Gilbert Mediation Group


Todd Betanzos


Dallas
Office Phone: 214.303.4500
Office Fax: 214.303.4501
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Extracontractual Obligations
  • Insurance (all lines)
Todd Betanzos is a full time litigation consultant with American Jury Centers and AJC Consulting and a mediator with Gilbert Mediation Group. Before leaving the practice of law, Todd spent 17 years representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of litigation matters throughout Texas and the United States. His diverse practice involved matters such as complex commercial disputes, professional liability claims, insurance coverage and bad faith, construction disputes, products and premises liability, employment disputes and transportation litigation. Within Texas, Todd appeared in matters venued in numerous federal district courts and in state district courts in approximately 40 different counties. Outside of Texas, he represented litigants in matters filed in 13 different states. As a mediator, Todd combines his unique experience, insight and skills as a litigation consultant and former trial attorney to assist litigants to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their cases, to evaluate their best alternatives to a negotiated resolution, and to work together toward a mutually acceptable resolution of their disputes. Todd is a hard-working and proactive intermediary who involves himself in the parties' negotiations from retention through resolution. Todd received a B.A. from the University of Arizona (1993) and a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University School of Law (1997).

Before leaving the practice of law, Todd spent 17 years representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of litigation matters throughout Texas and the United States. His diverse practice involved matters such as complex commercial disputes, professional liability claims, insurance coverage and bad faith, construction disputes, products and premises liability, employment disputes and transportation litigation. Within Texas, Todd appeared in matters venued in numerous federal district courts and in state district courts in approximately 40 different counties. Outside of Texas, he represented litigants in matters filed in 13 different states. Todd's ability to listen thoughtfully, to simplify and communicate complex cases to audiences from the conference room to the courtroom, and to work closely with clients to achieve both business and legal objectives, transcended his practice and helped him to assist litigants in realizing successful outcomes in jurisdictions across the country.

As a Principal Consultant with American Jury Centers and AJC Consulting, Todd has become a highly sought-after expert in assisting litigants with the preparation of key witnesses for testimony and the development of juror-focused trial strategies and tactics. His work as a consultant also frequently involves the overall development of dispute resolution plans built upon carefully tailored focus group and mock trial studies. Todd has developed a specialty in summarizing complex, industry-specific issues using elegantly simple, lay-friendly storytelling with which juries and other decision makers can readily identify.

As a mediator with Gilbert Mediation Group in Dallas, Texas, Todd combines his unique experience, insight and skills as a litigation consultant and former trial attorney to assist litigants to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their cases, to evaluate their best alternatives to a negotiated resolution, and to work together toward a mutually acceptable resolution of their disputes. Todd is a hard-working and proactive intermediary who involves himself in the parties' negotiations from retention through resolution.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™

Education

  • University of Arizona, B.A., 1993
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • 1997, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Industries

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Construction Practices
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • ADR
  • Litigation Commercial
  • Litigation: Personal Injury
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