PAUL VAN OSSELAER is a nationally-recognized, full-time mediator specializing in insurance coverage, bad faith and risk transfer disputes. He regularly mediates cases throughout the country. Paul is a "Distinguished Fellow" of the International Academy of Mediators, an invitation-only organization of less than 200 preeminent commercial mediators from around the world. He has earned entry into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and, in his home state, is a “Credentialed Distinguished Mediator”—the highest credential of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. His extensive experience and training includes AAA Advanced Mediator Training on multi-party cases. Paul also is regularly asked to serve as an arbitrator of coverage disputes.
In addition to earning recognition in national mediation circles, Paul has earned recognition from peers in the area of insurance coverage. As a mediator, he earned a listing in Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law and is repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer®,” in both ADR and Insurance. Status as a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm®" in Insurance Law has even been awarded to his mediation firm. Paul is a published author on mediating coverage cases and is a regular speaker/trainer at legal, mediation, and risk management seminars throughout the country. To see some of Paul's presentations, click here.
Before his ADR practice, Paul was a well-known trial and coverage lawyer. As a coverage lawyer, in 2000, he served as vice-chair of the ABA Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Committee and, now as a coverage mediator, is a co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee.
Paul graduated from University of Texas School Of Law in 1975 and is Past-President of its Alumni Association. Paul lives in Austin, TX and is married to Jewel Arrington, a lawyer and certified financial planner. They have two grown children, Andrew, who is a third-year law student and will be joining the Austin office of Haynes and Boone in Fall 2018, and Leigh, who is a Physician Assistant in San Antonio.