Mediator's Profile

David Aaron DeSoto

Business Name: Mann Law Firm PLLC

David Aaron DeSoto is a Senior Associate Attorney / Arbitrator / Mediator at Mann Law Firm PLLC.  As a mediator, David has assisted hundreds of people in resolving their disputes in an extensive array of civil matters including medical billing, property disputes, personal injury, probate, automobile accidents, commercial real estate, employment discrimination, debt collection, divorce, child custody and visitation, and pre-divorce structured dissolution.

As an arbitrator, David regularly presides over a diverse variety of complex matters including taxation, disability rights, consumer law, medical billing, and securities.  He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars throughout Texas and has authored dozens of legal education articles on a multitude of topics, including bankruptcy and mediation.  David is licensed to practice law in all Texas federal district courts, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

David is a certified mediator and has met the requirements of Chapter 154.052 (a) and (b) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is credentialed as a Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA).  David is an active member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Association of Mediators, regularly serves as a volunteer mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) for Harris County, and also assists in educating, training, and mentoring new mediators.

Areas of Focus

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer / Merchant
  • Medical Billing
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Contracts
  • Business
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Divorce & Family


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
  • B.A. in History, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • A.A. in History, San Antonio College

Licenses & Certifications

  •   Certificate in International Arbitration, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, 2018
  •   Certified Family Law Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center, Harris County, 2014
  •   Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center, Harris County, Texas, 2013

Professional Memberships

  • College of the State Bar of Texas (Fellow)
  • Phi Delta Phi; Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • ADR Section of the Harris County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Texas Mediation Credentialing Association
  • National Association of Hearing Officials

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