Barbara Allen

Barbara Ann Allen, J.D.

Attorney - Mediator / Arbitrator
Mediators and Arbitrators of America
President - Tarleton Foundation Board of Directors
Phone: 512-966-9222 (Office)

Lead Basic & Advanced Mediation / Arbitration Trainer
Conflict Resolution Trainer & Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

I am a Mediator in Texas and an Attorney admitted in California with over thirty years of experience, including a strong business background. In addition to the required mediation course for professional mediators, I have advanced training in family/divorce mediations and belong to the Association of Attorney-Mediators and a member of the family law section of the bar.

Our firm, Mediators and Arbitrators of America (, consists of a team of experienced lawyers, mediators, chaplains, lobbyists and business owners who mediate, teach mediation classes and also provide in-house training programs in alternative dispute resolution skills for corporations and community groups. We are unique in that we offer “CO” and gender-balanced mediations.

Personally, my background includes working at two national law firms and teaching Law. In addition, I have operated, managed, secured funding for and repositioned companies, as well as leading turnaround initiatives and developing brands. I am an active private investor and have negotiated for the SATRA Group in Russia. I proactively work with in-house general counsels, have served on the Boards of private and non-profit companies and have had articles published in The Business Lawyer and Pacific Law Journal, among others. I speak frequently on mediation topics, including the advantages of co-mediation in multi-party and complex situations.

I specialize in commercial disputes, family/divorce settlements and cost effective resolution of high-stakes litigation arising from complex business transactions, personal injury, divorce, breach of contract, employment issues, and infringement of intellectual property rights.


  • Dispute Resolution Center Advanced Family Mediation
  • University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • Yale Law School
  • Yale University School of Management
  • Smith College
  • Pushkin Institute
  • Middlebury College
  • Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable


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