Joe B. Hewitt's Resume
ADR Practice Concentration: Mediation
1952-1962, Newspaper business; reporter covering police beat, courthouse beat, investigative, national and international news editor, editor, publisher.
1963-2001, Served as pastor of churches in the Dallas area. Did marriage and family counseling, conducted Marriage Enrichment and Parenting Seminars.
As a pastor, had decades of experience being impartial in mediating disputes.
Mediation Concentration Areas: Contract Disputes, Personal Injury, Business, Commercial, Community, Construction, Consumer, Creditor/Debtor, Education, Labor/Employment, Non-profit organizations, church conflict.
Experience: Settling cases for courts in Dallas, Ellis, and Kaufman Counties since 2002.
Educational Background: BD, Bible Baptist Seminary, 1965; MA, Dallas Baptist University, 1986; Basic Mediation Training, by Nancy Ferrell, PhD, 2002; Family Mediation training, by Glenn C. Currier, MA, Professor of Sociology and ADR Studies, El Centro College, Dallas, 2002. Practicum Training, Dispute Mediation Service, Dallas, 2002. Restorative Justice and Faith Based Mediation training by Nancy K. Ferrell, PhD., 2003. Seminars in connection with Texas Association of Mediators conventions annually since 2003. Other 2004 seminars: Co-Mediate Past an Impasse, Ethics, Faith and Mediation, both by Dr. Nancy Ferrell, and Executive Development and a Mediator by Irene P. Zucker. 2005 seminars: Marketing Mediation, Dr. Nancy Ferrell; Ethics, Credentialing and TMCA, Suzanne Duval & Chris Gilbert. Arbitration training, 2006, El Centro College, Dallas; Spanish for Legal Professionals, Irene Zucker, Dallas.
Professional Associations & Affiliations: State Bar of Texas, ADR Section; Texas Association of Mediators; Texas Mediators Credentialing Association (TMCA). Past president of ACR Dallas Chapter.Member, Mensa, the high IQ society.
Publications: How to Prepare for Mediation (for laymen); How to Prepare for Mediation Working with your Lawyer; Conflict Resolution Guidelines for Elementary Schools; Conflict Resolution Guidelines for the Workplace; all published by Joe Hewitt in booklet form and available for download on website, www.joebhewittmediator.com. Non-fiction religious: Curriculum for Bible study teachers and teachers’ commentaries, Lifeway (publishing house for Southern Baptist Convention); I Was Raised a Jehovah’s Witness, Accent Books, Denver, 1979, and Kregel Publishing, Grand Rapids, 1997. Rescuing Slaves of the Watchtower, Hannibal Books, Garland, Texas, 2011; Fiction: Murder on the Sky Ride, Amazon Kindle, 2011.
Mediation sites: 7920 Belt Line Road, Dallas, Texas 75254