Panelist Profile: Seymore, Charles W.

Charles W. Seymore

Seymore, Charles W.

Houston, TX

Arbitrator and Mediator

Education

B.A. Sociology & History, Southern Nazarene University, 1972
J.D. University of Houston, 1983
Mediator Certification, South Texas College of Law, 2010

Experience

Justice Seymore served on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2012. Prior to earning a Juris Doctorate at the University of Houston, he was employed fourteen years as a claims representative for personal and commercial lines insurance companies in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. After five years of trial practice, he received an “AV” peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for competence and character in the law profession. During seventeen years of trial practice, he focused primarily on personal injury and insurance contract disputes. However, he represented clients in cases that involved real estate, property damage, commercial transactions, professional liability, products liability, construction contract and related business disputes. Justice Seymore tried more than eighty cases to jury verdict in State and Federal courts throughout Texas. While serving in the appellate judiciary, he authored or participated in opinions on criminal appeals, family disputes, professional liability, attorney misconduct, personal injury, interpretation of insurance contracts, oil and gas production and transmission, and various real estate and commercial transaction cases.

Area of Specialization

Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Personal and Commercial Insurance
Construction Contracts
Employment Disputes

Membership & Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
Houston Bar Association
Fort Bend County Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
American Judicature Society

Honors

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Distinguished Faculty, Houston Bar Association
Outstanding Alumnus, SNU 2001

Rates

Arbitration
$300 per hour, shared by two parties or allocated pursuant to arbitration agreement
$125 per hour for each party, if more than two parties

Mediation
Half-day: $600 per party for two parties, $400 per party if three or more parties
Full-day: $1200 per party for two parties, $800 per party if three or more parties

Appellate Mediation
Half-day: $850 per party
Full-day: $1500 per party

Charles Seymore 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.