Testimonials

JWA fulfills the original intentions of Arbitration:  
Reduced costs and expenses, prompt resolution of disputes, fairness to all parties, more informal procedure, and convenience for all concerned. Moreover, their staff is outstanding.

– Honorable Paul Davis
JWA Panelist

I have had the pleasure of representing clients in hundreds of arbitrations with JWA. I believe JWA offers a fair, efficient and cost effective venue to resolve work place injury claims for non subscribers and their employees. The case managers are very pleasant, accessible and keep the arbitration on track. The panel of arbitrators is what I believe makes JWA a far superior option in choosing an arbitration service. All of the panel members are former Judges from all over the State and representing both political parties that have experience in nonsubscriber litigation. The other services are full of BIG FIRM elderly partners, plaintiff lawyers and lawyers that have no clue as the law involving nonsubscriber litigation. Although not perfect, JWA offers the best alternative in resolving my client’s cases. I recommend my clients to include them in their arbitration agreements.

– Jerry Fazio
Attorney at Law

As an attorney who represents injured workers in non-subscriber cases, I am many times required to litigate with different arbitration associations not of my choosing. There is one association whose organization stands out as being one that is the most efficient: the JWA. While we many times struggle to get hearings set and arbitrations initiated with other organizations, the JWA is always quick to respond to the parties and is easy to work and communicate with. Their staff members actually attended an arbitral hearing of mine to learn more about the process and meet the parties with whom they work on a regular basis, showing their commitment to delivering excellent service. I appreciate the work and dedication of the JWA in facilitating their arbitrations, and truly believe their staff cares about the parties with whom they work and serve.

– Lara Brock
Attorney at Law

Although my career has been in the courtroom, I am a big believer in mediation and arbitration.  The staff and ownership of JWA are wonderful. They understand the needs of the litigants, the Attorneys and the arbiters. I challenge anyone to find a more professional arbitration organization.

– Honorable Stephen B. Ables
JWA Panelist

Judge Frank Andrews founded Judicial Workplace Arbitrations in 2003. I have had the privilege of being on JWA’s panel of judges since its inception, having been offered the opportunity by Judge Andrews to become a panelist. I find the case managers to be knowledgeable, competent and courteous. The administration and managers are detailed oriented and communicate well. In my opinion, the fees charged by the individual arbitrators and the administration fees charged by JWA are extremely competitive. The bottom line: I believe that Judicial Workplace Arbitrations provides dependable, proficient and affordable quality service.

– Honorable David Kelton
JWA Panelist

I have been an active civil litigator for nearly 35 years and most of those years were limited to jury trials throughout the state of Texas as well as other states. In recent years more and more cases (commercial and personal injury) are subject to Arbitration Agreements. Those agreements designate the Arbitration association that will administer the case. As a result I have utilized virtually all Administration services and have come to believe that JWA is among if not the most efficient, cost effective and qualified in terms of its panel consisting of all retired or former judges.

– Alan N. Magenheim
Attorney at Law

The staff at JWA are always very prompt, professional and courteous in their responses. With JWA, the process is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. I've had great success through JWA!

– James D. Trujillo
Attorney at Law

There can be no question that alternate dispute resolution is here to stay. Mediation has been used effectively now for decades to help settle cases thereby saving valuable court time. Similarly, arbitration has been equally effective in a variety of specialty areas. What sets JWA apart is its use of retired and former judges, who bring to bear many years of actual judicial experience. Additionally, JWA has a vision for the future of using these same resources to serve as private judges for cases requiring the utmost discretion. I have felt privileged to be associated with such a forward looking organization as JWA.

– Honorable Martin Chiuminatto
JWA Panelist

I enjoy working as an arbitrator for JWA. They manage the cases efficiently and are a cost effective alternative for those needing arbitration services.

– Honorable Elizabeth Ray
JWA Panelist

I frequently litigate work injury cases against non-subscribers. Many of those cases require arbitration. JWA has an excellent panel of experienced arbitrators. Moreover, the staff at JWA are professional and responsive.

– Michael T. O’Connor
Attorney at Law

My practice involves many arbitration proceedings with many arbitration associations. My experience with JWA for many years has always been one of the most positive. JWA is very easy to work with administratively and JWA does not put concerns over arbitration fees above the content and status of the case. If you need some time to try to resolve the matter before incurring significant fees, you simply have to ask. That is unusual for arbitration associations in my experience. The JWA panels consist of former Judges from throughout Texas and from different political persuasions. This makes many of them more qualified than some other panels and allows the parties to do some research as to their experiences and qualifications before the final arbitrator is selected. Often times, my opposing counsel and I are able to simply pick one of the Judges and agree to the assignment without even going through the strike process. Whether arbitration is better or worse than a jury trial is a debate that can go on forever, but when in arbitration JWA is a very good organization to work with in my opinion.

– Jeff Harvey
Attorney at Law

JWA provides a first rate judge and first rate case administration.

– Brian Sanford
Attorney at Law

The JWA staff is skilled, courteous and cost conscious.  I have had the privilege of serving as an arbitrator for many national and international groups, but none are better in accommodating the needs of the clients, the counsel and the arbitrator.

– Honorable Alice Oliver-Parrott
JWA Panelist

As an attorney who practices mainly work injury law, most of my cases have been litigated through the arbitration process, many of which were handled through JWA.  The administration at JWA is second to none. They are always extremely professional, prompt, and responsive.  The arbitrators in the JWA are extremely knowledgeable, fair, and encourage both sides to work together to effectively proceed through litigation. Fantastic job, JWA!

– Jade Heep
Attorney at Law

I would like to compliment Judicial Workplace Arbitrations and their fine staff for their excellent and timely support and supervision of the arbitration cases I have had over the years.  I've been in the business of settling disputes for 45 years and have arbitrated with several providers.  JWA is absolutely the best in all aspects.  Keep up the good work folks.

– Honorable Ray F. Grisham
JWA Panelist

The cost and time saving benefits of mediation and arbitration in comparison to court room litigation have been well recognized by litigators.  In my experience JWA takes great pains to attain those goals in every case they undertake.  The professionalism and efficiency of the members of the JWA staff results in the efficient and timely disposition of cases.

– Dick Alcala
JWA Panelist