Suzanne H. Wooten
Former State District Judge
Trial Specialist • Mediator • Arbitrator Litigation Consultant

John R. Stooksberry
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law
Mediator • Arbitrator

Telephone: (469) 656-1973                                                                              E-Mail:

Serving Collin, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Rockwall, Hunt, Tarrant, and all other Texas counties.


Suzanne H. Wooten

Former State District Judge
Founder, North Texas Litigation Solutions

After earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin, Suzanne Wooten received her law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law.  In the mid-1990's, she began her training in alternate dispute resolution while working with San Antonio attorney, Mr. Thomas Thurmond, a pioneer in the field.  

Judge Wooten relocated to North Texas in 1996 and after 14 years as a trial attorney, she was elected to the 380th Judicial District Court in 2008.  While on the bench, Judge Wooten presided over thousands of cases on both criminal (felony) and civil (CPS, family, civil) dockets, fulfilling the oath she took to be a fair and impartial jurist.

Her 25 years of experience in civil, family, and business law in the roles of trial attorney, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator, and former District Judge have enabled Judge Wooten to obtain a wide range of knowledge, mediation skills, and resolution techniques.  As a result, Judge Wooten as a reputation for being principled, dedicated, and an effective mediator who gets results even in the toughest disputes. In the last 8 years alone, Judge Wooten has handled over 1,250 mediations!     

John R. Stooksberry
Senior Civil Litigation Mediator
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law

John Stooksberry graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1971.  For over 35 years, Mr. Stooksberry has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law.  While in active practice, John Stooksberry concentrated in the area of civil litigation for both private and governmental entities in State and Federal Courts, as well as appellate matters and mediation.

After 45 years as a civil trial lawyer and mediator in North Texas, Mr. Stooksberry retired from the practice of law and decided to focus his energy and skills serving the community through mediation.  

Mr. Stooksberry, who maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell, has the ability, experience, and temperament required to find the path to a satisfactory resolution of civil disputes.  Mr. Stooksberry is the Senior Civil Litigation Mediator and offers his services for all types of basic, as well as complex, civil litigation disputes.

Mr. Stooksberry firmly believes that any case can be settled with the right mediator.


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