Ron Bankston

Bankston & Associates, PC
1414 West Clay Street
Houston, Texas 77019


Areas Of Practice

Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate


Ron Bankston is a Board Certified Attorney and Distinguished Credentialed Mediator with more than 30 years of first chair trial experience and 17 years of experience as a mediator. He has worked for and managed large and small law firms, and has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals, families, small businesses, corporations and governmental entities.

Ron has served as trial counsel and as mediator in almost every area of civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial litigation, real estate, employment, insurance, product liability, construction, appellate, probate and professional liability.

“I believe in mediation because my experience as both an advocate and a mediator has shown me that it is a superior means of resolving disputes. And the commitment of time and effort by the mediator is often the difference in reaching a settlement. I make that commitment in every case. I promise each party and attorney that I will not waste their time, but I also will not prematurely declare an impasse merely because of some discouraging obstacle to settlement, or because we’re near the end of the day. And if a case does not settle on the day of mediation, I give my personal commitment to all parties to continue to work with the attorneys toward settlement after mediation, for as long as it takes.”

– Ron Bankston

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What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a process whereby the parties present their case to a third-party, private tribunal. It may be binding or non-binding and is generally a process entered into by agreement. In arbitration, the parties introduce their witnesses and evidence in a private trial setting to a third-party arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. The process is more informal than a trial at a courthouse and generally the rules of evidence and rules of procedure are relaxed in deference to a more expedited and efficient proceeding. Once the evidence is closed, the arbitrator has a designated period of time in which to make their award and findings on behalf of the parties.

Arbitration has the potential advantage of sometimes being more efficient both in the pre-arbitration stage as well as in the arbitration hearings than a courtroom trial and because of that efficiency, it may be less costly to the parties. In arbitration proceedings, the arbitrator’s primary role is to listen objectively to the evidence, ask questions of the witnesses, parties and their attorneys and then rule or make an award in accordance with the law and equity.

1414 West Clay Street . Houston, Texas 77019

Phone: 713.808.9250
Fax:     713.874.9665
Email: [email protected]