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Done Right

- Denise Peterson, J.D. FCIArb

Denise Peterson is a full-time professional neutral, focusing her practice exclusively on dispute resolution services. She mediates civil cases and is on several arbitration panels. In addition to being licensed as an attorney in Texas and New York, she is a solicitor to the Senior Courts of England and WalesDuring the spring and fall semesters at South Texas College of Law, Ms. Peterson becomes Professor Peterson as she teaches both the mediation clinic and negotiation experiential learning classes. She serves on the American Bar Association Legal Education in Dispute Resolution committee. 

Martindale-Hubbell has rated her "AV Preeminent" and as having a "high ethical standard" since 2022.

Ms. Peterson is committed to bar service and is currently a member of the continuing legal education committee for the Houston Bar Association. She is also a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and a Houston Bar Foundation Fellow as well as a member of diverse specialized bar organizations including the Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston, the Muslim-American Bar Association of Houston, and is a sustaining member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Her memberships also include the Houston International Arbitrator’s Club and the Houston Maritime Arbitrator’s Association.

Ms. Peterson is a sought-after speaker for continuing legal education classes on mediation tactics and strategies, mediation ethics, implicit bias, LGBT issues in mediation, and avoiding grievances. Ms. Peterson is a member of the Texas Bar Honors College. Committed to access to justice, Ms. Peterson’s pro bono work has included helping an infant victim of human trafficking and ensuring the safety of rescued snow monkeys as well as acting as a volunteer mediator for the Harris and Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Centers.

In the middle of every difficulty
lies opportunity

- Albert Einstein

What's new in my blog

August 1, 2023

Building a mediation practice (pt 1)

January 8, 2021

Announcing TVMA

A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to chat with some of our county court judges about some of their frustations. Because county […]
November 20, 2020
Denise's bookshelf - same books as in list below

Denise’s Non-Exhausting Current Reads – 2020

These are books I have either recently read, am reading, or am working on a re-read. I am one of those people who will read 4-6 […]