Urquhart Mediation LLC

Jack E. Urquhart

Jack E. Urquhart


Jody M. Urquhart

Jody M. Urquhart


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Jack E. Urquhart, J.D.

  • Attorney Mediator Arbitrator
  • Mediates and Arbitrates:
    • business,
    • personal injury,
    • commercial,
    • construction,
    • family law,
    • divorce,
    • child custody,
    • elder care, and
    • professional malpractice conflicts.
    • Years of focus on negotiation as an integral and essential component of dispute resolution, including cases before the court.
  • Williams College, BA 1969
  • University of Texas School of Law 1973 with Honors
    • Law Review-Article Editor
    • Order of the Coif
    • Chancellors
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
  • Experienced trial and appeals lawyer.
  • Lead counsel in thousands of complex civil litigation matters, including all forms of aggregate litigation.
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) with the rank of Advocate for both Plaintiff and Defendant.
  • Negotiated resolution of class actions and multi-party litigation throughout the country.
  • Served on the Houston Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee and Chaired that committee.
  • Honored as a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
  • Holds certificates in Basic Mediation and Advanced Family, Divorce and Child Custody Mediation earned through Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC.
  • ADR professional affiliations include
    • the Association For Conflict Resolution – Houston,
    • the Texas Association of Mediators,
    • Mediate.com,
    • the ADR section of the State Bar of Texas and,
    • the ADR section of the Houston Bar of Texas.

Jody M. Urquhart

  • Mediation and conflict resolution professional.
  • More than three decades of experience in communicating, guiding and negotiating people through conflict and toward resolution in highly stressful environments.
  • Holds Certificates in
    • Basic Mediation
    • Advanced Family Mediation,
    • Elder and Adult Family Mediation,
    • Parenting Coordination & Facilitation,
    • Divorce and Child Custody Mediation, including the newly Texas Legislative mandated Family Violence Training

    earned through Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC.

  • Certified Legal Assistant through the Texas Para-Legal School, Houston, Texas – 1980. Legal Assistant from 1980 to present, focusing on civil litigation and family law matters.
  • Lead legal assistant in complex jury trials and family law matters.
  • Lead legal assistant in negotiations, mediation, arbitration and non-binding summary jury trials.
  • In tenth year as a trained and Commissioned member of the Catholic Chaplin Corps guiding and advocating for hospitalized patients and family members in acute distress and conflict.
  • Working with the homeless in need of healthcare and housing in Galveston County via St. Vincent’s House.
  • Numerous formal assignments to resolve interoffice personnel conflicts as office administrator. Developed and implemented procedures for law firm risk avoidance. Professional affiliations include
  • ACR Houston,
  • Mediate.com, and
  • Texas Association of Mediators.