Mediator's Profile


Michael Hawash

Business Name: Hawash Houston Mediation

Michael Hawash is a veteran trial lawyer who also serves as a mediator, arbitrator and early dispute resolution professional. Over a career that spans three decades, Michael has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of disputes, including those arising out of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, professional malpractice, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and other high-stakes business disputes. Licensed to practice law in all courts throughout Texas, Michael has frequently been admitted pro hac vice by the bar associations of many other states.

In addition to traditional court cases, Michael also handles arbitrations brought under the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services (JAMS) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules.

Aside from representing parties in high-stakes insurance and commercial litigation, Michael is often engaged as a mediator to aid litigants in finding fair and economical solutions to disputes outside of the courtroom, typically with a massive savings of time, energy and expense. As a distinguished mediator, Michael can serve as a neutral in both traditional and dynamic mediation, as well as an early dispute resolution professional using the protocols of the EDR Institute.   Michael is a panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in commercial and construction law.


  • University of Houston, Doctor of Law, JD, 1994
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, BA, History, Government, 1991


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Distinguished Mediator – Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Certified Mediator – AA White Dispute Resolution Center
  • Trained Neutral – EDR Institute
  • Commercial & Construction Panel Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association, Committees on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Early Dispute Resolution
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • EDR Institute, Board of Directors
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

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