Mel Wolovits

BURDIN Mediations
4514 Cole Avenue
Suite 1450
Dallas, TX  75205
  Phone:  214.528.1411
  Fax: 214.269.5945


                                 Attorney - Mediator

Biography of Mel Wolovits
 An active, creative dealmaker; tirelessly seeking practical solutions for business and personal disputes

Mel worked in his family business, and with a Degree in Accounting, Master’s Degree in Education, Mel became a Trial Attorney and practiced for 34 years.  Mel, litigated a broad range of cases from antitrust, business, employment, professional liability, probate to collection and personal injury cases. 

For the past 7 years, Mel has been a full-time mediator.  Mel has mediated over 1,000 complex, contentious, or one issue cases involving 2 and multiple parties.

If your client has a complex, contentious, intractable case to resolve or a single issue case to resolve, CALL MEL, to Mediate.   Mel will work-hard, and will creatively and tenaciously help the parties’ until the dispute is settled. 

Education & Training
• FINRA Arbitration Training
• Harvard Law School, Negotiation Workshop, 2004
• B.S., Business / Accounting, Miami University
• M.S., Education Case Western Reserve University
• J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
• Advanced Mediation Training and CME, 1992-2014
Areas of Legal and Mediation Experience
• Business Torts / Restraint of Trade
• Business Relationship Disputes
• Employment
• Securities Fraud
• Insurance
• Professional Malpractice
• IP - Copyright / Trademark / Unfair Competition
• Construction
• Probate / Guardianship / Will Contests
• Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
• Government / Condemnation / Code Enforcement

A 34 year trial-attorney in state, federal, and appellate courts in Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma, Mr. Wolovits settles complex and contentious disputes. He is a creative dealmaker who tirelessly seeks practical solutions for business and personal disputes. He was a Board Certified Trial Attorney TBLS (Ret.) and began mediating in 1993. In 2007 Mel became a Full-Time Mediator. He has mediated over 1,000 cases. 

Mr. Wolovits has a broad range of work experiences that began as a youth in his Family Business, and continued on with Accounting, teaching Elementary School, and instructing College Level Business Law classes. He also has extensive work experience as an FTC Trial Attorney, FTC Assistant Regional Director, and Managing Partner of a Law Firm which litigated and tried business, employment, probate and professional liability and personal injury cases.

Mr. Wolovits is an invited member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, AV- AAM Attorney-Volunteer of the Year-(2008), Past President- Association of Attorney-Mediators, and voted- Best Lawyers in America- Mediation (2009-2014), and D Magazine Best Lawyers-ADR (2014).

Mel and his wife, Ann, a Relationship Coach, have been married for 46 years and have 2 married children. A daughter teaching in RISD; and a son, a pediatric-critical-care physician at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Mel and Ann are the proud grandparents of 4 beautiful granddaughters and one handsome grandson.


"Mel and I have had complex cases against each other in the past (medical malpractice; catastrophic injury/death matter) so I was already aware of his expertise and high credentials
as a litigator. What I did not know until our mediation, was that Mel was such a terrific
mediator. Although we hit Mel with a complicated securities case with differing levels of
twists and turns, he immediately grasped the issues and focused in on key nuances that ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement. Mel and his staff were at all times
attentive, involved, and engaging. Certainly I will be using his services again in the future."

Doug Williams, Esq.


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