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

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Arbitration
Judge Chrisman has successfully resolved over 600 cases as a mediator and arbitrator. His experience in the legal profession is both extensive and varied with 13 years of experience as a judge in the district, family and probate courts of Dallas County and 25 years as a practicing attorney with major law firms in the Dallas area.

A founding member and chair of the Dallas Dispute Mediation Service, he served on committees to set up dispute resolution programs for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas.

Representative Matters

  • Asbestos tort litigation involving hundreds of claims by plaintiffs against multiple defendants
  • Breakup of highly successful medical practice
  • Communications tower collapse
  • Dispute between beneficiaries of estate in regards to management of multi-million dollar farm and ranch assets
  • Multi-million dollar dispute between health care provider, managed care insurer, and third party administrator
  • Multi-million dollar water pollution case involving damages and clean up costs
  • Neutral chair of Arbitration panel for numerous breach of contract matters
  • Numerous health care disputes between hospitals, large doctor groups, managed care companies, and third party administrators
  • Several employment disputes involving termination claims under Title VII, ADA, and employment contracts

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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

Background and Education

  • 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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