Courtenay L. Bass

Courtenay L. Bass is a 1982 cum laude graduate of Baylor University School of Law. She also received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor magna cum laude. She is currently admitted to practice in the State of Texas and in the Northern and Eastern District Courts as well as in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Courtenay left her commercial litigation practice in 1989 to become one of Dallas’ first full-time mediators. Since that time, Courtenay has mediated over 5000 cases, focusing on complex personal injury, wrongful death, labor and employment, commercial disputes, insurance, construction, and professional malpractice. In addition to her mediation practice, Courtenay has taught trial advocacy, mediation, and mediation advocacy.

Courtenay was awarded the 2021 Justice Frank Evans Award by the State Bar of Texas ADR Section.  The award, the highest given by the ADR Section, recognizes excellence and contributions to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. If you would like to see the video of the presentation, please click here.

To schedule a mediation with Courtenay:

Please call Debbie at 214.303.4574
or email

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+ Personal Injury
+ Insurance
+ Labor and Employment/ERISA
+ Commercial Disputes
+ Construction and Professional Malpractice

+ Vial Hamilton (f/k/a Vial, Hamilton, Koch, Tubb, Knox & Stradley) 1982-1983
+ Winstead McGuire Sechrest & Minick 1983-1989
+ Courtenay L. Bass, Attorney-Mediator 1989-1999
+ Burdin Mediations 2000-2006
+ Gilbert Mediation Group 2006-present