Rocket Docket

To check on the availability of Rocket Docket mediations dates and times, please call 512-477-9300. “ROCKET DOCKET” PROFILE Basic Two party case in which all necessary parties are able to attend the mediation and have agreed that the case is appropriate for this level of expedited mediation conference. Amount in Controversy is relatively small. An offer and a demand have been exchanged prior to the mediation Opening statements will be limited to 10 minutes for each side. There are no “questions of first impression” or novel legal issues that are material to the outcome of the case. Both parties have completed and submitted a Lakeside Mediation Center Rocket Docket Mediation Position Statement and Agreement to Mediate. Fee of $450.00 per party is due at the beginning of the session.  Please bring checks made payable to Lakeside Mediation Center. Our experience has shown us that there is an entire strata of cases that are not being submitted to qualified mediators simply because the relatively small amount in controversy will not support traditional legal fees and fees associated with a full day of mediation. Often times, the local community has waited to resolve these cases during “Settlement Week” at the local courthouse. Settlement Week, however, is usually overrun with attorneys attempting to resolve these cases in a quick and economic manner. In light of the recent changes to Settlement Week, the Lakeside Mediation Center offers an alternative – one we refer to as the “Rocket Docket,” a way to get highly qualified mediators at reasonable fees for this level of case. The Lakeside Mediation Center’s Rocket Docket Program is designed to...

Consulting

As professional full time mediators, we get to view thousands of negotiations from a privileged vantage point. We have had the opportunity to study the thought processes and strategies behind negotiations of all sorts. This experience, coupled with our continued study of the art and science of negotiation, can be put to work for you. Please contact us if you would like us to help in your negotiation or to develop  an entire dispute resolution system for your...
Kenneth Davison

Kenneth Davison

CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE & ENVIRONMENTAL With more than twenty years of litigation experience in matters involving private and governmental construction contracts, construction defects, mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens, easements, real estate contracts, foreclosures, title issues, oil and gas, and environmental matters, Ken has a unique and well developed set of skills to assist parties in reaching resolution of the most difficult and complex construction, real estate, and oil and gas matters. Ken is an “AV” rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell and has been a member of the bar since 1979. He earned his JD from Saint Mary’s School of Law where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the studies of commercial paper. He has authored numerous articles and presents at MCLE courses on topics including construction defects, easements, real estate titles, and foreclosures. He has also presided over a number of hearings and issued legal opinions to the Texas Air Control Board regarding complex environmental permitting matters ranging from the proposed construction of large multimillion dollar toxic waste disposal facilities and high tech chip manufacturing facilities to concrete/asphalt manufacturing and mixing plants. Admitted to Practice Before: All Texas State Courts U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Member of: American Bar Association ADR Section Construction Committee Advisory Committee State Bar of Texas ADR Section Litigation Section Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section Austin Bar Association Real Estate...
Fred Hawkins

Fred Hawkins

Fred Hawkins brings over 25 years of civil trial experience to the Lakeside Mediation Center. He has successfully resolved numerous high profile lawsuits in both state and federal court and tried more than 50 jury trials. Fred has represented governmental entities and individuals in both criminal and civil cases and worked both sides of the docket in state courts across Texas. Fred has earned the reputation of being knowledgeable, straight-forward, honest and an excellent trial attorney.   Fred started his legal career as a prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Later, he became an Assistant Attorney General and traveled the state representing state agencies and their employees. He has tried cases from the Panhandle to the Valley and everywhere in-between. Fred moved from the Attorney General’s Office to the City of Austin’s Law Department, where he defended the City and its employees in a wide variety of complex lawsuits, including constitutional claims, environmental lawsuits, employment matters, contracts and personal injury claims.   Fred has been an adjunct training instructor for the Austin Police Department for over 10 years and is a frequent speaker on topics such as supervisory liability, constitutional claims, civil liability, tort claims, governmental immunity, report writing, and risk management issues. Fred was honored to be selected as a member of the Federal Court’s Western District Merit Selection Panel, which interviewed prospective federal magistrate candidates in 2003. He was awarded with the Austin Police Department’s Chief’s Community Service Award in 2006.   Fred loves to play sports and every week mediates between the willingness and desire of his brain to engage in sports and the realities and limitations of his body...
David Moore

David Moore

David Moore has over 25 years of trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in highly complex cases in almost every aspect of the law.  He has handled construction cases as large as $35 million in damages, and participated in the longest jury trial in Williamson County history resulting in a verdict in favor of his client in a highly complex construction case.  He was involved on the cutting edge of the development of bad faith law in Texas, with 2 cases argued in the Texas Supreme Court that are still studied in Texas law schools as landmark decisions in bad faith.  He has been extensively involved in litigating real estate and title disputes on behalf of the insureds of title insurance companies.  He has extensive experience with cases involving products liability; probate; bonding and suretyship; wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment; divorce and family matters; personal injury and wrongful death; business disputes involving partnership and corporate disputes; mold cases; contract disputes; intellectual property; and insurance bad faith.  He has been a full time mediator at Lakeside Mediation Center for over 5 years.David is listed in The Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Attorneys in construction law, earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Credentialed Mediator by The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.  He has served as President of the Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators and Vice-Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. David graduated from Baylor Law School, where he was editor of The Baylor Law Review.  He is a frequent and highly rated speaker at legal seminars.Since joining Lakeside Mediation Center, he has become...