Hon. Michael J. Schless, Esq.
1301 West 25th St., Ste. 550
Austin, TX 78705
Daily Rate $3,900
Current Michael J. Schless, P.C.
Practice 20
Cases 2000
Languages English
Michael J. Schless, P.C.
Michael J. Schless, P.C., 1994-present; Partner, Fleckman & Schless, 1993-94; Of Counsel, Fleckman, Johnson & Passman, 1992-93; Judge, County Court at Law, No. 3, Travis County, 1982-92; Local Administrative Judge, 1989-92; Attorney, Private Practice, 1979-82; Associate, Friday & Kazen, 1973-79.
Over 2000 cases mediated in all fields with as few as two and as many as 165 parties, and with amounts in controversy up to the eight figure range.
Has been a party in one mediation and an advocate in fewer than five.
My role is to assist the parties in achieving a resolution if that is their will. It is not for me to substitute my will for that of the parties. I will continue to explore every avenue until the parties tell me to stop or until the parties are satisfied that every possible avenue has been fully explored.
Michael Barron, michaelbarron@barronadler.com, (512) 478-4995; Steven A Fleckman, fleckman@fleckman.com, (512) 476-7900; John J. McKetta, III, mmcketta@gdhm.com, (512) 480-5600.
AAA ACE19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; Developments in Arbitration Law: Practice Focused Cases, 2018; Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 2 ~ The Hearing Phase, the Award, and Beyond, 2017; AAA Principled Deliberations Decision-Making Skills for Arbitrators ACE08, 2015; AAA Webinar, New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Judicial Orientation, 2011; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration ACE04, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics ACE05, 2005; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties ACE02, 2005; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, 1999; Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, Public Policy Mediation and Negotiated Rulemaking Training, 1995-96; AAA Introductory Arbitrator Training Workshop, 1995; A.A. White Institute, 24-Hour Family Law Training; State Bar of Texas Advanced Negotiation Training; Academy of Attorney Mediators, 40-Hour Mediation Training; Dispute Resolution Center of Travis County, 40-Hour Training; CDR Associates, Mediating Complex Disputes in Public Policy; Program for Community Problem Solving, Mediating Public Policy Disputes; Pepperdine Law School Dispute Resolution Institute, Negotiated Legal Disputes; ADR Training Facilitator, Dispute Resolution Center and Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution.
Admitted to the Bar: Texas, 1973; Federal, 1975.
Association of Attorney-Mediators (Past National President); State Bar of Texas ADR Section, (Past Chair); Texas Association of Mediators (Past President); Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (Chair); Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediation; Advisory Committee on Negotiated Rulemaking in Texas; Travis County Bar Association ADR Section, (Founder and Past Co-chair); Attorney General's Texas Mediation Initiative Advisory Board; Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Victim Services, Victim Offender Mediation Dialogue Program).
University of Texas at Austin (BA, Philosophy-1970); University of Texas (JD-1973).
Texas Superlawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009. 2010, 2011, 2012. Justice Frank Evan Award, State Bar of Texas ADR Section, 2006. Suzanne Adams Award, Texas Association of Mediators, 2003.
Faculty Member: University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Execultive Masters in European & International Business Law (mediation), 2002-2011 University of Human Science (Liechtenstein), Executive Masters in Mediation, 2006-2007.
Frequent speaker on ADR.
$3,900 Per Day
United States of America
Austin, TX

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.