Hon. Carl Ginsberg

Dallas, Texas

Former State District Judge Carl Ginsberg (FCIArb) presided over the 193rd Judicial District (Civil) Court in Dallas County, Texas for 12 years (2006-2018). During his tenure, Judge Ginsberg tried over 200 jury trials & several hundred bench trials, and heard thousands of motions, in cases spanning virtually every facet of civil litigation (inter alia, complex commercial litigation, construction, technology, breach of contract, professional malpractice, fraud, partnership dissolution, violations of fiduciary duties, breach of non-compete covenants, theft of trade secrets, employment-related disputes, workplace injuries, mass torts). Before taking the bench, Judge Ginsberg was an avid litigator, having tried dozens of jury trials to verdict, and has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Personal Injury Trial Law) since 2003. While serving full-time on the bench, Judge Ginsberg earned a Master of Laws (LLM) (with Honors) from the University of London in International Dispute Resolution, focusing on international commercial arbitration. Judge Ginsberg is also a Fellow with the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the UK based, leading certification body of arbitrators in the world, and is an Accredited Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the UK based, world-leading accrediting organization in the field of mediation. Judge Ginsberg is prepared to travel across Texas, and the globe, to serve on arbitration assignments.

Languages: High Proficiency in German, Moderate Proficiency in Italian & Spanish, Low Proficiency in Dutch & French

Education  + -

  • University of London (Distance Learning Program)
    Public International Law   2016
  • Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC
    Basic 40 Hour Mediation Training
  • University of Texas School of Law; Austin, TX
    JD   1995
  • Duke University; Durham, NC
    German/Classic Studies   1992
  • St. Mark's School of Texas; Dallas, TX

Experience  + -

  • Mediator, Arbitrator, Professional Neutral; Dallas, TX
    Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master, Special Judge, and Umpire.   2019 - Present
  • 193rd Judicial District Court; Dallas, TX
    Judge   2007 - 2018
  • Ginsberg & Associates; Dallas, TX
    Partner   1998 - 2006
  • Clark, Thomas & Winters; Austin, TX
    Associate   1996 - 1997
  • Texas Court of Appeals (3rd Distrcit); Austin, TX
    Briefing Attorney   1995 - 1996
  • Admitted to Practice Law in Texas and New York
    1995; 1998
  • Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    Board Certified   2003

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    Advisory Board Member
  • Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung (German-American Lawyers Association)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
    Accredited Mediator   2020