The lawyers at Langley & Banack recognize that disputes are sometimes best resolved outside of the court system through alternative dispute resolution methods. The law firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Group offers a full range of ADR options. The Group’s members are active attorneys with years of substantive legal practice and with extensive experience serving as arbitrators and mediators in varied legal disputes.
Our team has mediated and arbitrated in areas such as business and commercial disputes, civil cases, real estate, bankruptcy, family law, oil and gas, construction, insurance, probate and estates, and personal injury. Our arbitrators and mediators include board certified attorneys in a variety of areas and certified American Arbitration Association arbitrators. ADR services are available in San Antonio, as well as in all other Langley and Banack offices in South Texas and Central Texas. The ADR Group is led by Catherine Stone and William Sommers.
Catherine Stone, retired Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals, has more than three decades of legal and judicial experience that uniquely qualify her to serve as an effective neutral third party. Her twenty years of judicial service provide insight and realism in moving parties to successful resolutions of their disputes. Catherine is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. She currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator throughout Texas, and as a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
William Sommers is so widely regarded as an expert in construction law that he was chosen by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to serve on the initial examination committee for construction law. His extensive experience representing clients in complex multi-party construction disputes is invaluable when he serves as a mediator or arbitrator to help resolve construction-related disputes. Bill frequently mediates and arbitrates cases under the American Arbitration Association rules.
Langley & Banack’s ADR group is solidly poised to address the complex issues parties face in today’s challenging economic environment throughout the dispute resolution process.