Houston Maritime Law Firm | Mediation Services | Herd Law Firm2021-01-08T18:47:04+00:00

CREDENTIALED, HOUSTON-BASED MEDIATOR & ARBITRATOR

Charles F. Heard helps all parties reach an agreeable solution and avoid the costs and risks associated with a trial.

PERSONAL MEDIATION & ARBITRATION SERVICES

Arbitration and mediation are Alternative Dispute Resolution methods that offer clients and other professionals a timely and cost-effective way to produce a creative solution to your distinctive legal situation. Years of litigation experience coupled with the desire to get to know the parties and their positions helps us come together to work toward a shared resolution that the court system will approve.

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Charles F. Herd Shares His Knowledge of Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation with The North Houston Association (NHA)

NHA is a regional business association that advocates and supports projects and initiatives that advance the business environment and improve the quality of life in north Harris and Montgomery counties.

In 2020, they had the pleasure of hosting our very own, Charles F. Herd, founder and managing attorney at Herd Law Firm and Herd Dispute Resolution, for a special online discussion on the topic of whether civil litigation, arbitration or mediation is better for you. You are invited to take a look at this presentation to learn the difference between these three approaches to solving disputes.

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AN EXPERIENCED CIVIL LITIGATOR THAT IS READY TO LISTEN TO YOU AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR NEEDS

35 years of successful litigation experience and positive dispute resolution cases have earned Charles F. Herd the reputation for having great listening skills that help successfully explore options for resolving disputes without the necessity of traditional legal proceedings.

It’s understandable that sometimes it makes the most financial sense to resolve your dispute or legal matter outside of the courtroom. At Herd Dispute Resolution, the goal is to recognize the nature of the dispute and make sure clients feel heard so that parties reach an agreeable settlement.

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ARBITRATION & MEDIATION

Helping You Resolve Your Legal Problems in an Agreeable Manner

The issues you need to resolve often require the help of a trained mediator or arbitrator. You may even need a Special Master — if your case is particularly complex and needs to be resolved quickly. Whatever your situation, Charles F. Herd’s dispute resolution services will lessen the stress, time and expense your case is otherwise likely to entail.

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PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES

Offering a Unique Perspective to Your Legal Representation, with Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom

Charles’ focus is maritime law, but that does not mean his personal injury services are limited to unfortunate events that happen over the water. Maybe you have been injured on someone’s poorly maintained premises, the negligence of drivers on the road has landed you in the hospital, or perhaps you suffered significant property damage. Whatever the case, Charles has the experience to handle your claim.

EXPERT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Expertly Trained to Help Your Resolve Your Legal Problems in a Favorable Manner

The issues you need to resolve often require the help of a trained mediator or arbitrator. You may even need a special master — if your case is particularly complex, and needs to be resolved quickly. Whatever your situation, Charles Herd’s dispute resolution services will lessen the stress, time, and expense your case otherwise is likely to entail.

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MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

HELPING CLIENTS IDENTIFY CRITICAL NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLY

Mediation is a kind of collaborative and evaluative law where Charles F. Herd will meet with you, along with the other involved parties, to identify critical needs and potential solutions that work for everyone. The decisions explored, and ultimately agreed upon together, usually come about better, cheaper and faster than you would expect — especially if you compare it to waiting on the decisions of a judge, jury or arbitrator.

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TEXAS-CERTIFIED
MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

HELPING CLIENTS IDENTIFY CRITICAL NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLY

Mediation is a kind of collaborative and evaluative law where Charles Herd will meet with you and others to identify critical needs and potential solutions that work for everyone. The decisions explored, and ultimately agreed upon together, usually come about better, cheaper and faster than you would expect — especially if you compare it to waiting on the decisions of a judge, jury or arbitrator.

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COMPANIES ARE LIABLE FOR THEIR TRUCKS, VESSELS, AND EQUIPMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE WATER & ON THE ROADWAYS

If you or a loved one is injured due to the carelessness of others, whether from improper operating commercial vehicles, vessels or equipment, contact Charles Herd. Those liable for injuries and damages should be held responsible. For over 35 years Charles has handled these types of cases.

Negligence is one of the basic concepts upon which personal injury and other bodies of law are based. As humans, we all make mistakes. The question is whether we own our mistakes. Everyone can and should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and others. All too often, this is as simple as establishing and following proper safety rules.

  • Don’t drink and drive. 
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Put on your seat belt. 
  • Follow instructions on the job, especially on a commercial vessel or rig!

RESOLVE LEGAL DISPUTES IN AN INFORMAL SETTING OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM

Individuals and business owners are often cognizant of time and expenses when seeking to resolve a dispute. Many times, mediation and arbitration services are utilized instead of taking a case to trial. These alternative dispute resolution measures often resolve legal issues between parties in an informal setting that is more efficient and cost-effective for the parties involved.

Charles F. Herd has decades of experience in mediation and arbitration proceedings in the State of Texas. As a trained mediation neutral with an extensive background in negotiating skills, parties maximize the likelihood of successfully negotiating an agreeable resolution outside of the courtroom.

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Over 35 years of litigation and management experience. Charles Herd knows the value of reaching a satisfactory solution for all parties and avoiding the cost of the traditional legal process.

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