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Paul D. Clote, Mediator, Houston, Texas.

Paul D. Clote

Diplomate member
McGinnis Lochridge
609 Main St.
Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: 713 615 8528
Cell: 832.541.5159
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced2015
  • # of MEDS (as of 25/5/24)725
  • # of ARBS (as of 25/5/24)3
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Paul has been a litigation attorney handling trials and appeals for more than four decades. His cases involve commercial and business disputes across a variety of industries.  He has tried to verdict in both state and federal courts, cases entailing fiduciary duties; partnership termination and windup; letters of credit; business fraud and civil theft; trust account funds; broker commissions; ERISA disability benefits; child abuse; minimum wage and overtime claims; oil and gas operating agreements; and an election contest.  He has argued appeals in the 5th Circuit, Texas Supreme Court and Texas Courts of Appeal. 

Paul also serves as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in complex commercial cases in Houston, Austin and Central Texas.

Paul has served as an Adjunct Professor in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Rice University; a Visiting Professor in Commercial Arbitration at the National Law Academy of Odessa, Ukraine; and at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) School of Law.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1977 (with honors)
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1974

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar admission Texas
  • Bar admission Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Rates Information

Please call my assistant, Robin Brokaw 713 615 8522; or 713 725 1017

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