Christopher Nolland, Esquire

Law Offices of Christopher Nolland
1717 Main Street, Suite 5550
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-653-4360
Fax: 214-653-4343
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Christopher Nolland has been a mediator since 1993. He has mediated over 2,700 matters and arbitrated over 100 cases. Nolland's mediation and arbitration practice focuses on large, complex, multifaceted disputes. Nolland’s practice both as a mediator/arbitrator and as special Settlement Counsel is national in scope and from time to time involves cases pending in international forums.

Mr. Nolland has developed a reputation as an extraordinarily proactive mediator. He mediates over 100 matters each year and is regularly engaged in the most protracted and difficult cases - cases with significant economic or business stakes, difficult personalities, sophisticated and nuanced legal, factual, financial, and business issues, and histories of settlement intransigence. Mr. Nolland is known for immersing himself in the case and for his robust post-mediation follow on activities until the case is resolved or any opportunity to do so is exhausted.

Types of Cases. Mr. Nolland has extensive experience in mediating virtually every kind of significant commercial and business dispute, including: core bankruptcy and other insolvency related matters (such as fraudulent conveyance or other adversary proceedings); note and lender cases; trade secret and intellectual property cases; software litigation; probate, trust, and estate litigation; securities cases; significant product liability and personal injury cases; significant employment matters including sex, age, or race discrimination, wrongful termination, and FLSA cases; franchise or license litigation; lender liability cases; construction cases; deceptive trade practices cases; significant commercial landlord/tenant disputes; legal and accounting malpractice cases; partnership and corporate oppression disputes; class actions; insurance coverage litigation; and D&O litigation.

While neutral mediation and arbitration services are Mr. Nolland's primary focus, in the last 20 years, he has also developed a significant practice in which he acts as a non-neutral special Negotiation/Settlement Counsel on behalf of one party or side in significant litigation or pre-litigation disputes. Nolland has been engaged as Settlement Counsel in dozens of matters, primarily involving high stakes and complex business disputes, fiduciary matters, professional liability, and significant insolvency and litigation trustee matters. Nolland’s Settlement Counsel practice has been the subject of leading legal and business publications.

Mr. Nolland is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law - since 1997 teaching a full semester course in Negotiation to second and third-year law students and LLM candidates. He is also a frequent speaker at ADR programs and training courses.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Torts

MEMBER: 2007



After law school, Mr. Nolland served as an appellate law clerk and thereafter practiced law in New York City with a major national law firm and in New York City and Dallas, Texas as a partner with a well-known national business litigation firm. Mr. Nolland is admitted to practice in Texas and in New York and numerous United States Courts of Appeal and United States District Courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.


Albany Law School of Union University
J.D., cum laude, 1977; Associate Editor, Albany Law Review


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