senior judge Stephen Yelenosky

                mediation  arbitration SPECIAL JUDGING                


Senior District Judge Stephen Yelenosky was the judge of the 345th District Court of the State of Texas. After 12 years on the bench, and two re-elections without opposition, he chose not to run for a fourth term. At times during his tenure on the bench, Judge Yelenosky was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to sit as a justice of a court of appeals in place of a recused judge.  In 1993, the Texas Supreme Court appointed him to its Supreme Court Advisory Committee also known as the Court’s “rules committee,” and he continues to serve on the committee at the pleasure of the Supreme Court. The Committee of judges and lawyers is charged with considering and drafting all changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.  Judge Yelenosky has been invited to speak at innumerable legal education seminars on many topics.  He is also a member of the editorial board of "The Advocate," a quarterly symposium of legal articles published by the State Bar's Litigation Section.  Judge Yelenosky is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.

Judge Yelenosky now serves as a mediator, arbitrator, special judge, special master, and litigation consultant. He also returns to the bench a  few days each month as a Visiting Judge. 

 Judge Yelenosky is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).  The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association of ADR professionals distinguished by their experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are among the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.