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Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr
Baytown Mediation Center

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1300 Rollingbrook Ste. 406
Baytown, TX 77521
Fax: 877-512-2622


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Baytown Mediation Center is the city's premier Alternative Dispute Resolution Center.

Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr., is a certified Court-Ordered Mediator whose Mediation/ Arbitration/ Insurance Umpire practice specializes in Mediated Settlement Agreements on Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Child Support, Separation, Marital Rights, Parenting, Debts and Liabilities, Community Property, Real Estate, Personal Property, Auto Accidents, Insurance Policy Claims, Actual Cash Value Disputes, Property Damage, and Liability Claims.


Civil Mediator / Arbitrator / Umpire
Baytown Mediation Center – Serving Harris County Texas 1998 – Present

Public Mediator / Neutral / Arbitrator American Arbitration Association


  • Texas Certified Mediator - A.A. White University of Houston Law Center
  • Texas Certified Arbitrator - South Texas College of Law
  • IACP Certified Auto Appraiser - Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
October 2016    University of Houston Law Center    40 Hour Mediation Course
October 2016    University of Houston Law Center    10 Hours
2016    Hon. Judge John Coselli & Hon. Judge Bruce Wettman    40 Hours
2018    Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON)     50 Hours
2019    Gerry O’Sullivan Mediations    8 Hours
2020    Marilyn S. McKnight & Stephen K Erickson    Mediating Divorce 25 Hours


Mr. Bent uses a combination of the Socratic & Evaluative method approaches to mediation based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and presuppositions for successful mediated settlement agreements, that work!


Expedited 2-hour Mediation Sessions are available for simple two-party cases. We facilitate (2) two-hour mediation sessions from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at a rate of $550.00 per party

3-hour sessions are also available for simple two-party cases. These mediation sessions will be scheduled at the following times: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $750.00 per party
1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $750.00 per party

4-hour sessions are available by appointment only. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $1,000.00 per party; or

Full day mediation sessions are available. The mediation will be scheduled at: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at a rate of $1,500.00 per party with a 1-hour lunch break. Additional fees apply past scheduled time allotted.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Evictions
  • Insurance
  • Marital Mediation
  • Natural Resources
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.