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For the past few decades, David R. Seidler has established a highly respected mediation and arbitration practice in Texas.  Mr. Seidler’s practice focuses on all forms of alternate dispute resolution as well as commercial litigation. He has conducted more than 3500 mediations and arbitrations of federal and state court cases involving real estate, oil and gas, aviation, products liability, and medical negligence matters, among others. Mr. Seidler was appointed by the First and Eighth Region Judges to serve as Special Master in Chancery for North Texas Baycol litigation, where he authored discovery and pre-trial rulings and presided over many hearings and depositions.



  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM (5.0)

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, Thomson Reuters (2010 - present)

  • Top Lawyer in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2002 - 2005, 2010 - present)

  • Top 105 Attorneys in Tarrant County, Fort Worth Business Press (2005)

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2015 - 2017)


University of New Mexico, B.A.

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.



Mr. Seidler has held leadership positions and membership in many professional organizations, including:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel

  • Defense Research Institute

  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates, Texas Representative, 1984 - 1987; Executive Council, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 1985 - 1987 and 1994 - 1997)

  • Texas Bar Foundation (Chairman of Fellows, 1991; Sustaining Life Fellow, 1995 - to the present)

  • State Bar of Texas (Director, Executive Committee, 1984 - 1986)

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, (Director, 1982 - 1987; Vice President, 1983; President-Elect, 1984; President, 1985)

  • Tarrant County Bar Association, (Board Member, 2005-2010)

  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, (Founding Board Member, 2000; Past Chairman, 2001-2003

  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, (President, 2004)


Mr. Seidler is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

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