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Certified Texas Mediators in Bastrop


Our office, located in downtown Bastrop, can accommodate most mediations. However, larger facilities in town may be reserved for multi-party mediations. We offer WiFi access, and our conference room has a wall-mounted flat screen monitor available for presentation of video and other multimedia.
Several restaurants are located within walking distance from our office, and food delivery is available for “working lunches.”

  • Derek Van Gilder and J. Scott Howard are both certified mediators with hundreds of hours of mediation experience in a variety of cases. Mr. Van Gilder and Mr. Howard offer objective
  • Mr. Van Gilder and Mr. Howard have experience in the mediation of cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, breach of contract, construction and real estate disputes, divorce and family law matters, deceptive trade practices and other causes of action.
  • We accept half day, full day and multi-day mediations. We offer competitive rates to best suit your needs–hourly, half day or per day.

Arbitration of Legal Disputes


Mr. Van Gilder and Mr. Howard are available to serve as a sole judge or as a panelist in the arbitration of disputes. Neither Mr. Van Gilder nor Mr. Howard is a member of any arbitration referral organization and neither has any contract or arbitration relationship with insurers or other business industry or organization.

Mr. Van Gilder and Mr. Howard understand that parties in arbitration desire a prompt resolution of their dispute, within the established parameters of the arbitration process. A detailed and well-reasoned, written decisions is provided to adjudicate each arbitration.

A courtroom-like setting may be secured upon request of the parties, in order to facilitate the questioning of witnesses and the presentation of evidence.

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