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J. Scott McLain, Mediator, McAllen, Texas.

J. Scott McLain

Diplomate member
McAllen Mediation Center
3900 North Tenth Street Suite 850
McAllen, TX 78501
Tel: (956) 631-5444
Fax: (956) 631-9187
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 13/7/24)2700
  • # of ARBS (as of 13/7/24)18
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


J. Scott McLain has practiced law for over 43 years and has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator for the past 15 years. During that time, he has successfully mediated over 4,000 cases in all areas of civil litigation including wrongful death, personal injury, medical negligence, employment disputes, construction litigation, consumer disputes, premises liability, business dissolutions, partnership disputes, environmental matters and breach of contract claims. He has developed a reputation for tenacity, leading to a settlement rate of over 80%.  Mr. McLain served as Vice Chair of the State Bar of Texas Committee for the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct indicating his deep commitment to legal ethics and standards.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


Mr. McLain received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas Pan American, Honors Program, in 1977, Summa Cum Laude. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980, with honors, and for high attainments in the study of law was made a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and his arbitration training from the American Arbitration Association. He has received advanced mediation training from the Association of Attorney Mediators, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the State Bar of Texas and advanced arbitration training from the American Arbitration Association.  Mr. McLain has also been selected for membership in the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Current: Arbitrator and Mediator, McAllen Mediation Center
  • Director - Texas Attorney Mediators Coalition
  • Former Member and Vice-Chair - Committee for the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct - State Bar of Texas
  • National Academy of Distinguised Neutrals
  • Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 

Rates Information

$750.00 - Half day Mediation

$1,600.00 - Full day Mediation

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