Panelist Profile: Mirabal, Margaret G.

Judge Mirabal

Mirabal, Margaret G.

Houston, TX

Arbitrator and Mediator


University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1975
University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1972
Mount Carmel High School, Houston, 1969


Licensed to practice in Texas state courts, and before the US Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit, and the Southern District of Texas

Arbitrator, Mediator, "Special Judge", and Consultant (Present)
Visiting Trial and Appellate Judge since 1/1/03
Appellate Judge, First Court of Appeals (1988-2002)
Frequently Lectured, Legal Education Programs
President, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute Board of Directors (’91-’93)

Membership & Affiliations

Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediations (’96-2004)
Advisory Board Member, Resolution Forum, Inc. (2001-2004)
Member, Garland Walker American Inns of Court ('98-2004)
Member, Supreme Court Task Force on Appointments by Judges (’92-’93)
Voting Member, House of Delegates, American Bar Association (’84-’90)
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Director, Houston Bar Association Board of Directors (’82-’84)
Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Sustaining Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
Director, Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County Board of Directors (’93-2002)
Director, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation Board of Directors (’81-’89)
Co-Chair of Qualifications, Training and Ethical Standards Task Force of HBA ADR Committee (’93-’94)
Council Member, HBA Appellate Practice Section (’98-’99)
Executive Committee Member, Garland Walker American Inns of Court (’98-’99)
Council Member, State Bar ADR Section (’94-’97)
Faculty, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute Mediation Training (’93-’95)
Faculty, Houston Bar Association Peer Mediation Project (’93-2001)
Faculty, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center Mediation Training (’91)
Faculty and Advisory Committee Member, South Texas College of Law Center for Legal Responsibility (’94-’97)
Vice-President and Director, Houston Northwest Bar Association (’88-’89)
Moderator, Moderated Settlement Program for Civil Cases (’86-’88)
Mediator, Dispute Resolution Centers (’81-’86)
Chairman, HBA Committee on Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services ('79-'82) (Received HBA President's Award for Outstanding Service '80 and '81)
“Women of Excellence” Award, Federation of Houston Professional Women Decade of Distinction Awards (1991)
Honorary Member, Phi Delta Phi
Charter Member, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society

Former Associations:
Head of Law Firm (’81-’88)
Mirabal & Associates
Houston, Texas

Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay (’76-’81)
Cox, Roady & Dawson
Houston, Texas

First Court of Civil Appeals, Briefing Attorney (’75-’76)


Author, over 1500 Appellate Opinions
1996 “Appellate Judge of the Year,” Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists


Arbitration: $500 to $650 per hour

Margaret Mirabal is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.