Academy Member Inducted 2024

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Peter Taaffe, Mediator, Houston, Texas.

Peter Taaffe

Comeaux Mediation
3207 Mercer Street
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 626-0542
Cell: (512) 701-3160
Website: www.comeauxmediation.com
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  • Practice Commenced2021
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)450
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • AMARILLO
  • AUSTIN
  • BEAUMONT-PORT ARTHUR
  • BROWNSVILLE-HARLINGEN
  • COLLEGE STATION-BRYAN
  • CORPUS-CHISTI-KINGSVILLE
  • DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX
  • EL PASO
  • HOUSTON
  • KILLEEN-TEMPLE
  • LAREDO
  • LONGVIEW
  • LUBBOCK
  • MCALLEN-EDINBURGH
  • MIDLAND-ODESSA
  • SAN ANTONIO
  • TEXARKANA
  • TYLER-JACKSONVILLE
  • WACO
  • WICHITA FALLS

Biographical

Peter Taaffe was raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Texas. He worked for one year as an aide to Congressman Sam Johnson in Washington, DC, and then entered law school at the University of Houston Law Center.  

After graduating from law school with honors in 1997, he worked as the Senior Law Clerk to legendary U.S. District Court Judge Joe J. Fisher in Beaumont. From there, he practiced personal injury and commercial litigation at Gardere, Wynne, Sewell & Riggs (1998-1999); Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (1999-2002), DuBois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz (2004 – 2006) and the Buzbee Law Firm (2002-04; 2006-2021). In October 2021, he became a full-time mediator and is now exclusively devoted to the mediation of civil disputes. 

Thomson Reuters named Peter to the Texas Super Lawyers list, in personal injury litigation and business litigation, from 2016 to 2021, and for alternative dispute resolution from 2022 to 2024.

In 2019, Peter concluded a six-year term as a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Houston System. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, re-appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, and confirmed by the Texas Senate, Peter completed his term as the Vice-Chairman of the Board. Peter also served as Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee and also served on the Finance and Administration and Academic and Student Success Committees.

Peter is a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. He is a former director of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association and of the advisory board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Peter served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center in 2012. He has been recognized by the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Travis County Volunteer Legal Services for his pro bono legal work for indigent clients. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Peter has also assisted in debate preparation for candidates for President and the U.S. Senate.

Peter is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. 

Peter and his wife Diane Johnson Taaffe are the parents of four adult children


Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • B.A., 1993, University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D. with Honors, 1997, University of Houston Law Center

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed to practice, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Rates Information

Mediations – Half Day 4 Hours Minimum | Full Day 8 Hours Minimum

– Half Day: $850 per party
– Full Day: $1800 per party

These are flat fee charges. There is no additional charge for pre-mediation work or if the mediation goes longer than planned or for any time spent after the mediation assisting on getting the case settled.

Note: we do not charge any administrative, scheduling, or rescheduling fees. 

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