John W. Kelly, Jr., Attorney-Mediator
University of Kansas
From 1994 to 2006, I was a Senior Manager for SBC Texas and AT&T Texas. I have extensive experience in all types of litigation, including automobile collision litigation, labor and employment discrimination litigation, antitrust and commercial litigation. I first chaired over 20 jury trials, including a six-week antitrust trial. In addition, I have tried or supervised more than 200 labor arbitrations. I have also personally handled or supervised more than 100 mediations. This includes representing either the plaintiff or the defense position. I have supervised and trained approximately 35 attorneys, 25 assistants, and 5 paralegals during my legal career. I was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer-Civil Litigation, in 2005. I am a trained mediator in Civil Law and Family Law mediations. I currently handle approximately 100 mediations per year as a neutral facilitator. I have been selected to receive the Houston Bar Foundation award for Outstanding Contribution to the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center for 2006. I have been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center for 2007 to 2009.