Law Office of Frederick J. Wagner

Attorney at Law & Mediator

Attorney Bio


 
Frederick J. Wagner is a Mediator and Attorney at Law who practices in the Houston/Galveston area.  Mr. Wagner has previously worked for firms specializing in civil litigation, and has represented individuals, companies, and carriers in his practice.  His areas of practice included: premises liability (premises defects, security claims, and third party contractor accidents); products liability (design, manufacturing and marketing defects); transportation related claims; and general negligence involving personal injury and wrongful death.  He has also handled toxic tort claims (asbestos, silica and benzene), and bad faith suits concerning storm damage and UIM claims.  Mr. Wagner received his certification as a mediator through the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, and concentrates his mediation practice on civil disputes, using his years of litigation experience, evaluating liability, damages, potential jury verdicts and settlement values.

Education:
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence: South Texas College of Law (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science): University of Texas at Austin (1988)
  • Mediation Certification: Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Admissions/Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas (1993; Member, litigation & ADR sections)
  • Houston Bar Association (Member, litigation & ADR sections; Council Member, ADR section)
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association (Member)
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, 1994
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1994
Awards & Honors:

  • 2014 & 2015 Recipient of the Houston Bar Foundation's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Dispute Resolution Center
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Credentialed Advanced Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Dean's Honor List, South Texas College of Law (Summer, 1990; Fall, 1992)
Community Involvement:

  • Volunteer Mediator for Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Litigation and Community-Based Programs
  • Volunteer Panelist/Speaker, 2015-16 Mediation Certification Class of Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Volunteer Trainer, 2014, 2016 Mediation Certification Class of Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • Guest speaker, Fall, 2015, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Mediation Practice
  • Volunteer Judge for South Texas College of Law and Houston Baptist University Mock Trial Competitions
  • Volunteer/Rider for The American Diabetes Association's annual Tour De Cure Ride
  • Volunteer for Houston Bar Association Habitat for Hummanity Program


  • Licensed in the State of Texas; Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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