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

After 16 wonderful years serving the people of the 33rd Judicial District of Texas, I left the active bench on December 31, 2012. In January a new career began, one of dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration combined with continuing to sit as an assigned (“visiting”) judge when asked. I now practice solely as a certified mediator and in other areas of dispute resolution; and neither practice law nor any longer sit as a visiting judge.

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. 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.

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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. I am Credentialed by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association as a Distinguished Mediator and I adhere to its Code of Ethics. You can see what others are saying about my services on the reviews page.

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.

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

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Recent Posts

DWI roadside tests

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a middle-ground decision on the rights of drunken driving suspects, ruling that police officers can require a driver to take a breath test without obtaining a warrant, but not a blood test.

Wall Street Journal. (2016, June 23). U.S. Supreme Court Takes Middle Ground on Drunken-Driving Tests Without Warrant – WSJ. Retrieved June 27, 2016, from http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-supreme-court-takes-middle-ground-on-drunken-driving-tests-without-warrant-1466692448

It’s a certainty in Burnet County now that a warrant will be obtained to take a blood sample. This Supreme Court decision is really of no importance to the areas that have gone “no refusal” either all the time or, as Austin does, during certain weekends and days of special events.

The evidence obtained by a blood test, if obtained by a valid warrant, is almost impossible to beat. Therefore, just don’t drink and drive.

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