Peter K. Taaffe

Peter Taaffe, Esq.

Peter K. Taaffe

Mediator

Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediations – Half Day 4 Hours Minimum | Full Day 8 Hours Minimum

– Half Day: $850 per party
– Full Day: $1800 per party

These are flat fee charges. There is no additional charge for pre-mediation work or if the mediation goes longer than planned or for any time spent after the mediation assisting on getting the case settled.

Note: we do not charge any administrative, scheduling, or rescheduling fees. In exchange we ask that you please respect our time.

  • Commercial Vehicle & Auto Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Jones Act/Maritime Injuries & Death
  • Breach of Contract
  • Probate Disputes
  • Dram Shop Claims
  • Sexual Assault Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Employment Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction and Real Estate Disputes
  • Toxic tort – Chemical Exposure Claims
  • Mass Tort Actions
  • Intellectual Property Disputes

Peter Taaffe is a distinguished legal professional with a deep-rooted connection to Houston, Texas. Raised in the city, he graduated from Lamar High School and later the University of Texas. His journey in the legal field commenced as an aide to Congressman Sam Johnson in Washington, DC, following which he pursued his law degree at the University of Houston Law Center.

Upon graduating with honors, Peter gained invaluable experience as the Senior Law Clerk to the renowned U.S. District Court Judge Joe J. Fisher in Beaumont. Subsequently, he contributed his legal expertise to both national and local firms in Houston and Austin. From 2006 to 2021, Peter specialized in a diverse array of cases, handling personal injury and commercial litigation at a prominent boutique litigation firm in Houston.

Throughout his career, Peter has exhibited proficiency in civil litigation and arbitration, covering a broad spectrum of legal matters such as commercial disputes, intellectual property cases, Jones Act/maritime claims, industrial and oilfield accidents, dram shop claims, auto accidents, and sexual assault claims. His track record also includes successfully managing and resolving mass tort actions.

In recognition of his commitment to pro bono legal work for indigent clients, Peter has received accolades from the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Travis County (Austin) Volunteer Legal Services. In 2013, he underwent mediation training at the University of Houston, ultimately resolving thousands of cases through the mediation process.

Thomson Reuters acknowledged Peter’s legal acumen by including him in the Texas Super Lawyers list for personal injury litigation and business litigation consecutively from 2016 to 2021, and for Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2022 & 2023.

Adding to his career, Peter recently became a member of prestigious organizations, including the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Texas Chapter (2024), and the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

Peter recently concluded a noteworthy six-year term as a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Houston System. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013 and re-appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board, chaired the Audit Committee, and contributed to the Finance and Administration and Academic and Student Success Committees.

Beyond his board service, Peter’s dedication to legal education is evident through his involvement with the University of Houston Law Alumni Association, the advisory board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center, and his role as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center in 2012.

Peter’s contributions extend beyond the legal realm, as he has lent his expertise to debate preparation for candidates running for President and the U.S. Senate.

Peter is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Peter and his wife Diane Johnson Taaffe are the parents of four children.

  • B.A., 1993, University of Texas at Austin
  • J.D. with Honors, 1997, University of Houston Law Center
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed to practice, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Peter has been recognized by the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Travis County (Austin) Volunteer Legal Services for his pro bono legal work for indigent clients. He attended mediation training at the University of Houston, in 2013. Over the course of his career, he has resolved thousands of cases through the mediation process.

Thomson Reuters named Peter to the Texas Super Lawyers list, in personal injury litigation and business litigation, from 2016 to 2021, and for Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2022.

Peter recently concluded a six-year term as a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Houston System. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, re-appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, and confirmed by the Texas Senate, Peter completed his term as the Vice-Chairman of the Board. Peter also served as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and served on the Finance and Administration and Academic and Student Success Committees.
Peter is a former director of the University of Houston Law Alumni
Association and of the advisory board of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Peter served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center in 2012.