issues between disputing parties outside of the courtroom. This is called an “alternate dispute resolution” process because it gives both sides the opportunity to voluntarily negotiate a mutually agreed-upon settlement as opposed to having the issue decided by a court. In today’s society, litigation has become rampant, clogging the courts, resulting in long delays for civil trials. These trials are extremely time-consuming, expensive, stressful, and their results are fraught with uncertainty. They leave all of the decisions regarding your issue to a judge and/or jury whom you have never met and do not know.

Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly provide mediation services to clients facing various types of family and civil matters. Our attorneys can assist you in devising a mediation plan, helping you to understand the process, how it works, and what to expect as the process takes place. Mediation occurs through various steps; we can act as your legal advisor throughout the proceedings. With 20 years of experience in negotiation, mediation, and litigation practice, we are well-versed in what it takes to complete a successful mediation process to resolve disputes outside of the civil court system. This saves you time, money, frustration, and worry.

How Does Mediation Work?

For some disputes, the only way to resolve them is through litigation. However, for many others, mediation can result in a faster route to conclusion that gives you a measure of control that you will not have in a courtroom. Mediation is a form of “supercharged” negotiation as it uses a trained neutral party whose job is to facilitate constructive communication between the disputing parties.

A multi-step process is generally used to structure the mediation process, such as making a clear statement of the problem, gathering information about the issues, clearly identifying the problems that are disputed by both sides, coming up with agreeable options, bargaining and negotiating solutions, and reaching a settlement that both sides can agree on. Throughout this process, both sides can meet privately with the mediator as well as jointly with all parties present.

Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly can assist you in the mediation of conflicts, such as the following:

  • Probate disputes involving family members and other interested parties.
  • Will contests.
  • Trust disputes, involving trust administration.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty in civil matters, including business/commercial disputes.
  • Guardianship disputes.
  • Partnership disputes.
  • Shareholder disputes.
  • Business dissolution disputes.
  • Noncompete violation disputes.
  • Trustee disputes.

We can help you initiate the mediation of a civil case before any lawsuit is filed. This enables you to present your case to the mediator before the cost of litigation even begins. The mediation of a case is minimal in comparison to the expenses involved through all the phases of a lawsuit. Those costs can include jury fees, expert witness costs, court reporter costs, extensive attorney fees, and other expenses that could exceed the monetary amount that lies at the heart of a dispute. Furthermore, litigated cases depend on court schedules that take place over weeks, months, or even years, depending on the complexity of the case.

In cases where the dispute is not resolved through mediation, you will be advised as to your options. You may wish to take some time off and meet again at a later date, engage in arbitration if appropriate, or move forward to litigation.

Let Us Help You with Mediation

Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly believe that mediation is a positive method that can be used to resolve disputes. Our firm is dedicated to helping you achieve favorable results through this alternative method.

Call us at (713) 636-5339 in Houston and (817) 442-2048 in Fort Worth to discuss your mediation options today. 

Success that Speaks for Itself

Case Results
  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets

    Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.

  • Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case

    Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.

  • Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing

    Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.

  • Case Won Guardianship Case

    Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.

  • Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case

    Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.

Why Choose Attorneys Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly?

  • Extensive Experience

    With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.

  • Aggressive Litigators

    Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.

  • Free Consultations
    Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
  • Personalized Attention

    If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.

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Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.