What is Mediation?

Mediation offers a private, confidential process in which an impartial third party encourages and helps disputing parties to communicate effectively with one another, to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding among them.

The mediator does not decide the outcome of the case. Rather, the mediator helps the parties to craft their own outcome. Mediation offers many parties an alternative to going to court, as parties prefer to have the opportunity to control the terms of their settlement instead of leaving the decision to a judge or jury. Settling through mediation allows litigants to avoid a costly and public trial, and to reach a confidential resolution without waiting years for their case to be heard by the court.

Business litigants find mediation to be an effective way to resolve a business dispute relatively quickly, so the parties may move forward and continue doing business together. Mediation is generally a voluntary process. However, some courts now order litigants to engage in mediation prior to trial in order to reduce the number of trials on the court’s docket.

Galyean Mediation LLC
Peaceful Resolution of Civil Litigation and Business Disputes

Licenses and Admissions

State Bar of Texas, Admitted May 2001
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Admitted 2008
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Admitted 2008


National Certified Professional in Mediation (NCPM)
Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)

Volunteer Activities:

Volunteer Attorney-Mediator

Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County

Board of Directors

Vintage Lakes Community Association, Inc.

Language skills:

  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Arabic (Beginner)