A mediator since 1993, Judge Josefina Rendon has mediated over 1,500 disputes in a variety of areas including family, employment, personal injury and many other areas of law. For almost 4 years, she taught negotiation and mediated for the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. She has been a Municipal Court Judge, a visiting judge in Justice of the Peace Courts and a Civil District Judge in Houston, Texas.
Rendón is a published author of over 150 articles and book reviews as well as a frequent speaker (locally and internationally) in the areas of dispute resolution, negotiation, cultural diversity and law. She was editor of The Texas Mediator and an editorial board member of both the Texas Bar Journal and The Houston Lawyer.
Judge Rendón is a current member of the Int’l Council for Online Dispute Resolution. She is also the past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution–Houston (ACRH) and of the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM). She served on the board of the Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County for many years. She also served on the board of the Texas Center for The Judiciary as well as on the councils of the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of both the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association.
In 2007 Rendón was recognized as one of Texas’ Who’s Whos in ADR by Alternative Resolutions, publication of the State Bar ADR section in 2007. In 2011 she was awarded the Justice Frank Evans Award (at the Texas State Bar Convention) “for her excellence in the field of ADR” and the Susanne Adams Award (at Texas Assoc of Mediators Conference) given to those “who set an example of the rest of the mediation community to follow.” She has also been recognized as a Pioneer in Houston Law (Houston Lawyer Magazine) and a Houston Top Lawyer in Arbitration/Mediation (Houstonia Magazine).