The Better Path
To Resolution.

Laura Forsythe Browning serves as a full-time mediator and arbitrator. Browning ADR, LLC, an Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Firm located in Texas that is dedicated solely to providing premier mediation and arbitration services to clients throughout Texas and Delaware.

The History Of
Browning ADR

Browning ADR, LLC. is an Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm, providing mediation and arbitration services to clients in Texas and Delaware. Laura Forsythe Browning is the principal owner of Browning ADR, LLC.  Since 2016, her practice has comprised solely mediation and arbitration. Ms. Browning was born in Texas and raised in the small town of Mexia in Central Texas.  Ms. Browning received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2003, and her B.A. from Louisiana State University in 2000. She is a licensed attorney in Delaware (2004) and Texas (2008).

Legal Practice:

Prior to her ADR practice, she practiced as an associate attorney with the law firm of Grady & Hampton, LLC (2003-2007), in Dover, Delaware. In private practice, her work focused on employment law, civil rights, personal injury, and family law matters. Ms. Browning practice included trying cases to which a jury or judge rendered a verdict.  Later, she served as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice for the State of Delaware in the Criminal Division in Sussex County (2010-2013). While at the Department of Justice, she prosecuted various cases, later focusing on fraud cases. She prosecuted various forms of fraud, which ranged from simple check fraud to large employee embezzlement cases, including trying an insurance fraud case to a successful jury verdict.  As an adjunct professor, Ms. Browning taught property law and legal research at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware from 2006-2007. 

ADR Practice:

In 2014, her spouse, who serves in the United States Air Force, was stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. Seeing a need for ADR services in her new community of Del Rio, Texas,  Ms. Browning decided to start an Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm. In 2015, after she completed the University of Houston Law Center- Mediation Program, she began mediating cases along the border counties in West Texas. Since 2015, Ms. Browning has completed over 150 hours of advanced mediation & arbitration training.  When her spouse retired from active duty in 2021, Ms. Browning and her family moved to East Texas close to Longview, Texas.

Today via Zoom, Ms. Browning mediates cases throughout the entire State of Texas from Houston to Abilene. We also arbitrate medical billing disputes as a panelist for the Texas Department of Insurance and arbitrate property tax cases as appointed by the State of Texas Comptroller. In 2021, she arbitrated over 300 medical billing cases and began arbitrating medical billing cases in Virginia.

Ms. Browning is a current member of the Association of Attorney Mediators, the ADR Section of State Bar of Texas, the ADR Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bar Association-ADR Section (active member with both the ABA mediation committee and ABA Women in Dispute Resolution Committee). In 2020, she reached the status of credentialed mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.

Since the Pandemic, Browning ADR is conducted only via the Zoom platform. Ms. Browning primarily only mediates cases in which parties are represented by counsel.  In 2020, she completed the Delaware Superior Court Mediator Training and the Delaware Family Court Mediation Training. Even though she resides in Texas, she remains active in the Delaware State Bar Association. Ms. Browning had the honor of serving as the Chair for the ADR Section for the DSBA for 2021-2022 fiscal year. In 2022, she completed her arbitration training and certification with the DSBA and is now listed as commercial arbitrator for appointments in the Delaware Superior Court. Please scroll down to view Ms. Browning’s trainings and professional organizations.

ADR
Organizations

Association of Attorney Mediators

– July 2017 to Present

Delaware Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 

– 2003-2012, 2020 to Present

– 2020, ADR Section Member 

– July 2021-July 2022, ADR Section Chair for DSBA.

Texas Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

– 2017 to Present

 

 

American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 

– 2019 to Present

– Member of the Mediation Committee

– Member of the Women in Dispute Resolution Committee

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

– 2020 to 2021, Credentialed Mediator

– 2022, Credentialed Advanced Mediator

Val Verde County Bar Association

– 2014 to Present

– Positions Held: President—2017 to 2019

Speaking
Engagements &
Presentations

American Bar Association, March 26, 2021

– Presenter: Military Legal Assistance: Understanding Mediation & Negotiation

 

Delaware Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, April 14, 2021

– Presenter/Panelist: The Use of Videoconference Technology on ADR, Best Practice & Potential Pitfalls.

Delaware Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, December 1, 2021

Moderator: Planning for Your Next Arbitration

– Presenter: Arbitration Case Law Update

Delaware Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, April 6, 2022

– Presenter: Building Your Mediation Business

Bar
Admissions

Delaware, 2004

U.S. District Court–District of Delaware, 2004

Texas, 2008

MEDIATION / ARBITRATION TRAINING

We believe that in order to provide effective and meaningful ADR services, a mediator/arbitrator should consistently train and learn. Below is a list of some of our more meaningful mediation and arbitration trainings

University of Houston Law Center: Houston, Tx

– 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training-September 2015

Institute of Mediation Training: Austin, Tx

– 30 Hour Advanced Family Law Mediation Training-December 2015

Institute of Mediation Training: Austin, Tx

– 20 Hour CPS Mediation Training-April 2017

Association of Attorney-Mediators: Houston, TX

– 7.25 Hour Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training-September 2018

Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC: Houston, TX

– 9 Hour Arbitration Training & Ethics-February 2019

Association of Attorney-Mediators: Charleston, SC

– 7.5 Hour Advanced Mediator Training & Ethics-March 2019

American Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: Philadelphia, Pa

– 9-Hour ABA 12th Annual Arbitration Training Institute-June 2019

American Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: Houston, TX 

12.50 Hour 17th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Institute-Nov 2019

State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: Austin, Tx

– 6.5 Hour-Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution 2020- January 2019

Delaware State Bar Association: Webinar via Zoom

– 7.0 Hour-Superior Court Mediation Training Program, Part 1- April 2020

Delaware State Bar Association: Webinar via Zoom

– 7.0 Hour-Superior Court Mediation Training Program, Part II- July 2020

Association of Attorney-Mediators: Webinar via Zoom

– 5.5 Hour Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training-September 2020

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association: Webinar Via Zoom

– 6.25- Hour Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training-October 2020

Delaware Family Court: Webinar Via Zoom

– 6.5- Hour Certification Program for Family Law Mediators Pursuant to Rule 16.3-October 2020

Association of Attorney Mediators: via Zoom.

– 6.5- Hour Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training and CLE Seminar-April 2021

American Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: via Zoom

9-Hour ABA 14th Annual Arbitration Training Institute-June 2021

Delaware State Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: via Zoom

– (Moderator & Presenter) 3.0 Hour- Planning Your Next Arbitration – June 2021

Association of Attorney Mediators: via Zoom.

– 6.25- Hour Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training and CLE Seminar-November 2022

American Bar Association-Alternative Dispute Resolution Section: Chicago, IL (In-Person) 

8.5-Hour ABA, 15th Annual Arbitration Training Institute-June 1-3, 2022