I have been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 100 cases with approximately 80% going to final award. Approximately 75% of these cases have been commercial disputes and many of them have involved construction, technology or high-tech businesses. I have also arbitrated construction, patent, trade secret and software license disputes, a government antitrust case, medical malpractice cases, employment disputes, family law disputes, real estate disputes and banking disputes.
1991-present Karl Bayer, Mediator, Arbitrator, Court Master and Technical Advisor Private mediator, arbitrator and court master in all areas of conflict; solo litigation and arbitration practice in business and intellectual property disputes, Austin, Texas 2015-2017 KolarBayer - Partnered with Renée Quezada Kolar providing legal counsel for small businesses 1997-1999 Resolution Architects - Partner, Conflict resolution consulting on public policy, health care, technology and environmental issues, Austin, Texas 1989-1991 Gibbins, Winckler & Bayer - Partner, Austin, Texas 1988-1989 Bickerstaff, Heath & Smiley - Special Counsel, Austin, Texas 1988 Texas Supreme Court Candidate - Democratic Nominee for Place 5 1982-1988 Pluymen & Bayer Attorneys - Partner , Austin, Texas 1981-1982 Brown, Maroney, Rose, Barber & Dye - Associate Attorney, Environmental, Utility and Technology Section, Austin, Texas 1980-1981 U. S. Environmental Protection Agency - Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, Washington, D.C. 1979-1980 U. S. House of Representatives - Legislative Director for Representative Kent Hance 1977-1979 Grambling, Mounce, Sims, Galatzan & Harris - Associate Attorney, Business Litigation El Paso, Texas 1975-1976 Omnibus - Founding Partner, Automated school bus routing, Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. 1974-1977 Texas Senate - Legislative and Administrative Assistant to Senator Don Adams, Austin, Texas 1973 Concord Research Corporation - Staff Engineer, Design of radar tracking systems and computer systems for school desegregation, Boston, Massachusetts
College of Commercial Arbitrators; International Academy of Mediators; Academy of Court Appointed Masters; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; American Board of Trial Advocates; The American Law Institute; Austin IP Inn of Court; ’Best Lawyers in America”; AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell; ’Texas SuperLawyers’; State Bar of Texas; Texas Bar Foundation; Austin Bar Association; Austin Association of Attorney Mediators (President 2004)