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Patrick Keel, Mediator & Arbitrator, Austin, Texas.

Patrick Keel

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Patrick Keel, Mediator-Arbitrator
2814 Glenview Ave
Austin, TX 78703
Tel: (512) 293-0300
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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, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)59
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Patrick Keel is a former state district judge.  For over 16 years he has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator, helping resolve thousands of disputes involving all areas of civil litigation.  Keel is also an adjunct professor in the trial advocacy program at the University of Texas School of Law and a member of Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas.  He has testified as an expert witness on Texas civil procedure and recovery of attorney fees.

In 2018, Keel received the Austin Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, sponsored by the Texas Center for Legal Ethics.  In 2017, he was selected as the UT Law Alumni Association’s Mentor of the Year.

Keel is a fifth-generation Austinite.  His hobbies include trail walking with his dogs, water skiing, and snow skiing.  He is also a decent cook.

Case Experience

  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Software
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., with Honors, University of Texas School of Law (1989) Director, Legal Research Board Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Texas at Austin (1986) Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Professional Ethics Committee)
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (District 9 nominating committee co-chairman);
  • Master emeritus and Past President, Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court;
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas

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