Certified Texas Mediators in Bastrop, Texas
Derek Van Gilder is a certified mediator with hundreds of hours of mediation experience in a variety of cases. Mr. Van Gilder brings to the table the knowledge of a seasoned litigator (representing plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits), as well more than three decades of experience as a practicing attorney, to objectively assist parties in reaching amicable solutions to legal disputes.
Mr. Van Gilder has participated in more than 100 mediations--either as the mediator or as an attorney representing a party in mediation. His experience includes the mediation of cases involving divorce and family law matters, contract disputes, residential and commercial construction, real estate transactions, Deceptive Trade Practices Act cases and other consumer disputes, wrongful death, and personal injury matters.
We accept half-day, full-day and multi-day mediations. Our rates are competitive and are structured to best suit your needs--whether hourly, half day or per day.
Our Mediation Facilities
Our office, located in downtown Bastrop, can accommodate most mediations. However, larger facilities in town may be reserved for multi-party mediations. We offer WiFi access, and our conference room has a wall-mounted flat screen monitor available for presentation of video and other multimedia.
Several restaurants are located within walking distance from our office, and food delivery is available for "working lunches."
Arbitration of Legal Disputes
Mr. Van Gilder is available to serve as a sole judge or as a panelist in the arbitration of disputes. He is not a member of any arbitration referral organization, meaning he has no contract or on-going relationship with insurance companies or other business industry or organization.
Mr. Van Gilder understands that parties in arbitration desire a prompt resolution of their dispute, within the established parameters of the arbitration process. A detailed and well-reasoned, written decisions is provided to adjudicate each arbitration.
A courtroom-like setting may be secured upon request of the parties, in order to facilitate the questioning of witnesses and the presentation of evidence.