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Where

Felicia Harris

Harris Hoss Mediations & Arbitrations

Felicia Harris

Drawing on 25 years of complex civil and commercial litigation, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration experience, Felicia Harris Hoss helps individuals and companies evaluate risk, manage conflict, and resolve disputes in a private, professional, cost-effective, and efficient manner.

Felicia knows first-hand how financial, emotional, and strategic concerns can influence efforts to identify, evaluate, and negotiate options to resolve conflicts in the shadow of threatened or pending litigation.

Recognizing that new challenges present new opportunities, Felicia is proud to offer both traditional and dynamic mediation sessions and to provide a confidential setting for mediations and arbitrations both in-person and virtually.

Felicia has been a trusted advisor in some of her clients’ toughest personal and professional times, recognized by her peers for inclusion among The Best Lawyers® in America in commercial litigation (2021-2023), and is designated a Credentialed Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She has experience resolving disputes inside and outside of the courtroom in the areas of:

  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Business torts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Negligence
  • Consumer Claims
  • Personal injury and wrongful death claims
  • Trade secrets
  • Employment
  • Landlord/Tenant (Commercial & Residential)
  • Product liability
  • Real estate

Felicia understand the pressures, uncertainties, and demands lawyers and their clients deal with in conflict management and resolution. She understands the dynamics of negotiations between parties wanting to deescalate, avoid, or resolve conflict while also preserving and protecting litigation positions, should negotiations prove unsuccessful.

This kind of understanding and experience proves relevant during mediation as lawyers and their clients consider, evaluate, and confidentially negotiate risk management and dispute resolution options.

This kind of understanding and experience also proves relevant as an arbitrator. Felicia is keenly aware of the importance of neutrality in arbitration and goes out of her way to ensure all parties and their counsel trust that her neutrality, objectivity, and judgment are never compromised.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, JD, summa cum laude (first in class), 1997
  • Texas A&M University, BA, Journalism (Public Relations), cum laude, 1992

Licenses & Certifications

  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Credentialed Mediator
  • Guardianship and Ad Litem Certification (Texas)
  • State Bar of Texas (1997-Present)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Eastern and
  • Western Districts of Texas

Courts

  • Licensed to practice before all state courts in Texas
  • The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Admitted pro hac vice in courts of other states (including Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana)

Panels

  • American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators, Commercial, Energy, Consumer Panels
  • Texas Comptroller Arbitrator Registry – Appraisal Review Board Appeals
  • United State District Court, Southern District of Texas – Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider
  • Early Dispute Resolution Institute, Mediator Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Director and Mediator / Arbitrator

Associations & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • Chair, Mediation Week Program 2022, October 19, 2022
  • Houston Bar Association       
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member (2021-Present)
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Texas Association of Mediators, Member
  • University of Houston ADR Negotiations and Arbitration Teams, Coach (2022)

Neutrals Training

  • Basic Mediator Training (2014, Manousso Mediation Training & Alternative Dispute Resolution Services)
  • Arbitrator Training (2022, American Arbitration Association)
  • Health Care Arbitration Training (2021, American Health Law Association)
  • ARB Appeal Arbitrator Training (2021, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
  • Basic Arbitrator Training (2021, Manousso Mediation & Arbitration LLC)
  • Early Dispute Resolution Neutral Training (2021, EDR Institute)
  • Elder & Adult Care Mediator Training (2021, Manousso Mediation & Arbitration LLC)
  • Family & SAPCR Mediator Training (2021, Mediation Dynamics)
  • Implicit Bias Training (2021, Houston Bar Association)