The Hoerster Mediation Firm - 1996 to Present (President/Founding Owner)Sydow & McDonald, LLP - 1994-1996 Litigator/Partner)Bell & Murphy - 1989-1994 (Litigator/Partner)McLeod, Alexander, Powell & Apffel, P.C. - 1984-1989(Litigator)Mediation Services of Galveston County - Board Member (1998)Houston Bar Association - ADR Section - Council Member (1998), Secretary 1999-2000, Vice Chair 2000-2001The Mediation Association of Galveston County - President (1998)Association of Attorney Mediators - Board of Director (1999-2000), President-Houston Chapter (2000-2001)Association of Attorney Mediators - "Leadership Committee" (2002-2003)Houston Bar Association- ADR Section - Vice Chair (2003-2004)
Pam Hoerster is dedicated to helping people find new ways of resolving disputes. She offers insight, practicality and seasoned judgment that derive from an extensive background as a trial attorney in a variety of complex civil law matters.Her understanding of the needs of both parties in litigation is heightened by considerable success in the courtroom representing plaintiffs, as well as defendants. Since opening her own mediation practice, Pam has mediated over 6,900 cases.Pam received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and English in 1979 from the University of Houston. In addition to her academic accomplishments, Pam was a scholarship collegiate athlete at the University of Texas and University of Houston. She played basketball for the nationally recognized Lady Longhorns and Lady Cougars.Prior to attending law school she served as a public school educator, where she dealt with conflict management on a daily basis. While working full-time, she received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1984. She interned with the First Court of Appeals and the late Honorable Norman Black during her final year.Pam formerly served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center for five years. She has taught civil trial advocacy, evidence and mediation to second and third year students. She is also an invited faculty member of Atlanta's Emory Law School. And, she is contributing author to "Texas Litigation Primer".Pam was appointed by the Galveston County District Judges to the Board for the Mediation Services of Galveston County and elected to the Council for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for the Houston Bar Association. Pam was elected as President of The Mediation Association of Galveston County for 1998. Pam was elected and served as the President for the Houston Chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators; and Vice-Chair of the ADR Section of the Houston Bar Association.Pam received her basic mediation training through the Attorney Mediators Institute. She has received advanced civil and family law training also. She is a 2001 Inductee to the International Acadamy of Mediators. She is very active in all aspects of the Association of Attorney Mediators and the ADR section of the Houston Bar Association.
South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1984)University of Houston (B.S. 1979)University of Texas ( Dean's List 1974-75) Getting to and Mediating in the Red Zone (2012)International Academy of Mediators Fall Conference (2011) Innovations in Collaboration: Conflict Resolution (2010) Mediation Ethics (2010) Successful Mediation in a Nutshell: A Four Part Series (2010)Alternative Dispute Resolution (2010) UT CLE- The Next Generation of ADR: Utilizing Technology (2010)Advanced Attorney-Mediation Training ? Focus on Ethics (2005)Appellate Mediation From the Perspective of Appellate Lawyer (2005)ADR Legislative Preview (2005)Ethical Distinctions between Mediation and Arbitration (2004)Importance of Cultural Understanding in Conflict Resolution (2004)Resolution and Resilience in New York (2004)Advocacy Skills for Resolving Disputes (2004)Texas Associate of Mediators - Annual Conference (2002)International Academy of Mediators Conference - Boulder (2002)International Academy of Mediators Conference, Toronto (2001)Association of Attorney Mediators - Annual Conference (2000)Advanced Mediation Skills for U. S. Postal Service Mediators (1999)Advanced CLE Conference for the Association of Attorney Mediators (1999)Texas Association of Mediators Annual Conference (1998-1999)HBA/ADR Section Annual Seminar (1997)Litigation (1997)Litigation Risk Analysis (Advanced Training) - Attorney Mediators Institute (1996)Family Law Mediation - Attorney Mediators Institute (1996)
For a full-day mediation, the mediation fee is $1400.00 per party. For a half-day session, the fee is $700.00 per party. For purposes of mediation fees, all parties represented by the same law firm or attorney ar considered to be a single party. Ms. Hoerster shall set all fees on cases with amounts in controversy larger than $1,000,000.00.