Ron Bankston: Attorney/Mediator Since 1977

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Ron Bankston is a Board Certified Attorney and Distinguished Credentialed Mediator with more than 30 years of first chair trial experience and 20 years of experience as a mediator. Ron’s services include mediation, arbitration, early case evaluation, negotiation consulting, complex case management, special master and ad litem work and, in selected cases, as trial counsel.

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Experience

Ron has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals, families, small businesses, corporations and governmental entities. Ron has served as trial counsel and as a mediator in almost every area of civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, real estate, employment, insurance, product liability, construction, appellate, probate and professional liability.

About Ron Bankston
Ron Bankston

Ron Bankston

Ron Bankston is a Board Certified Attorney and Distinguished Credentialed Mediator with more than 30 years of first chair trial experience and 20 years of experience as a mediator.

Ron Bankston has worked for and managed large and small law firms, and has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals, families, small businesses, corporations and governmental entities.

Ron has served as trial counsel and as mediator in almost every area of civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 actions, Title IX, commercial litigation, real estate, employment, insurance, product liability, construction, appellate, probate and professional liability. Read more

After a long day of mediation which resulted in progress, but no final settlement, Ron continued to work with the parties for the next 2 weeks. The parties reached a full settlement of all issues in the case, and this was the result, almost exclusively, of Ron’s persuasion, perseverance and just plain hard work.

Litigation attorney, Trial counsel; Mediation client

This was one of the most challenging mediations I’ve ever seen. The parties were bitter enemies who had been at each other’s throats in lawsuits dating back more than five years, and my client’s family business was threatened with extinction in the current trial. Ron’s work was, in a word, MASTERFUL.

Trial counsel, Mediation client

Ron is among the most skilled advocates I have encountered. I know of few other lawyers who could have represented the clients’ interests the way Ron did, and fewer still who could have obtained the results he got for his clients. I give Ron my highest recommendation.

Litigation attorney, Opposing counsel in personal injury case

There are few, if any, mediators that possess Ron’s trial skills and experience, and this is part of what gives him such credibility and effectiveness in mediation.

Litigation attorney, Co-counsel and Mediation client

Ron, thank you so much for your compassion, patience, and perspective. We would not have reached a resolution without your skill and steady hand. Well done.

Trial counsel, Mediation client

In more than 2 decades of litigation practice, I’ve never seen a harder working, more effective mediator than Ron Bankston.

Litigation attorney, Trial counsel; Mediation client

Our firm has used Ron Bankston to mediate a number of cases over the years. He is attentive, respectful, diplomatic and totally engaged — with the parties, the attorneys and the issues in the case. And he gets the job done.

Trial lawyer, Mediation client
[Ron] displayed a broad and deep knowledge of substantive law, tempered with a keen appreciation of the realities of the courthouse. But he also diagnosed the parties’ respective needs and acute sensitivities, and threaded a path toward reconciling those which quite literally brought the parties to a respectful handshake (and appropriate documentation) of a final settlement agreement that mooted the trial and all the years of previous litigation.

Trial counsel, Mediation client

As a trial judge, when I referred cases to mediation, it was very rare for me to suggest a mediator, preferring the parties and attorneys to select their own mediator. However, on those occasions when I did suggest a mediator, in the most difficult, polarized cases, Ron Bankston was my recommendation, hands-down. And I can’t think of a single one of those cases that he did not get settled.

Former District Judge

Ron is as fine a mediator as I’ve seen in almost 30 years of active trial practice in Houston.

Trial counsel, Mediation client
[Ron] worked extremely hard in a case we had for over a year to get it resolved. Very impressive. I highly recommended.

Trial counsel, Mediation client
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