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Dr. Gary Clayton

Dispute and Conflict Mitigation Services for civil, family and business related issues, as well as, mediation, arbitration and negotiation consulting. Online services facilitated via Zoom.

Dr. Clayton is a proven professional executive with over 35 years of experience in business start-up, turnaround, management, marketing, and sales of technology products and services. Dr. Clayton specializes in helping clients identify well considered eloquent solutions for their particular situations and circumstances. Having owned and operated several successful ventures in technology, food products and service, and healthcare, he is keenly aware of the inherent conflicts in the marketplace and the opportunities for resolution. He has significant mediation experience in conflicts involving business agreements/contracts, finance and property disputes, accident and injury and family matters.

Dr. Clayton has taught classes in mediation, practicum, organizational consulting, and conflict systems design at the graduate level for Southern Methodist University (SMU).


B.S. Applied Engineering Mathematics University of Colorado School of Engineering;

M.S. Operations Research and Engineering Management SMU School of Engineering;

M.A. Alternative Dispute Resolution (MADR) SMU School of Education and Human Development

Psy.D. Mediation and Conflict Resolution UoR School of Psychology

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non Profits
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

On average, fees are $150 per party per hour with a four-hour non-refundable minimum. Most cases are booked for a half or whole day. The full-day rate is $1,200 per party plus $150 per hour per party in excess of 8.5 hours. The half-day rate is $600 per party plus $175 per hour per party in excess of 4.5 hours. All fees must be paid in advance before the mediation is scheduled. Incremental hourly fees are billed by the full hour. All mediation fees are non-refundable and, once a date is set, there are no refunds for rescheduling.

Professional Associations

  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • TAM - Texas Assoc. of Mediators
  • FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Auth.