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

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PAUL VAN OSSELAER mediates and arbitrates insurance coverage, bad faith and risk transfer disputes around the country.  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 in 2000.  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®,” now with a practice area of ADR. He is a published author of articles on insurance coverage mediations and a regular speaker at legal and risk management seminars around the country on mediation of insurance and risk transfer disputes. For a listing of some of Paul's presentations, click here.


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.