“Your good lawyers realize that a good settlement is worth more than a good (jury) judgment. They don’t appeal the settlement, and you get it quicker. If you can get just as much in six months with mediation as you’re going to get in two years with a two- or three-week trial, you’d be foolish not to mediate the case.” ~Tom Conway
Mr. Steele is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He also holds an LLM degree in Intellectual Property Law specializing in Trade Secrets/Information Law from the University of Houston Law Center (ranked in the top five for Intellectual Property Law in the nation). Prior to opening the firm, he was the managing partner of Steele Sturm, PLLC. He also practiced in the employment and litigation sections of Seyfarth Shaw, one of the largest employment firms in the nation. He was privileged to work for both United States District Judge Melinda Harmon, as well as Justice Sam Nuchia of the First Court of Appeals in Houston and brings this unique experience and insight to the mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice area.
Mr. Steele has a broad range of litigation experience both in and out of the courtroom. These years of experience as a civil litigator equip him to resolve disputes fairly and with a much lesser time wasted. He has a proven track record of successful mediations including a 100% settlement rate for all mediations he has presided over.
Our office will coordinate all scheduling and billing for your mediation. Fees and rates will vary depending on your mediation needs. We will discuss fees in detail prior to any commitment.
The Steele Law Group, PLLC, is committed to providing high-quality conflict resolution regardless of the subject matter. We facilitate this service through two modes of alternative dispute resolution: mediation and arbitration. These two services are delivered by our well-experienced mediators/arbitrators who are readily available to assist you with your conflict resolution needs.
Mediation fees are customized for the mediation needs of each client. This is based upon several criteria such as the number of parties, the type of case, the number of people attending, the amount of mediation time that needs to be scheduled, the anticipated amount of premeditation telephonic dialogue, the quantity of advance submission reading and the amount in controversy. We take each case very seriously and pride our firm by providing the highest quality mediation available.
We offer both full-day and half-day services. We will customize your services to your needs. Mediation days are often lengthy and grueling. For full-day mediations, we serve hot, nutritious catered luncheons, plus snacks are available throughout the day. Our staff will help make an intense day of litigation as pleasant as possible.
We are available to mediate any case that needs mediation services. However, the primary areas in which Steele Law Group, PLLC, mediates and arbitrates are as follows:
- Labor and employment
- Intellectual property
- Estate Planning
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- General disputes
Steele Law Group, PLLC, also offers mediation space upon request for legal counsels that need conference/meeting space for mediations.
Facilities And Amenities
We are located on the 73rd floor of the prestigious Chase Tower in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas. Our firm offers a white marker board in each conference room. We offer the latest technology for your use, including all conference rooms having teleconference capability. For full-day mediations nutritious catered lunches are provided by local restaurants plus snacks are available throughout the day. We also provide ice, tea, bottled water, coffee and a variety of soft drinks. The menu changes daily among our various caterers. The office is equipped with Wi-Fi throughout and offers a printing center for any clerical or printing needs. The firm will also provide parking directions and subsidizes daily parking rates.