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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

The Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Dallas Bar Association provides continuing legal education and training opportunities for alternative dispute resolution professionals. The ADR Section is an Affiliated Organization of the American Institute of Mediation


Section Officers:

Name: M. Todd Allen
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Allen Mediations
Firm Address: 4925 Greenville Avenue, Sutie 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214.296.9196

Name: Frances Smith
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
Firm Address: 9201 N. Central Exwy, 4th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75231
Business Phone: 214.780.1493

Name: Sharon Corsentino
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Sharon Corsentino Mediations, PLLC
Firm Address: 906 W. McDermott Drive, Suite 116-122
Firm City, State, Zip: Allen, TX 75013
Business Phone: 214.937.9209

Name: Patrick Collins
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Burdin Mediations
Firm Address: 4514 Cole Ave Ste 1450
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 
Business Phone: 214.528.1411

Name: Akbar Kabani
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Kabani & Kabani, PLLC
Firm Address: 13355 Noel Road, Ste. 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75240
Business Phone: 888.669.2889

Name: Amy M. Stewart
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Stewart Bradbury PLLC
Firm Address: 1722 Routh St, Ste. 754
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 469-607-2300

Name: Lynne Nash
Officer Position: Member At Large
Firm: Nash Legal Solutions, PLLC
Firm Address: 905 Rodeo Dr
Firm City, State, Zip: Colleyville, TX 76034
Business Phone: 682.888.8124

Name: Barry Wernick
Officer Position: Member At Large
Firm: Wernick Law Group
Firm Address: 13770 Noel Rd # 800646
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75240
Business Phone: 972.503.5895

Resource Links

Association of Attorney Mediators

State Bar of Texas ADR Section

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

Texas Association of Mediators

Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $20.00 membership fee to:

2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  

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