Deborah Hankinson is a Retired Texas Supreme Court Justice and Appellate Attorney with a Uniquely Comprehensive Conflict Resolution Practice.

Long known for her mediation and arbitration expertise, Deborah also offers a broad range of consulting and counseling options that take full advantage of her analytical and problem-solving acumen. From pre-litigation to post-trial, Deborah advances procedural efficacy and potential settlement by providing the right service at the right time.



Customized sessions draw on Deborah’s judicial, substantive, and facilitative experience to promote problem-solving and resolution.

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Early Neutral Evaluation

An early neutral read on the strengths and weaknesses of a case aimed at providing both sides with insight as to how their positions could play out at trial and beyond. Can shift into mediation with the parties’ approval.

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Skilled decision-making and efficient process management in AAA and non-administered arbitrations. Independent consulting on optimizing your arbitration.

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Settlement Consulting

Accessible guidance on how to frame the issues, creative approaches to employ, and timing to consider based on your circumstances. Available pre-suit through post-trial.

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Special Settlement Counsel

Deborah becomes part of your team and takes the lead in bringing innovative attention to the settlement track as a strategic complement to the trial track.

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