What Others Are Saying

“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 lawyer; 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 recommend.”

 – Trial counsel; Mediation client