Susan G. Perin

ADR Activities

Alternative Dispute Resolution Activities

Throughout the course of her over 33 years of practice, 17 of those spent as a mediator and arbitrator, attorney Susan G. Perin has been involved in a range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)-related and other legal activities. Please see below for a sampling of her activities and honors, along with a listing of her experience as a speaker and author.

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Activities and Honors:

2007 Houston's Top Lawyers, Mediation and Arbitration, H Texas Magazine, June 2007

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, District 4, Harris County, Appointed by The Supreme Court of Texas, 2001-2004.

AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, highest rating for attorneys

College of the State Bar of Texas

President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, 1995-1996; Treasurer, 1994-1995; Member, 1991- present

Juror and Foreperson in Probate Court will contest case, April 30 - May 13, 1996

Chairperson of the Construction Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, 1994-1995

Original and four-year Council Member of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Attorney-Mediator, Houston Bar Association Peer Mediation Project with Houston Independent School District, trained fourth and fifth graders to mediate peer disputes, 1993-1995

Weekly volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution

Volunteer Ombudsman since 2002 with ESGR, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency - mediate cases between employers and employees concerning employment issues that arise due to employee's military service. On October 15, 2005, in Washington, D.C., named the 2005 Ombudsman of the Year for the entire United States by the National Committee of ESGR, for impacting the lives of our military, their families, and our employers


Speaker:

Speaker - "Avoiding the Line in the Sand," Association of Attorney-Mediator (AAM) Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training, San Antonio, Texas, September 11, 2009.

Speaker - "Strategies for Employment Mediations," Houston Bar Association Employment Law Section, April 13, 2009.

Speaker - "Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) - how the rights of returning members of the armed forces impact the workforce and the use of adr processes to resolve disputes under the Act," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Midwinter Meeting, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, February 12, 2008.

Speaker - "Understanding USERRA: Employment Rights of Military Personnel," Texas Association of Mediators Seminar, Ethical Considerations in an Interdisciplinary Profession, Austin, Texas, February 24- 25, 2006.

Speaker - Arbitration Panel - Arbitration of Securities, Construction, and Employment Cases, Houston Bar Association, January 13, 2005.

Speaker - "Mediator Ethics in Labor and Employment Law Disputes," Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting, May 11, 2004.

Speaker - "Ethical Issues in Mediation of Labor and Employment Matters," Houston Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Meeting, November 10, 2003.

Speaker/Author - "Nuts and Bolts of Arbitration," Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 9, 2003.

Speaker - "Mediation and Arbitration of Employment Disputes," Texas Association of Business, Houston, Texas, October 17, 2002.

Speaker - "Mediation and Arbitration in Business Cases," Institute of Management Accountants, Houston, Texas, September 19, 2002.

Speaker/Co-author - "Mediation of Construction Cases - What Works and What Doesn't," State Bar of Texas, 15 th Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 14-15, 2002, and State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Construction Law Section, June 14, 2002.

Speaker- "ADR in the Employment Context," Houston Management Lawyers Forum, Houston, Texas, October 25, 2001.

Speaker - "A Morning Briefing on Alternative Dispute Resolution Program" by EEOC, San Antonio, Texas, June 20, 2001.

Speaker - "When a Mediator is Asked to Arbitrate," Association of Attorney-Mediators, Austin, Texas, May 4, 2001.

Speaker/Author - "You've Been Selected as an Arbitrator --- Now What? Navigating the Murky Waters of Disclosure," Houston Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Seminar on Nuts and Bolts of Arbitration, April 6, 2000.

Speaker - "Mediation and Arbitration in the Construction Industry," American Institute of Architects, April 3, 2000.

Speaker/Author - "Bringing Closure to the Wrongful Termination Claim," American Arbitration Association Seminar, Denver, Colorado, March 10, 2000.

Speaker - "Settling the Mass Tort Case, Modeling and Other Issues," Seminar on Environmental Litigation Trends for the Year 2000, Houston Bar Association, December 6, 1999.

Speaker/trainer - Advanced Mediation Seminar, Association of Attorney-Mediators, Houston Texas, October 1999, Austin, Texas, October 1998, Dallas, Texas, October 1996.

Speaker - "Feedback from Jurors - What Jurors Really Think," Houston Bar Association Litigation Section, February 12, 1999.

Speaker - "The Challenge of Complex, Multi-Party Mediation," Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Houston Bar Association, April 23, 1998.


Author:

Author - "Understanding USERRA and the Department of Labor Regulations: What Each of Us Should Know," American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Midwinter Meeting, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, February 12, 2008.

Author - "Volunteer Mediation: Using Your Professional Skills to Give Back," Texas Bar Journal, July 2007.

Co-author - "Mediating Construction Disputes: What Works and What Doesn't," Dispute Resolution Journal, American Arbitration Association, May-July 2003.

Author/Speaker - "Nuts and Bolts of Arbitration," Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, January 9, 2003.

Co-author/Speaker - "Mediation of Construction Cases - What Works and What Doesn't," State Bar of Texas, 15 th Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 14-15, 2002, and State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Construction Law Section, June 14, 2002.

Author/Speaker - "You've Been Selected as an Arbitrator --- Now What? Navigating the Murky Waters of Disclosure," Houston Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Seminar on Nuts and Bolts of Arbitration, April 6, 2000.

Author/Speaker - "Bringing Closure to the Wrongful Termination Claim," American Arbitration Association Seminar, Denver, Colorado, March 10, 2000.

Author - "The View from the Jury Box," Association of Attorney-Mediators, 1996.

Author - Lead Article for South Texas Law Journal, co-authorship with Robert W. Calvert, former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Calvert & Perin, Is the Castle Crumbling - Harmless Error Revisited?, 20 S.Tex.L.J. 1 (1979) - Article cited by Texas Supreme Court in its cases.

Author - Case Note, 19:2 S.Tex.L.J. 500 (1978), Common-law Arbitration.


Susan G. Perin
Attorney * Mediator * Arbitrator

3207 Mercer Street
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-572-5000
Fax: 713-551-9301
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Providing mediation and arbitration services in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, throughout the state of Texas and in other states.