Panelist Profile: NEGRÓN, VÍCTOR H. Jr.

Negron, Victor

NEGRÓN, VÍCTOR H. Jr.

Arbitrator and Mediator

Education

B.A. in Public Justice, magna cum laude, St. Mary's University
J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987)
Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (1971-72)

Experience

Besides sitting on two general jurisdiction benches handling all aspects (pretrial and trial) in mostly civil law matters, while in private practice, Judge Negron has handled a wide variety of matters (as plaintiff’s and defense attorney [jury and non-jury], and as arbitrator and mediator), including civil and commercial cases, family law, probate, real estate, personal injury and death cases (including multiple-party suits and Ford/Firestone death and injury rollover cases). Judge Negron is also experienced in handling mediations requiring more than one mediator due to complexity of the matter, or due to number of parties and attorneys involved.

Former STATE DISTRICT JUDGE, 407th and 438th District Courts, Bexar County, Texas

MILITARY SERVICE:
Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Texas Army National Guard, 1981-1986 (E-5 and Captain)

Area of Specialization

Civil and commercial litigation; family law; mediation; arbitration; collaborative law

Membership & Affiliations

President, San Antonio Bar Association (2008-09)
Member, State Bar of Texas
Licensed, United States Supreme Court
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2008-)
Member, Judicial Section, State Bar of Texas
Member, Texas Family Law Council (1998-2008)
Member, Texas Family Law Section
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas (2008- )
Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Advisory Board for Family Law (2007-13)
Member, San Antonio Bar Association
Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation (2005- )
Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2007-)
Member, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (1988-present)
President, Alamo Council of Termination & Adoption Attorneys (1991-present)
Volunteer mentor, San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program (2002-2008)

Honors

FROM THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS:
-Advanced Family Law Drafting Course Faculty, Dec. 1995 and Dec. 1999
-Advanced Family Law Course Faculty, August 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
-Advanced Family Law Course Co-Director August 2005
-Marriage Dissolution Course Faculty, May 2002 and 2003
-Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course Faculty, May 2003
-Pro Bono Family Law Domestic Violence Seminar Course Director, March 2002
-Professional Enhancement Program Committee Member (District 10), July 1997-99

FROM THE TEXAS CENTER FOR THE JUDICIARY:
-For serving as a Faculty Member, May 2005

FROM THE BEXAR COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGES:
-For serving as Chair, Bexar County Domestic Relations Office Advisory Board, 2001-2004

FOR PRO BONO ADVOCACY AND EFFORTS:
-From Bexar County Community Justice Program for recognition of assistance provided to local pro bono program, December 2002
-From Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic, January 1994

FROM THE SAN ANTONIO BAR ASSOCIATION:
-President’s Award for Outstanding Service, 2004
-Certificate of Appreciate for service as Chair of the Association’s Fee Dispute Committee, 1993

“BEST LAWYERS” RECOGNITION:
-2008, 2009 Texas Monthly Magazine, recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Family Law
-Recognized as one of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers in S.A. Scene magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013 issues (disqualified from consideration for 2010, 2011 and 2012 due to active service as a State District Judge).

FROM THE SAN ANTONIO CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD:
-Chancellor’s Award, January 2000

FROM THE TEXAS JUSTICE FOUNDATION:
-Distinguished Fellow Award, 1999

FROM THE SOUTHERN EUROPEAN TASK FORCE, U.S. ARMY EUROPE, AND THE SEVENTH ARMY:
-Certificate of Achievement, November 1998, for service to the U.S. Army by making a presentation on domestic and family law to JAG Officers serving families

OTHER SIGNIFICANT CERTIFICATES:
-Certificates of Qualification as Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel in the Texas Army National Guard
-Certificate of Appointment as a Judge Advocate in the Texas Army National Guard
-Certificate of Completion of Collaborative Law Interdisciplinary Training

Rates

Arbitration: $450/hour/party
Half Day Mediation: $700/party/half-day
Full Day Mediation: $1200/party/day
(If mediation exceeds 8 hour the charge is $450/hour split between parties)

VÍCTOR NEGRÓN, Jr. 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.