Trey Bergman

Arbitration, Mediation and Special Master


Served as single arbitrator, panelist and chairman on hundreds of arbitrations national and internationaly since 1990 in cases ranging from complex multi-party to simple disputes including banking, commercial, construction, consumer, contract, copyright, employment, franchise, health law, insurance, malpractice, oil & gas, partnership, personal injury, real estate, securities, and trademark matters.Mediation
Mediated more than 4000 cases since 1990 with emphasis on complex, multi-party disputes including extensive experience in areas of banking, bankruptcy, business, commercial, condemnation, construction, consumer, copyright, corporate, employment, franchise, fraud, healthcare, insurance, landlord/tenant, malpractice, maritime, mass tort, municipalities, oil and gas, partnership, personal injury, premises, products liability, property, real estate, securities, toxic tort, trademark usury and appeals.
Board Certified Civil Trial Law attorney litigating since 1980 in multiple areas of complex commercial and business litigation at all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts and commercial arbitration proceedings, including banking, copyright, creditor bankruptcy, commercial, construction, contract, consumer, employment, franchise, fraud, insurance, landlord/tenant, lender liability, premises liability, real estate, RICO, securities, trademark infringement and securities.


South Texas College of Law, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, 1980; University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts 1977.

ADR Training:

5,000+ hours of basic and advanced mediation, negotiation and arbitration training and teaching experience; trained more than 5,000 attorney-mediators and judges across the United States, England, Mexico and Turkey; Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and Pepperdine Law School teaching classes and coaching student competitions in Mediation and Negotiation.


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Texas – Treasurer
  • American Arbitration Association – Panelist on Numerous Panels
  • American Health Lawyers Association – Panelist
  • Association of Attorney Mediators – Past National President
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators – Fellow and Board Member
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Panelist of Numerous Panels
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Panelist
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention Resolution (CPR) – Panelist
  • Litigation Section and ADR Section of the Houston Bar Association – Past Chairman
  • Minimum Continuing Legal Education Committee, State Bar of Texas – Past Chairman
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Board Certified, Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association – Credential Distinguished Mediator


Martindale Hubbell AV rating
Texas Lawyer – Best Survey; Voted #1 Best Individual Mediator & Arbitrator in Houston
Texas Super Lawyer annually since inception in 1993
U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyer Survey; Voted #1 Best Individual Mediator & Arbitrator in Houston