Mediation And Arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution allows confidential settlement without entering into the courtroom. Trust, neutrality and credibility are essential to give parties confidence that the dispute will be fairly resolved. Shelton & Valadez provides competency that comes from years of experience.


The arbitrator performs the role of a judge, listening to both parties and rendering a decision. Integrity, neutrality and legal acumen are essential.


A mediator facilitates negotiation to help both parties reach a mutual resolution. Effective mediation involves calm, thoughtful intercession to reach compromise and settlement.

Distinguished Mediator and Neutral

Wade B. Shelton is a member of the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.   Mr. Shelton is a Mediator, Arbitrator, and litigator. In recent years, Mr. Shelton has transitioned a majority of his practice to ADR work, resolving a high percentage of the cases that come before him in his capacity as a mediator.  Mr. Shelton assists attorneys and their respective clients in resolving disputes providing a strong foundation of legal knowledge, objectivity, and benevolence.