Bud Silverberg, Attorney-Mediator and Arbitrator
Dallas Mediation Attorney — Alternative Dispute Resolution
Maxel (Bud) Silverberg
- BBA — The University of Texas at Austin
- MBA (Accounting and Finance) — Southern Methodist University
- JD — The University of Texas School of Law
Mediation: Dallas Bar Association Mediator Training; Attorney-Mediators Institute Advanced Mediator Training; CDR Associates Advanced Mediator Training; State Bar of Texas Advanced Mediation Training; Attorney-Mediators Institute Family Law Mediator Training; Harvard Law School Negotiations and Advanced Negotiations Workshops; Key Bridge Foundation Americans with Disabilities Act Mediation Workshop; and EEOC Mediation Training.
Arbitration: American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator Training and Advanced Arbitrator Training; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration Training, Advanced Arbitration Training, and Chairman’s Arbitration Training; and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration Training.
Senior attorney with the United States Treasury Department; Vice President-Tax Counsel of TCO Industries (formerly the parent company of Trailways, Delta Steamship Lines, and other domestic and foreign corporations); and the private practice of law. His multi-faceted legal experience provides the unique ability to recognize, identify and analyze issues from the perspectives of governmental entities and agencies, corporations, and individuals.
Areas of experience and practice include all types of business, financial and commercial transactions (both domestic and international); personal injury and massive torts; employment; securities; oil and gas; construction; real estate; insurance; franchises; probates and estates; federal income, estate, and state property taxes; bankruptcy; intellectual property; professional malpractice; race, age, gender, and religious discrimination, and other civil rights issues; labor relations; retirement plans; all levels of governmental entities and agencies; and family businesses (including issues relating to the succession of the family business from one generation to the next).
Mediation/Arbitration/Summary Jury Trial
Mediated more than 4,000 cases, resulting in a very high settlement rate. All of these cases, as well as those arbitrated or conducted by Summary Jury Trial, have included disputes in one or more of the above-described areas. In addition, Bud has mediated disputes between automobile manufacturers and their dealers; shareholders derivative disputes; and many other types of conflicts that lent themselves to resolution by these processes.
Dispute Resolution Activities
Past President of the Association of Attorney-Mediators; Adjunct Professor teaching Dispute Resolution at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law; member of the faculty of the Attorney-Mediators Institute, the Dallas Bar Association’s Mediator Training, and the Dallas County Family Courts Co-Mediation Training; member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Chairman of special State Bar of Texas committee to prepare a plan and pilot program for mediating grievances against Texas attorneys; member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas (ADR Section and former member of its governing Council), the Dallas Bar Association (ADR Section, and past Chairman of Ethics Subcommittee), former member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee to the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediations, the State Bar of Texas Task Force on Mediator Quality and Credentialing; the Association of Attorney-Mediators, former member of the Texas Association of Mediators and the International Academy of Mediators.
Teaching and Training
Adjunct Professor teaching Dispute Resolution at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law; Member of the faculty of the Attorney-Mediators Institute, the Dallas Bar Association’s Mediator Training, the Dallas County Family Courts Co-Mediation Training, and Dispute Mediation Service Mediation Training; Lecturer at numerous seminars, workshops, and professional meetings.
Other Dispute Resolution Activities
Member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Chairman of State Bar of Texas ad hoc committee to prepare a plan and pilot program for mediating grievances against Texas attorneys
Former member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee to the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
Member of the Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediations
Member of the State Bar of Texas Task Force on Mediator Quality and Credentialing
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dallas Bar Association (Member of ADR Section and Past Chairman of Ethics Subcommittee)
- State Bar of Texas (Member of ADR Section and former member of its Governing Council)
- American Bar Association
- Association of Attorney-Mediators (Past President)
- Texas Association of Mediators
- Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (Credentialed Distinguished Mediator)
- National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Honors and Awards
- Recipient of the American Arbitration Association’s Steve Brutsche Award for professional excellence in dispute resolution.
- Joint recipient with his wife, Rena Silverberg, MSW, of the “Justice Frank G. Evans Award” presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas.
- Named by Texas Monthly as one of the Texas Super Lawyers in each year since 2003.
- Selected by Best Lawyers in America as one of the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008.
- Named by US News and World Report as one of the best law firms in 2014.