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Since we began Dispute Resolution Consultants twenty-five years ago, our singular goal has been to provide attorneys and their clients the best mediation experience possible. Whether it's simple or highly complex, we have the training, experience, and professionalism to get your case closed.

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Chambers & Partners USA

June 2017 - DRC is honored to announce that Joseph H. Paulk has again been included in the internationally recognized publication Chambers & Partners USA, based in London, UK. The publication consists of a listing of objectively verified and peer-reviewed legal professionals throughout the world.  Mr. Paulk has not only been listed again in its Band 1 category, but he additionally holds the distinction of being listed by Chambers & Partners USA more than any other mediator in the history of Chambers reviews in Oklahoma.

Additionally, Mr. Paulk is an active member of the International Association of Mediators based in Toronto, Canada, and the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, also an international peer-reviewed organization. The memberships of these organizations are also by invitation only after extensive vetting of the candidates.  Mr. Paulk is the only mediator in Oklahoma, and only one of a handful of dispute resolvers in the entire United States, who holds such distinguished rankings and memberships. Mr. Paulk has also been peer-reviewed listed as AV Preeminent for over 25 years.

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

May 2016 - DRC is pleased to announce that six of our long-standing ADR panelists have been inducted as charter members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Congratulations to Joseph H. Paulk, Hon. Ed Cunningham, Hon. Daniel Boudreau, John A. Gladd, Ted Sherwood & Larry Ottaway. Membership in the Academy is by peer-nomination and invitation only, subject to vigorous vetting with defense and plaintiff attorneys within the local legal community. NADN is partnered with the national defense bar (DRI) and plaintiffs bar (AAJ) associations, and has recognized the top-rated mediators and arbitrators in every state of the nation.

International Academy of Mediators

DRC is pleased to announce that Joseph H. Paulk was inducted into the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) in San Francisco, CA on May 9, 2015. Membership in the prestigious group of 179 worldwide mediators is by invitation only, and once invited the applicants are vetted for one full year. The mission of the International Academy of Mediators is to define standards and qualifications for the professional mediator of commercial disputes and to promote the mediation process as the preferred means of resolving disputes. Joe is the only Oklahoma mediator to be invited and inducted into the group.

IAM Award



DRC panel members consistently settle the cases they mediate. The key to our success -- relentless attention to every detail:

  • providing skilled mediators with specialized training from the nation's top mediation programs, in addition to years of real-world experience trying or deciding cases in state and federal courts

  • preparing and probing every aspect of your case to achieve a complete understanding of the facts, issues and interests involved

  • preserving impartiality in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of positions

  • providing a comfortable environment that helps to minimize stress and encourage meaningful negotiation

  • persisting in our efforts until your case is closed!