9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 300W, Austin, TX 78759

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PAUL VAN OSSELAER mediates and arbitrates coverage, bad faith and risk transfer disputes pending around the country.  Paul has mediated coverage, indemnity and business disputes of all types and sizes under numerous states' laws.  His mediation training includes AAA Advanced Mediator Training on multi-party cases and, in his home state, he is a “Credentialed Distinguished Mediator”—the highest credential of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.  As neutral arbitrator, he has presided over insurance coverage disputes ranging from claims based in California to Massachusetts.


Before his ADR practice, Paul was a well-known trial and coverage lawyer.  As a trial lawyer, he focused on complex business cases. Then, as a coverage lawyer, he rose to become vice-chair of the ABA Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Committee.  He is now co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee.


Paul is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law and is repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer®,” with a primary practice area of ADR. He is a regular speaker at legal and risk management seminars around the country (including the ABA, Mealey’s, RIMS, DRI and trial lawyer associations) on mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution  for insurance and risk transfer disputes.


Paul is a 1975 graduate of University of Texas School Of Law and Past-President of its Alumni Association.   Before private practice, Paul served as a law clerk to a U.S. District Judge in Houston.  He now devotes full time to his ADR practice as founder of Van Osselaer Dispute Resolution, but serves Of Counsel to the law firm of Buchanan DiMasi Dancy & Grabouski LLP.  Paul lives in Austin, TX and is married to Jewel Arrington, a financial planner. They have two grown children.