Mediator's Profile


Mel Wolovits

Business Name: Burdin Mediations

Mel Wolovits has more than three decades experience as a trial attorney in state and federal courts in Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma, Mel settles complex and contentious disputes as a mediator, arbitrator and creative dealmaker, who tirelessly seeks practical solutions for business and personal disputes.

Mel was a Board Certified Trial Attorney TBLS (Ret.) and in 2007 became a Full Time Mediator, and has mediated over 1,700 multiparty cases and has been an Arbitrator in 15 cases. Mel has litigation experience in a broad range of:

  • Contentious Business Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Collection
  • Construction Defect
  • Deceptive Trade
  • Unfair Competition
  • Employment
  • Probate
  • Family
  • Trademark-Copyright
  • Personal and Professional Liability cases

Mel “wears a velvet glove on his iron fist” by using his knowledge and experiences with diplomacy, tact and reason to resolve disputes rationally, but if necessary he will be forceful without leaving marks.


  • B.S., Business / Accounting, Miami University
  • M.S., Education Case Western Reserve University
  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University


  • FINRA Arbitration Training
  • Harvard Law School, Negotiation Workshop, 2004
  • Advanced Mediation Training and CME, 1992-present
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • FINRA Mediation/Arbitration Training

Professional Activities

  • National Academy and Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Past-Chair, ADR Section, DBA
  • Past-President, Association of Attorney–Mediators, No. Texas
  • Past Chair, ADR Sec., Collin County Bar
  • Member, Judiciary and Fee Dispute Committees, Dallas Bar Association
  • Cardozo Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

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