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W. Jerry Hoover, Mediator & Arbitrator, Houston, Texas.

W. Jerry Hoover

16010 Barkers Point Lane
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77079
Tel: (713) 622-0650
Fax: (713) 622-0676
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1994
  • # of MEDS (as of 4/12/23)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 4/12/23)150
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Experienced Mediator and Arbitrator in all types of complex civil cases. Mediated and/or arbitrated over 4,000 cases, including commercial litigation, business law, construction and real estate, environmental, personal injury, DTPA, medical/legal malpractice, labor/employment law, insurance coverage and disputes, probate and oil & gas/energy related cases. Also conducted several pre-litigation mediations and arbitrations for insurance providers. Approved Mediator and Arbitrator panelist for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR - New York), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the Houston Maritime Arbitrators' Association (HMAA). Arbitrated several large, multi-party and complex commercial and construction industry cases for the American Arbitration Association. Approved mediator panelist for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Formerly, appointed Master in Chancery by presiding Judge in Harris County District Court to oversee the settlement procedures in a complex toxic tort case involving over 800 plaintiffs and multiple defendants in a pipeline explosion case in Texas.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


South Texas College of Law (Houston)-JD, 1981

University of Florida-MBA, 1973

University of Florida-B.S.B.A. (with Honors), 1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Advisors (former) - South Texas College of Law, Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.   
  • Board of Advisors (former) for the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute at the University of Houston
  • Charter Member of Institute for Responsible Dispute Resolution at South Texas College of Law
  • Certified Mediator - International Mediation Institute - The Netherlands
  • American Bar Association (ABA) ADR Section
  • Texas Bar Association (TBA) ADR Section; Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association (HBA); Chair HBA-ADR Section 2009-2010
  • Construction Law Section (Former Council Member of HBA Construction Law Section)
  • Former Member HBA Judicial Polls Committee.
  • Association For Conflict Resolution (ACR)-Houston Chapter

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