Settling Cases Two Sneakers At A Time

If you need a mediator, I will put on my sneakers and get to work.

Attorney Carla Cotropia in front of a mural

Cotropia Mediations In Houston (Remote and In-Person)

Mediation In Sneakers? Really?

Really. My byline is “Settling Cases Two Sneakers At A Time” because I actually mediate in sneakers. The reason for this is I am actively doing whatever it takes to settle a case. When I was a trial lawyer, I didn’t want a mediator that was just a messenger between the parties. Anyone can do that. I wanted someone that could figure out a realistic settlement and then help the parties reach an agreement that everyone is happy with.

I Don’t Give Up

It is very important to me that the parties are treated with respect and that the process is a positive experience. I am a “dog with a bone” in that I don’t give up. Even if the case doesn’t settle on the day of the mediation, I will stay actively involved at no additional charge.

Attorney Carla Cotropia

Why You Should Trust Me

In 1999, a federal judge asked me to mediate a case, which began my love for mediation. As a trial lawyer for 20 years, I tried every type of case from personal injury, civil rights, employment and school law to commercial litigation. I have intimate knowledge of specialized areas, such as FLSA, civil rights, and trade secret and noncompete laws.

I am selected for inclusion into the list of Super Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, board certified in labor and employment law, and a neutral for the American Arbitration Association.