George McKearin

Education

B.A., Hamilton College, Clinton, NY - 1966
J.D., Southern Methodist University - 1969

Employment

1969 – 1972:  Texas Instruments
    Government and Oil and Gas Contract
    Administrator
1972 – 1973:  Asst. D. A., Dallas County
    Texas
1974 – Present:  Private practice of law
1992 – Present:  Mediator
2012 – 2015:  Associate Judge
    Richardson Municipal Court

George McKearin

George S. McKearin

Attorney at Law

Memberships Civil and Legal

State Bar of Texas, 1969 – Present
Collin County Bar Association, 1998 – Present
Member, Estate Planning and Probate and Family Law Sections
    Dallas Bar Association, 1974 – Present
Member, Family Law, Probate, Trust and Estate Sections
    Chairman, ADR Section, 1998
U.S. Supreme Court, admitted in 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, admitted in 1973
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, admitted in 1974
Associate Municipal Judge of the Richardson Municipal Court of
    Record, April 2011 –  December 2015
Texas State Bar College, 1985 – Present
Texas Association of Mediators, 1992 – 2006
    Director, 2000-2002
    Conference Co-Chair, 2001
    Association of Attorney Mediators, Inc., 1991 – 2006
    National Family Law Committee Chairman, 1993
    President North Texas Chapter, 2001 – 2002
    President of The Mediation Council, 1996
Board Member, Parks and Recreation Commission, Richardson, Texas,     1994 – 1995
Board Member, Richardson Civil Service Board, 2004 – 2007
Board Member, Children's International Summer Villages, Dallas
    Chapter, 1992 – 1996
Board Member, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation,
    2014 – 2016
Board Member, Weekday Kids at First, Inc., at First United Methodist
    Church, Richardson, Texas 2013 – 2016
Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Chair Public Affairs
Committee, 2008 – 2011
Richardson Christmas Parade Planning Committee, 2002 – Present
Richardson East Rotary
    Secretary, 1997 – 1998
    Program Chair, 1998 – 1999
    Sergeant at Arms, 1999 – 2000
    Vice President, 2000 – 2001
    President Elect, 2001 – 2002
    President, 2002 – 2003
    Club Service Director, 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009
    Club Administration Director, 2010 – 2017
First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas
    Member since 1973
    Chair, Adult Education Council, 1997
    Chair, Seminar and Retreats Committee, 1998 – 2000

Mediation Qualification and Training

Forty hours by the Mediation Training Program of the DBA-1991; Twenty-four hours of training in family dynamics, child development, and family law through ETSU-February, 1992; Ten hours of Dallas Family Courts co-mediation training-January, 1993; Twenty hours of advanced negotiation and mediation training CDR Associates-April, 1994; Twenty-three hours of Negotiating Strategies for Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Programs; Conflict Management Group, New Orleans-April, 1996; Eleven hours by the Arbitration Law Course, Texas Bar Association-October, 1998; Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute-1993, 1994 and 1997; State Bar Of Texas Advanced Family Law Course-1995, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009; The Civil Collaborative Dispute Resolution Process, Dallas Bar Association, 2005; Represented over 500 clients in family law cases and over 130 in probate cases; Mediated over 250 Court ordered mediations in family and probate law.

Areas of Practice

Family Law
Wills and Probate
General Civil Practice
Mediation

Publications and Presentations

Mediation News – 1996-2000;
Co-Mediation - Texas Association of Mediators Annual Conference, April 1994;
Mediation - Pro Bono Family Law Training, DBA October 1996;
Conservatorship - 24 Home Family Law Mediation Training, Spring 1997, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program;
Marriage. Kids, and Money - Evaluating Your Family Law Case for Mediation, DBA 1999; DBA 2000; Texas Association of Mediators, 2001; and
The Current Rules of Civil Procedure and the Unauthorized Practice of Law for Texas Mediators – Texas Association of Mediators, 2002