Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Texas
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Michael P. “Mike” Metcalf doing business as Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services is engaged in the practice of law that centers on the mediation and arbitration of civil disputes. Judge Metcalf has more than 40 years of legal experience that includes service in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp, as a District Attorney, District Judge and trial lawyer. Mike, a trial lawyer, is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

Judge Metcalf was a judicial pioneer who recognized the need for litigants to seek a resolution to their case before trial. As District Judge of a six county Judicial District with a heavy trial docket, Mike recognized a deeply unfulfilled need to explore settlement of cases pending in his court. Long before mediation became a part of the modern legal system, Judge Metcalf instituted a system of settlement conferences in his Court. The settlement conferences were a precursor to mediation. The settlement conferences were designed to give the parties an opportunity to discuss settlement of their dispute before going to trial.

From a diverse background of having served the legal profession for over forty years starting as an Army JAG officer, then as a trial lawyer and Judge, Mike now focuses his effort exclusively on the Arbitration and Mediation of civil disputes. His work as a mediator has resulted in a track record of having brought hundreds of disputes to an end by settlement.

A strong record of settling disputes springs from a unique mediation process Mike started. His mediation process is one which is calculated to encourage the parties to continue with the mediation process. In cases Mike mediates if the case does not settle at the first session, he recesses the mediation and proffers to the parties the opportunity to return for a free two hour round two “wrap up” session.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Insurance Defense
Securities Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas
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  • Chinese
Professional Experience
Awarded by D Magazine
2016 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas-Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
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Named as a recipient by the 2016 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas-Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
Dallas Bar Association
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Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
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Member of DTLA
“AV” Preeminent rating
Martindale Hubbell
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“AV” Preeminent rating Martindale Hubbell
Board Member
State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust
Member of the Board tasked with supervising the Health Insurance for all participating lawyers in the State of Texas
District Judge
69 th Judicial District Texas
Duties included presiding over all civil and criminal cases of felony grade in a multi-county district; service included sitting as a visiting Judge in Dallas County and Harris County
District Attorney
69th Judicial District Texas
February 1971 – April 1975 District Attorney 69th Judicial District Duties included the prosecution of all felony grade cases in a multi-county district
Served as an officer
69th Judicial District Bar Association
Served as an officer in the local bar association
Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
United States Army
Duty assignments in the United States Army: September 1966 – December 1966 attended the Judge Advocate General’s Corp School January 1967 – May 1967 assigned as assistant staff judge advocate to the 22nd Field Army Support Command at Ft. Lee, Virginia. May 1967 -September 1969 assigned as assistant staff judge advocate Military Assistance Advisory Group Headquarters (MAAG-China) Taipei, Taiwan 1969 Certificate of Completion Chinese language: Awarded by Headquarters Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan September 1969 – September 1970: Assistant Staff Judge Advocate assigned to III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas.
Pi Chiao Law Society (Chinese)
Member of the Pi Chiao Law Society (Chinese) A comparative Law Society of Taipei, Taiwan
Sergeant at Arms
Rotary Club of Taipei
Member of the Rotary Club of Taipei
University Of Houston
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. (1963) | Industrial Distribution
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Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at Ft. Hood and III Corps, Ft. Hood, Texas
Joint Services Commendation Medal
United States Army
Awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal for service to the U.S. Army command of the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) China
Professional Associations
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Activities: Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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State Bar of Texas  # 13976000
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Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Mediation and Arbitration Services
Contact & Map
10000 N Central Expwy.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: (214) 890-9270
Cell: (214) 202-4302
Fax: (214) 890-9271