Facilitating productive communication between disputing parties.
Providing results-driven creative solutions for complex matters.
Promoting reconciliation, settlement, and understanding.
Barry Wernick was born in 1970 and raised in Dallas, Texas. In his formative years, Barry studied at Akiba Academy, a modern orthodox yeshiva day school before being accepted into the prestigious St. Mark's School of Texas college preparatory school where he not only excelled in the classroom, but also in varsity sports, theater, and student government as student council president.
In college, while his studies at the University of Texas were focused on international relations and linguistics, he still found time to perform on stage and on the basketball court. But it was his performance in the classroom that positioned him to be selected as one of a handful of civilians to study with US Air Force and Army Russian linguists at Trinity University, and later earned a USIA Grant to study at the Moscow Power College in Russia.
Upon graduating college, Barry moved to Israel where he first worked in dispute resolution for the Ministry of Justice in Jerusalem, and then with the Israeli Immigration Ministry in its efforts to assimilate the influx of Russian and Ethiopian immigrants into Israeli society. Before heading to law school, Barry utilized his connections overseas to found an import/export company.
On his way to earning his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Barry served as the president of the Jewish Law Students Association, immersed himself in Rabbinic Studies at Talmudic University in Miami Beach, Florida. Before graduating law school, he went back to Israel to take part in a comparative international and religious law program at Tel Aviv University Buchmann School of Law, where he also participated in a symposium on Legal Aspects of Middle East Peace, Ceasefires, and Truces.
In the 20 plus years that Barry has been a lawyer and mediator, he has lived and worked in various and sundry industries all over the world and in New York, Florida, and California, before moving back home to Texas in 2008 where in his arbitration/mediation practice, he provides settlement and negotiations counsel in person and virtually via ZOOM.
Barry currently lives in Dallas with his wife, three daughters, and their English Labrador. When not in mediation or arbitration, Barry continues to find time to write and produce television and movie properties as, well as, volunteer and serve on the boards of numerous charities and non-profits.
Barry Wernick has mediated hundreds of cases. He is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and is certified in both basic and advanced mediation, as well, as family mediation. In mediating cases, Barry often uses much of his 20 plus years of legal experience and knowledge in complex business litigation matters serving as in-house legal counsel, CEO, and managing member for numerous companies in various industries including, but not limited to, banking and financial services, pharmaceutical and insurance, sports and entertainment, residential and commercial real estate, and SEC/FTC government regulated businesses and franchises. In 2013 Wernick became a certified mediator opening his full time dispute resolution practice. certified in basic and later in family mediation. As a member of the Texas Bar College since 2017, he takes hundreds of hours of general legal education courses. And more specifically, in addition to giving lectures on dispute resolution and negotiations, he continues to also take advanced mediation, ZOOM mediation, arbitration, and negotiation training courses to further improve his skills.