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Greg Bourgeois, Mediator & Arbitrator, Austin, Texas.

Greg Bourgeois

Lakeside Mediation Center
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
Suite 403
Austin, TX 78703
Tel: (512) 477-9300
Website: www.lakesidemediation.com
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

Recognized by attorneys and clients alike for his fair, creative style and tenacious commitment to helping parties reach a resolution even if it means he continues to facilitate conversations between interested parties after the day of mediation. Greg’s litigation experience began in 1991 and he has worked on both sides of the docket for large corporations, small businesses, and individuals. This allows Greg to bring an acute ability to view conflict and concerns from different perspectives and to work with each party to cultivate innovative solutions.

In 2000 he acted on his vision for providing a peaceful, neutral site for the constructive resolution of disputes by co-founding The Lakeside Mediation Center. Greg and the Lakeside Mediation Center provide the full range of dispute resolution services, including mediations, arbitrations, continuing legal education seminars and consulting services. Since that time, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has utilized Greg’s skills to help intervene at the initial stages of charges of discrimination to resolve matters prior to EEOC investigations. He has also been asked to mediate charges of discrimination filed by EEOC employees under the acclaimed RESOLVE Program.

Prior to co-founding The Lakeside Mediation Center, Greg was a lawyer in the commercial, healthcare, and employment litigation sections of Small Craig and Werkenthin, P.C. in Austin and in his own law firm. Greg earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Greg is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law and St. Edward’s University, magna cum laude.

He has successfully mediated disputes involving employment and wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment; commercial issues, contracts, securities, and partnership dissolution; the media; divorce and family matters; intellectual property; professional liability; environmental concerns; real estate and construction; landlord/tenant relationships; personal injury and products liability; consumer (DTPA) issues; products liability; probate; and insurance law.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Anti-Trust
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

Greg is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law and St. Edward's University, Honors Program.


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators
  • Distinguished Mediator Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Perennially chosen as one of Texas Monthly´s “Super Lawyer in Mediation and Arbitration”, a distinction awarded to the top 5% of lawyers statewide
  • Austin Business Journal´s “Best of the Best in Commercial Mediation and Arbitration”
  • Past President of the Central Texas Chapter of Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, a statewide initiative to develop and implement a central code of ethics, credentialing process and grievance procedure for the practice of mediation in Texas
  • Alumnus of the Attorney Mediator Institute, advanced mediator training from the Association of Attorney Mediators and family law mediator training from Ceasefire, Inc.
  • Co-Producer of and mediator in the training video, “A Guide to Mediation,” which received the 2000 Communicator
  • Award for excellence in video production related to legal services
  • Approved mediator for the U.S. District Court of Texas, Western Division

Rates Information

  • FULL DAY MEDIATION – $1600.00 per party
  • HALF DAY MEDIATION – $750.00 per party
  • TWO-HOUR MEDIATION (7:00-9:00 a.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m. Central) – $500.00 per party
  • COLLECTIVE OR CLASS FLSA MEDIATIONS – $3500.00 per party plus travel expenses if outside Austin
  • FULL DAY ARBITRATION – $5000.00 – full day plus $500.00 per hour for additional work to be divided by the parties

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