Dallas Dispute Resolution Attorney
Dedicated to helping parties resolve their differences.
Maxel (Bud) Silverberg is a very experienced Dispute Resolution Attorney-Mediator and Arbitrator. He has mediated more than 4,000 cases and exclusively devoted the past 25 years of his law practice to helping individuals and businesses resolve their disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution, bringing about effective resolution without litigation. These processes enable disputing parties to refocus their attention and energy to living their lives and running their businesses in a more productive manner. Bud’s creativity, patience, and understanding of the parties’ differing perspectives, as well as the emotional and relationship components involved in their controversies, are instrumental in his successful resolution of disputes.
Experienced and Skilled Attorney, Attorney-Mediator, and Arbitrator
Resolution of disputes dealing with:
- Complicated Business Transactions
- Probates and Estates
- Shareholder Derivative Suits
- Family Businesses
- Personal Injury
- Massive Torts
- Real Estate Transactions and Management
- Oil and Gas
- Intellectual Property
- Retirement Plans
- Federal and State Taxes
- City, State, and Federal Entities and Agencies
- Professional Malpractice
- Discrimination and Other Civil Rights
- International Transactions
- Other issues involving Conflict Resolution
Bud’s extensive experience
(1) as a senior attorney with the United States Treasury Department, (2) as an officer with a major Corporation, and (3) in the private practice of law affords him the unique ability to recognize, understand, and analyze issues from the different points of view of governmental entities and agencies, corporations, and individuals. Combined with his unique ability to “think outside the box”, his experience has enabled him to achieve resolution in cases many have thought impossible.
In addition to his private practice, Bud has served as an Adjunct Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he teaches classes on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has also served as a mediation trainer for attorneys, having trained hundreds of experienced lawyers on the techniques that he has successfully employed in his mediation practice.
Bud was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediation, and continues to serve in that capacity. He also served as Chairman of the Ethics Sub-Committee of the ADR Section of the Dallas Bar Association, which wrote the Ethical Guidelines for Mediators. These guidelines, with few changes, were subsequently adopted by the ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas and by the Texas Supreme Court.
The Three Primary Forms of Dispute Resolution
Mediation – an informal and nonbinding process in which the mediator facilitates negotiations between the disputing parties and attempts to help them find a mutually acceptable solution to their dispute. Once a settlement is reached and its terms formalized in a written agreement executed by the parties, the settlement becomes binding. In a mediation the parties are the decision makers.
Arbitration – a process in which one or more neutrals (the arbitrators) review the evidence presented to them, hear the arguments of the parties, and then render a decision which resolves the dispute, if the arbitration is to be binding on the parties. Usually, the parties agree beforehand that the arbitrators’ decision will be binding. In an arbitration, the arbitrators are the decision makers.
Summary Jury Trial – an actual nonbinding jury trial (with the neutral acting as the Summary Jury Trial Judge) where the evidence is summarized and presented to a jury panel. Usually, this entire process can be completed in one day. After the trial, the parties are permitted to question the individual jurors about the jurors’ impressions of the case and the basis for the jury’s verdict. Armed with this critical information, the parties most often are able to settle their disputes during subsequent negotiations or by Mediation.
Awards and Recognition for Dallas Mediation Attorney, Bud Silverberg.
Bud Silverberg has earned the respect of both his peers and those who have used his Mediation, Arbitration, and Summary Jury Trial services. He is a recipient of:
- The Justice Frank G. Evans Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas. His wife, Rena Silverberg, MSW, a former Family Mediator, was a joint recipient of this award.
- The Steve Brutsche Award presented by the American Arbitration Association for professional excellence in dispute resolution.
Other Awards for Bud Silverberg include:
- AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell – a distinction signifying particularly outstanding legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.
- Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer each year since 2003 , published by Texas Monthly magazine.
- Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for each year since 2008 by Best Lawyers in America.
- Selected by US News and World Report as One of the First Tier Best Law Firms in 2014.
“It is rare that parties find a mediator that understands all of the strengths and weaknesses of each side.” – Gary K.
Successfully Serving Disputing Parties in Texas and Across the United States.
Bud Silverberg has conducted mediations throughout the State of Texas and in major cities in all regions of the United States. To schedule a mediation, arbitration or summary jury trial in order to resolve prelitigation disputes or lawsuits, contact Bud Silverberg at (972) 764-4300 or at email@example.com