Retired District Court Judge and Mediator Guides Parties Through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process


Retired Judge and skilled mediator acts as a neutral facilitator to help people in Texas solve legal problems.

At Pat Sebesta Law Firm, P.L.L.C., I offer mediation services as a trained, experienced and impartial retired judge and attorney. I work with parties to resolve disputes without litigation. If you're going through a personal injury claim, a divorce, have a contract dispute, want to settle a property conflict, mediation gives you control over the legal process and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than going to trial. I also work to create comfortable and productive environments so that legal adversaries can come together as partners and reach a resolution.

Why hire a Mediator?

Dedicated mediator explains the mediation process.

Under Texas law, mediation can be used as a form of alternative dispute resolution for certain cases. Mediation allows you and your attorney to work with the opposing party to try to find a solution to your legal issue on your terms and in a more private setting than court provides. As an experienced mediator, I act as an impartial third party, focused on helping both sides reach an agreement. I mediate many types of disputes, including:

My goal is to help both sides reach a compromise on the issues they face. I guide parties in communicating effectively so they can reach an agreement that satisfies each side. I also encourage you to create your own solutions and then record those solutions in writing with the help of your attorney.

Lawyer and client sign variou financial legal contract to mediate with the legal execution departmen

Mediation offers various benefits over litigation.

Mediation is typically faster, less expensive and less formal than litigation. It allows the parties to retain more control over the process while protecting their privacy. It is also nonbinding, meaning that you will not be forced to sign or agree to any resolution you are not happy with.

Mediation helps preserve relationships.

In many cases, both parties are best served when they establish a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, you can set aside hostility and agree on key points. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for you to preserve the stability and well-being of family, employment, community or business relationships while resolving your legal matter.

Most importantly, the nature of the mediation process reduces the stress of legal conflicts and puts important decisions in your hands rather than in the courts.

Contact an experienced Texas mediator to help you resolve your disputes.

At Pat Sebesta Law Firm, P.L.L.C., I provide mediation services for parties throughout Texas, but primarily in Brazoria County. If you are seeking an impartial third party to guide you through the process, send an email to   My mediation price guide and online calendar are available to make the process easier.