Panelist Profile: Stone, Kathleen S.

Stone, Kathleen S.

Stone, Kathleen S.

Arbitrator and Mediator

Education

Legal: South Texas College of Law - Houston, Texas
Doctor Jurisprudence - Dean’s List
Assistant Editor-In-Chief and Moot Court
National Judicial College
National College of Probate Judges
Other: Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Ok; Bachelor of Science - l969 Dean’s List

Experience

Present Mediator and Arbitrator
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law Board of Legal Specialization
Houston Bar Association - Distinguished Faculty/Moderator
Texas Bar Association - Speaker & CLE Moderator
University of Texas Law School - Speaker &CLE Moderator
University of Houston Law School - Speaker/CLE Moderator/Judge-Moot-Court
South Texas College of Law - Speaker/CLE Moderator/ Judge -Moot Court
Speaker on National Breast Implant Panel
2008 –2010 Judge of Statutory Probate Court #1, Harris County
1999–2008 Senior Judge Sitting by Assignment Trying Civil, Family and Criminal cases
2011–Present Former Probate Judge Sitting by Assignment Trying Probate Cases
Special Judge Pursuant to Chapter 151 of Texas Civil Practice and Remedy Code
Certified Mediator -mediated over 900+ cases including Probate, complex Commercial, Person Injury, Contract, Construction, Trade Secrets, employment disputes, Family, etc.
Certified Arbitrator - trained by National Arbitration Forum and Better Business Bureau - have arbitrated as both a single arbitrator and on a panel of three neutrals for AAA - commercial contract disputes, construction disputes, RCLA claims, DTPA claims, employment disputes, Federal Truth in Lending and collection cases
1991 - 1998 Judge of the 55th Judicial Civil District Court, Harris County, Texas. Managed an active civil trial docket of over 2100 cases. Tried hundreds of jury and non-jury cases, including complex contract disputes, construction cases, medical, legal and accounting malpractice, DTPA, consumer complaint, personal injury, bad faith insurance claims, employment discrimination disputes, suits on promissory notes
l979 - l990 Attorney at Law - General Practice including Civil Trial, Probate, Family Law, and Criminal Law
1979 Licensed Attorney - State of Texas

Membership & Affiliations

Houston Bar Association - Habitat for Humanity
Campaign for the Homeless Committee
Continuing Legal Education Committee
Will-A-Thon - Volunteer
Legal Line - Volunteer
Year of Giving - Blood Donor
Texas Bar Association - Member
Houston Bar Association - Member
Association of Women Attorneys - Member
Houston Bar Foundation - Sustaining Life Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
Association of Women Attorneys Foundation - Founding Fellow
Past President - Texas Association of District Judges
Past Secretary - Harris County Board of Civil Judges
Past Member of Mass Torts Committee - Harris County Board of Civil Judges
Past Head of Technology Committee - Harris County Board of Judges
Executive Board Member Justice Information Management System
Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas – Past member of Committee on Judicial Ethics

Honors

1979 “Whose Who Among American Colleges and Universities”
1993 “Woman Of Excellence” - Federation of Houston Professional Women

Rates

$450/ hour

Kathleen Stone 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.