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Judge Gil Jones, Credentialed Distinguished Mediator (TMCA1) & Retired District Judge

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After 16 wonderful years serving the people of the 33rd Judicial District of Texas, I retired from the active bench on December 31, 2012. In January a new career began, one of dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration. I now practice solely as a mediator, a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator (TMCA), and in other areas of dispute resolution.

When you are ready, the attorney taking the lead in booking a mediation session can go directly to the Schedule Now page for detailed guidance, or click on the Schedule Appointment button below. I accept both half-day and full day sessions. Clients should take a look at the For The Clients page for advance information and can pay be credit card using the button below.

If you already have a mediator, I am also available to consult with attorneys on mediation strategies and preparation. Lastly, I am also available for single arbiter arbitrations.

Contact me at  or by phone to 830-201-0050.

Mediations are conducted at 1307 2nd Street, Suite D, Marble Falls, TX.

Some general information:

  • Come dressed comfortably. We will be casual.
  • For full day mediations lunch will be provided.
  • Coffee, water and light snacks are available.
  • Wi-fi is available.

See! I can be casual. Casual photo of Judge Jones. Credentialed Distinguished Mediator (TMCA)

Scheduling, Fee Schedule, cancellation policy & Payment by credit card

My fee schedule changed in October 2016 and may be found here.  The cancellation policy may be found here.

Schedule Appointment  or click here for detailed instructions

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What is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator (TMCA)

Although my prior law practice and judicial tenure qualified me legally to conduct mediations, I recognized that mediation requires a different skill set than that of a trial court judge. Therefore, I have completed both the basic and advanced family mediation certification courses and have gained the experience to be credentialed by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association as a Distinguished Mediator. I adhere to its Code of Ethics. You can see what others are saying about my services on the reviews page. That’s the short version and the long version can be viewed here.

Location and area served

Mediations are usually conducted at my mediation suite at 1307 Second Street, Suite D, Marble Falls. (directions and maps), but at other locations if needed. While I primarily mediate and arbitrate cases from Burnet County, Llano County, Blanco County and San Saba County, I am happy to also mediate in Travis County, Williamson County, Brown County, McCullough County, Gillespie County, Kendall County, and beyond.

It is my hope that this site will aid the process of dispute resolution in Texas through interesting articles, comments from astute readers and links to some of the excellent blogs by other mediators.

Without a doubt, Mediation Makes the Difference™ as do all forms of dispute resolution.

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  1. Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

Recent Posts

DWT – the new driving offense

Driving while texting. Or DWCW — Driving While Communicating Wirelessly. Some cities have had ordinances on the books banning DWT for some time, and we all know the no-DWT in school zones. But this is comprehensive.

I am going to shamelessly steal an excellent write-up Jerry Bullard that was recently communicated, but not wirelessly while driving!

As of September 1st, texting and using other types of electronic messaging while driving is illegal in Texas.  HB 62 prohibits drivers from using “a portable wireless communication device to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped.”  Under the new law, “electronic message” means “data that is read from or entered into a wireless communication device for the purpose of communicating with another person.”  However, it is an affirmative defense to prosecution if a driver uses a portable wireless communication device in conjunction with a hands-free device or to do, among other things, the following: (1) navigate using a GPS or other navigation system; (2) report illegal activity, summon emergency help, or enter information into an app that provides information relating to traffic and road conditions to app users; (3) read an electronic message that the person reasonably believed concerned an emergency; or (4) to activate a function that plays music.  Of course, drivers may still get pulled over if a police officer suspects them of texting or using the device for other prohibited purposes.

HB 62 includes provisions intended to preempt local texting-and-driving ordinances; however, it does not necessarily supersede stricter bans (i.e., hands-free laws) that currently exist in many Texas cities.  . . . .  Also, here is a link to Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky’s blog, which provides an excellent overview of the law (post-HB 62) and summarizes several municipal ordinances currently in effect: http://www.jrlawfirm.com/blog/texas-texting-and-driving-laws/#hands-free.

Violations of the law enacted by HB 62 are punishable by a fine of $25-99 for first-time offenders; $100-200 for repeat offenders. HB 62 also provides that, if an accident caused by prohibited conduct results in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, the driver can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000 and confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year (in addition to any other charges or penalties).

— From an email by Jerry D. Bullard of Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C., Grapevine, TX. (with permission)

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