Serving Clients And The Community For Over 90 Years.


E. Frederick (Rick) Straub

Judge Thomas B. Russell


At Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC, we recognize that not every legal dispute needs to be settled in a courtroom. Our firm takes pride in offering a constructive and efficient alternative through our expert legal mediation services. With a commitment to facilitating amicable resolutions, we bring a wealth of experience and a collaborative approach to mediating a wide range of disputes.

Mediation is an art that requires both skill and finesse. Our team of seasoned mediators at Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC is dedicated to providing a neutral and structured environment for parties to engage in open communication, explore creative solutions, and reach mutually beneficial agreements. We understand that the mediation process is not just about resolving conflicts; it’s about preserving relationships and minimizing the emotional and financial toll of protracted legal battles.

The firm provides mediation services to litigants through its of Counsel trial attorneys E. Frederick Straub and Judge Thomas Russell.  Mediation as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution has become a significant part of trial practice.

Mr. Straub, in an effort to utilize his vast trial experience in addition to experience in the discovery and settlement of civil cases, has become certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice as a civil mediator.

Judge Thomas Russell brings 24 years of experience with the firm (1970-1994) in addition to 28 years on the bench in the Federal District Court system (1994-2022) to our mediation practice.  Judge Russell re-joined our team in September 2023 and WRHS is thrilled to have him onboard!

Both attorneys are former Managing Partners at Whitlow, Roberts, Houston and Straub.

Our mediators are well-versed in a variety of legal areas, including business disputes, employment conflicts, criminal law matters, and more. We approach each case with a commitment to understanding the unique dynamics and interests of the parties involved. Our goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and organizations to have an active role in shaping the outcomes of their disputes.

Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC distinguishes itself through a dedication to professionalism, integrity, and a focus on facilitating open communication. Our mediators are skilled in guiding participants through the mediation process, helping them identify common ground and craft solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.


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