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Burdin Mediators

Mary Burdin

Office Phone: 214.528.1411
Office Fax: 214.528.2070
Email: Trenda@burdin-adr.com
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Practice Areas

  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employer Liability
  • Environmental
  • Extracontractual Obligations
  • Insurance (all lines)
  • Mediators
  • Medical/Professional Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Design and Liability
  • Property Claims
  • Securities Litigation
  • Wrongful Death/Large Loss
Ms. Burdin has been practicing law in Texas since 1980. She has mediated in excess of 2,000 disputes and is one of our most requested mediators. She has extensive experience in personal injury disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in tort litigation. She taught workers’ compensation seminars at SMU School of Law and has conducted numerous litigation and risk management training seminars for employers, insurance carriers, and plaintiff attorneys. She also taught mediators through the Dallas Bar Association Mediation Training Program. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Burdin worked as a claims adjuster.

Following law school, she worked as a trial attorney with a large firm before beginning her solo practice. She is frequently requested as a mediator in cases involving sensitive issues. She is also experienced in the intricacies of insurance policy coverage disputes and issues relating to claim handling practices. Ms. Burdin has been recognized by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine) and Texas Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly).

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AV® Preeminent™


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University
  • B.A., Economics, University of North Carolina
  • Advanced Mediator Training
  • John Mansville Trust Mediator Training
  • U.S. Arbitration & Mediation Basic Mediator Training

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Life Fellow - Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow– Texas Bar Foundation


  • Personal Injury
  • Fire and Property
  • Product and Premises Liability
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Insurance Contract Disputes
  • Claim Handling Disputes
  • FELA
  • Non-Subscriber Claims
  • Employment Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Business Disputes
  • Collections
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