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Hon. Glen M. Ashworth (Ret.)

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Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Construction Defect
Employment Law
Energy & Utilities
Entertainment & Sports
Financial Markets
Health Care
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education
Hon. Glen M. Ashworth (Ret.) presided over hundreds of settlements and bench and jury trials during his 22 years of distinguished service on the 86th Judicial District Court. He is known for his ability to quickly grasp key issues and develop creative solutions for the resolution of the most complex matters. Widely recognized for his dedication and persistence in the most contentious disputes, Judge Ashworth has earned a reputation for fairness and independence.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

Judge Ashworth has extensive experience in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes in all areas of civil litigation, including:
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Class Action
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sports
  • Trade Secrets

Representative Matters

Since joining JAMS, Judge Ashworth has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and special master of complex cases including:

  • Breach of contract and misuse of proprietary information claims brought between NBA team and former coach
  • Dispute between major oil and chemical companies regarding subrogation and contribution of damage claims and attorneys fees arising from national toxic tort class action
  • Disputes involving real estate syndications, management fees and breach of contract/fiduciary duty claims between partners
  • Dissolution of law firms and apportionment of assets, incoming fees, work in progress, and tax liabilities
  • Multi-million dollar claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty arising from financing and development agreements for the research and development of a wireless personal security transmitter to be monitored both privately and by law-enforcement; issues included both technological and commercial feasibility of the product and its application
  • Multi-week arbitration involving personal injuries to a driver of a national multi-line transport carrier and associated non-subscriber issues 
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against executive office and board chairman of international retailer
  • Claims by guardian of severely brain damaged child against operating room physician, anesthetist, and hospital
  • Construction defect and fraud claims brought by homeowner and homeowners association against national homebuilder and numerous subcontractors involving 247-home development
  • Litigation between investor and IRS involving tax implications of billion dollar overseas distressed property portfolio
  • Minority stockholder oppression claims against large, privately held publishing company
  • Multiple amputation and electrical burn case
  • Multi-vehicle collision resulting in 10 fatalities with extensive insurance coverage issues
  • Multi-vehicle fatality involving NFL player and “Dram Shop” liability
  • Numerous partnership dissolutions involving law firms, medical group and real estate developers

Special Master
  • Managed all discovery and privilege issues in the dissolution of law firm and partnership
  • Presided over all aspects of mortgage backed securities litigation between large national bank and an international investment firm involving real estate trusts with numerous issues, including breach of contract, due diligence, breach of representations and warranties, and bad faith claims
  • Presided over lengthy jury trial involving products liability and negligence from SUV rollover, including pre- and post-trial matters

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, D Magazine reader survey, 2011-2014
  • Co-Author of chapter, “Judicial Aspects of the Securitization Case,” Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook, Thompson West Publishing Company, 2008
  • Advanced Judicial Certificate, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 2004
  • Mediation Training, Course Director, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 1993 and 1997
  • Frequent Lecturer on Ethics, Trial Management, and Mediation, including for the Texas Center for the Judiciary and the Texas Association of Court Administrators

Background and Education

  • Senior District Judge, sitting by assignment, 2003-present
  • Judge, 86th District Court of Texas, 1981-2002
  • District Attorney, Kaufman County, Texas, 1978-1980
  • General practice, 1973-1978
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 1973
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1970


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