McAllen Mediation Center

3900 North Tenth Street Suite 850 McAllen, TX 78501 (956) 631-5444

McAllen Mediation Center

The McAllen Mediation Center is dedicated to the peaceful and effective resolution of
disputes. We offer a full range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services including
mediation, arbitration, umpiring and settlement consultation.

Our offices in McAllen, Texas are centrally located at 10th Street and Nolana, just 15
minutes from the McAllen airport and both the Hidalgo County and Federal Courthouses.

We strive to make you comfortable during your mediation. We offer Peet’s coffee, a wide
variety of snacks and soft drinks, homemade cookies and lunches from great local
restaurants (for full day mediations), all at no additional charge. Wi-fi and television are
also available so you can work or catch up with the world when the mediator is visiting
with other parties.

Mediator / Arbitrator

J. Scott McLain has practiced law for over 32 years and has been a professional mediator and arbitrator for the past six years. During that time, he has successfully mediated a wide variety of complex cases in all areas of civil litigation including wrongful death, personal injury, medical negligence, employment disputes, construction litigation consumer disputes, premises liability, partnership disputes, environmental matters and breach of contract claims. He has a reputation for tenacity, leading to a settlement rate in excess of 80%.

Mr. McLain is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) prestigious national roster of arbitrators.
He currently is the only lawyer in the Rio Grande Valley on the AAA’s national roster.

Mr. McLain received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas Pan American, Honors Program, in 1977, Summa Cum Laude. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980, with honors, and for high attainments in the study of law was made a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and his arbitration training from the American Arbitration Association. He is recognized as a “Credentialed Mediator” by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.

During his years in practice, Mr. McLain has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of civil litigation. He has been a speaker at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2001, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice named him Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist. He has consistently been given an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. McLain is a member of the State Bar of Texas ADR section, the Texas Association of Mediators, the Association of Attorney Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Mr. McLain currently serves on the State Bar of Texas Committee for the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.


Write or call Marivel to schedule a mediation or arbitration.
Phone: (956) 631-5444

Please allow one business day for confirmation.


J. Scott McLain
Mediation / Arbitration
3900 North Tenth Street Suite 850
McAllen, TX 78501

T 956.631.5444 F 956.631.9187

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