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Levi J. Benton, Mediator & Arbitrator, Houston, Texas.

Levi J. Benton

Levi Benton & Associates PLLC
3417 Milam St
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: (713) 521-1717
Cell: 7132991079
Website: www.levibenton.com
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

Levi J. Benton is a former judge of the 215th District Court in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Levi presided over thousands of lawsuits, summary judgment hearings, bench trials, injunction hearings and more than 150 jury trials. Levi's judicial tenure of nearly 10 years was followed by a year as Partner in a major Texas law firm where he tried lawsuits and successfully handled litigation in both federal and state courts.

Levi also mediates cases and serves as mediator an arbitrator in substantial damage claim disputes.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Texas A&I University - Kingsville, 1980 (cum laude)

Memberships & Affiliations

Judge of the 215th Judicial District Court, Harris County, TX, 1999 - 2008 Presided over thousands of lawsuits, summary judgment hearings, bench trials, injunction hearings and more than 150 jury trials. Trial Judge of the Year (Texas Association of Trial & Litigation Specialists, 2004). Best Civil Trial Judge of the Year (Houston Press, 2005).

College of Commercial Arbitrators – Fellow

American Arbitration Association – Large Complex Case and Construction panelist

ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

American Health Lawyers Association panelist

Certified Public Accountant – Texas

            Board Chair – Houston Methodist Hospital – Clear Lake


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