Michael P Metcalf

Michael P Metcalf

Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Texas
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Michael P. “Mike” Metcalf d/b/a 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 50 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 Judge Metcalf instituted a system of settlement conferences in his Court. The settlement conferences, a precursor to mediation, 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 fifty years as an Army JAG officer, a trial lawyer, District Attorney and District 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. For those parties choosing to take advantage of the wrap up session over 90% of the cases ultimately settle. It is this never say never attitude that has led to a remarkable record of resolving cases. Mike's a closer. He wants to settle every case he mediates.

Practice Area
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken
Professional Experience
Member
Dallas Bar Association
- Current
Member
Rotary International--Dumas, Texas
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Member
State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust
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Served as a member of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Trust Committee--charged with the responsibility of administering the health insurance program for the State Bar of Texas
District Judge 69th Judicial District
State of Texas
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District Judge 69th Judicial District 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
State of Texas
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District Attorney 69th Judicial District Duties included the prosecution of all felony grade cases in a multi-county district
Captain--Judge Advocate General's Corp
United States Army
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Service included Assistant Judge Advocate 22nd Field Army Support Command Ft. Lee, Virginia Assistant Staff Judge Advocate Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Republic of China Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and Chief, Military Justice at Third Corps and Ft. Hood, Ft. Hood, Texas
Member
Pi Chiao Law Society (Chinese)
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member and Sergeant at Arms
Rotary International--Taipei, Taiwan
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Education
University of Nevada-Reno
National College for the State Judiciary (1976) | Review of civil and criminal law for State Judges
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University of Houston - Main Campus
J.D. (1966) | law
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Honors: Winner University of Houston moot court competition--1965
Activities: participation in trial advocacy and moot court competition
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University of Virginia School of Law
Graduate US Army JAG School (1966) | Military Law
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. (1963) | Industrial Distribution
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Awards
One of the Best Lawyers in Dallas
D Magazine
AV Preemenent
Martindale-Hubbell
One of the Best Lawyers in Dallas
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Million Dollar Jury award
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Dallas Bar Association ADR Section
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas ADR Section
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Civil Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Contact & Map
Metcalf Mediation & Arbitration Services
10000 N Central Expwy.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75241
USA
Telephone: (214) 890-9270