Anne Ashby




ADR Strategist  

11700 Preston Road

Suite 660 #252

  Dallas, Texas  75230

Ph:  469.200.5753     Fax:  214.889.9999



11700 Preston Road

Suite 660 #252

Dallas, Texas  75230

T  469.200.5753


     Anne Ashby served as District Court Judge for the 134th District Court in Dallas County for 20 years.  She presided over hundreds of jury trials and bench trials and thousands of hearings covering civil and commercial litigations.  Her universal experience brings a wealth of knowledge and reality to the arbitration and mediation process. 


     Judge Ashby stands out from the rest of the field of professionals because of her skill in communication. She is sought out as a mediator in potentially volatile situations because of her strong, yet calming influence and well-designed strategies and methods.   She has a special sense for intuitive understanding of highly emotional disputes.  Not all mediators can "read" and size up a mediation like Anne Ashby can.  She vigorously over-prepares, rehearses her strategy and implements a plan for resolution, always sensitive to the time and investment of her clients.  She is level-headed and listens attentively.


     As an Arbitrator, Judge Ashby helps the parties funnel the issues efficiently to resolution.  She carefully listens to the arguments, reads the pleading, briefs and cases, follows the law and artfully drafts the Award... all confidentially and without the drama of a jury trial.  


     Anne's calming and re-assuring attitude when working with witnesses for courtroom testimony helps witnesses bring credibility and comfort to the stand.  She shows them how to navigate the minefields in the courtroom and prepares them for the grenades that are likely to come their way!


     Ashby is a Life Founding Fellow of the DAYL, a Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow and Charter Member, and a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow.  She served on the State Bar of Texas' ADR Section Council.  She serves on the Commercial, Healthcare & Judicial Panel of Neutrals with the American Arbitration Association.


     Anne is married to Dr. Michael Duren, a cardiologist and internist.  Together they share two children and four grandchildren and two phenomenal dogs named Jade and Scarlett. They recently added a feline variety named Pijit to the family, much to the disdain of the dogs.  Anne has mediated a couple of  spats in their backyard in Dallas pro bono and successfully. 


J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Texas

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Credentialed Mediator


State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

American Bar Association

College of the State Bar of Texas

Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas,

   Eastern District of Texas

Chancellor's Committee, University of Texas

Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow and Charter Member




Disposition of 21,498 cases; 244 tried to a jury verdict. 

Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution 2011, State Bar of Texas

Served on faculties of:  University of Houston Law Center, Southern Methodist University School of Law, South Texas College of Law, The University of Texas at Austin, The State Bar of Texas Professional Development