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P. Oswin (Os) Chrisman

Hon. P. Oswin (Os) Chrisman (Ret.)

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Carolina El'Azar
T: 214-891-4525
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway , Suite 610 , Dallas , TX 75225
Hon. P. Oswin (Os) Chrisman (Ret.) brings to JAMS 13 years of experience as a judge in the family, probate and district courts of Dallas County; and 20 years as a practicing attorney with major law firms in the Dallas area. Judge Chrisman specializes in dispute resolution for healthcare issues, employer/employee, labor relations, and professional malpractice disputes. He has significant expertise in the areas of family law, probate law, commercial litigation, and personal injury matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Successfully resolved over 600 cases as a mediator and arbitrator
  • Specializes in employer/employee, labor relations, professional malpractice, and healthcare disputes
  • Considerable experience in healthcare law, probate law, and commercial litigation

Representative Matters

  • General Motors Corporation v. American Ecology Environmental Services Corporation et al.
  • City of Louisville v. City of Highland Village (water and sewer rights in dispute)
  • Ursula Cory et al. v. OS Bonanza 9435Q, Inc. et al. (wrongful death in airplane accident)
  • Estate of Ruby Carville Dean (probate matter)
  • Fred A. Hammond v. Texas Commerce Bank Dallas (commercial)
  • Gerry Laymance et al v. City of DeSoto (employee/employer dispute)
  • National Teachers’ Association, Inc. v. Duffy, McAlister et al. (special master/referee)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Estate Council; Texas Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Judicial Ethics, 1981); American Bar Association; Texas Association of Mediators; Dallas Association of Attorney-Mediators; Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)
  • Chair - Texas Institute of Health Research
  • Former Chair: Dallas Baptist University Foundation (1986); Dallas County Juvenile Board (1978-1979); Legislative Oversight Committee for Mental Health
  • Past Chair/Board of Trustees; Baylor University Medical Center; Baylor Health Care System; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Party President/Board of Directors: Dispute Mediation Services of Dallas; Past President Mental Health Association of Texas; Dallas Council on Alcoholism; Committee on Judicial Conduct
  • Past Treasurer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Author, “Released Time Programs,” Baylor Law Review and A Journal of Church and State
  • Co-Author, Texas Probate System-Dependent Administration, published by the State Bar of Texas
  • Judge, Sabine Valley Child Protection Courts, 2002
  • Of Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski, 1997-2001
  • Partner, Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, 1982-1997
  • Judge, 44th Judicial District Court, 1978-1982
  • Judge, 330th Family District Court, 1977-1978
  • Judge, Domestic Relations Court No. 4, Dallas County, 1973-1977
  • Judge, Probate Court No. 2, Dallas County, 1969-1973
  • Partner, Green, Gilmore, Chrisman & Rothpleetz, 1968-1969
  • Dallas Bar Association ADR Training Program
  • State Bar of Texas ADR Program
  • Harvard University School of Law Program of Instruction for Lawyers in Negotiation and Mediation
  • J.D., Baylor University, 1959
  • B.A., Baylor University, 1957

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