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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

The Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Dallas Bar Association provides continuing legal education and training opportunities for alternative dispute resolution professionals. The ADR Section is an Affiliated Organization of the American Institute of Mediation


Section Officers:

Name: Lisbeth Bulmash
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Mediators360
Firm Address: 11700 Preston Road, Ste. 660 PMB 411
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75230
Business Phone: 214.666.6145

Name: Akbar Kabani
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Kabani & Kabani, PLLC
Firm Address: 13355 Noel Road, Ste. 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75240
Business Phone: 888.669.2889

Name: Jonathan Herman
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Herman Law Firm
Firm Address: 1601 Elm Street, Suite 2002
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214.624.9805

Name: M. Todd Allen
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Allen Mediations
Firm Address: 4925 Greenville Avenue, Sutie 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214.296.9196

Name: John DeGroote
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: John DeGroote Services, LLC
Firm Address: 501 S. 2nd Avenue, Ste. A-700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75226
Business Phone: 214.887.3484

Name: Laura Benitez Geisler
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Geisler Law Firm
Firm Address: 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 1400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: 214.651.4200

Resource Links

Association of Attorney Mediators

State Bar of Texas ADR Section

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

Texas Association of Mediators

Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $20.00 membership fee to:

2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  

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