Dispute Resolution Consultants

Phone: 405.228.0300
Fax: 405.228.0367
1602 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
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1602 S. Main Street
Tulsa OK
Phone: 800.372.0300
Email: jpaulk@drc-ok.com

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Since we began Dispute Resolution Consultants over 20 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.

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!


  • Experience equals results.

    In 1992, Joe Paulk was a respected and successful trial lawyer with a thriving practice in civil litigation ... and a dislike of the status quo in mediation and arbitration.

    Not yet a "true profession," mediation was then dominated by practitioners who lacked specialized training. The majority also lacked meaningful trial experience, making it nearly impossible for them to understand and objectively assess the core issues in the cases they attempted to resolve.

    Paulk believed the legal field deserved better -- professionals with specialized training in dispute resolution and the practical trial experience to apply it effectively. In short, the kind of experience he had. And so, Dispute Resolution Consultants was formed.

    Over the last twenty years, Paulk has assembled an outstanding team of mediators, arbitrators, private judges and special masters, each with years of litigation and/or judicial experience, and all with ADR training from top-notch law programs at Harvard, Pepperdine, the American Law Institute and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

    Today, the DRC team is exactly what Paulk himself once sought -- a mediation firm trial attorneys can turn to with confidence.