James M. Kuykendall

J. Kuykendall & Associates LLC
Conroe, Texas 77385


Areas Of Arbitration

Personal Injury
Religious Institutions


Jim retired from the railroad after 37 years having experience in managing people in an industrial setting in the areas of Safety, local, area and terminal Operations, Management Development, Human Resources and Labor Relations. He has written and handled labor/management appeals and arbitration before Special and Public Law Boards as well as the National Mediation Board. He understands that there are both sides to every issue and the importance of everyone being heard and understood. In this manner he has mediated and settled many cases and issues between parties.

He is an elected public official who understands the importance of mediating with all parties in creating win-win situations. Jim also serves as an Elder at the church he attends and has worked with churches, members and leaders in resolving conflicts. Getting to the root of the issues requires facilitation, listening, and collaborative interaction among everyone concerned. Jim is well qualified to help his clients work through their issues seeking resolution.

Jim Kuykendall brings a lifetime of experience in industry, government, and non-profit environments to his work in conflict management. His practical approach to today's personal and organizational challenges will bring you positive results and meaningful "next steps" to move you forward. Whether you need a coach, a consultant, a mediator, or an arbitrator, Jim should be at the top of your list! -- Joe L. "Joey" Cope, Executive Director, Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution.


MA Degree, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Abilene Christian University, Abilene Texas.
Management Development Program, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha Nebraska.
MS Degree Management. Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma.
BA Degree Organizational Management. Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jim believes in the facilitative approach to mediation, in meeting with parties individually or in joint sessions, all communication must be honest, open, and with dignity. Confidentiality is essential because it forms the basis for the trust that is put in him. There are two (maybe more) sides to every issue and all parties involved should be able to speak and be understood. Jim is a facilitator not a judge. He does not give opinions or advice. He ask questions and assist the parties looking for options. His intent is to move the conversation toward a resolution designed by the parties. The parties influence the decisions and the agreement they come to. The goal is to seek a mutual resolution. ?

— Philosophy

Conroe, TX 77385

P: 281-419-5052
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