PAUL VAN OSSELAER is a nationally-recognized mediator and arbitrator specializing in insurance coverage, bad faith and risk transfer disputes. He serves as a neutral throughout the country, conducting mediation or arbitration proceedings in-person or online. 

He's been honored by his neutral peers. Paul is a "Distinguished Fellow" and Past President of the International Academy of Mediators, an invitation-only organization of approximately 250 commercial mediators from around the world. He has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and is one of only 112 US mediators listed in the British-based Who's Who Legal: Mediation


He's been honored by his insurance peers. Chambers USA rates Paul as "Band 1" in Insurance ADR. He is also is repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in America® both in Insurance Law and in Mediation, receiving one of its "Lawyer of the Year" awards in Insurance Law in 2019. And Super Lawyers® repeatedly honors him both in Insurance and in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Paul is a published author on mediating and arbitrating coverage cases and is a regular speaker/trainer at legal, insurance, ADR, and risk management seminars around the country.

Before his ADR practice, Paul was a well-known trial and coverage lawyer. In 2000, while a practicing coverage lawyer, he served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Committee.  More recently as coverage neutral, he is co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Texas School Of Law, a Past-President of its Alumni Association and recipient of its Faculty Service Award. He lives in Austin, TX and is married to Jewel Arrington, a lawyer and certified financial planner. They have two grown children: Andrew, an attorney in the Austin and Denver offices of Haynes and Boone LLP, and Leigh, a Physician Assistant in San Antonio.