Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Will Pryor’s federal tax identification number?

A: 74-2669068

Q: What resources are available at Will Pryor’s offices to accommodate the parties?

A: Will’s conference rooms have either “electronic copyboards” (dry erase boards with the added feature of a printer), or at least normal dry erase boards, or flip charts on easels, etc. Powerpoint presenters may utilize our available laptop computer, projector and screen-just bring your presentation on disk. All conference rooms will soon have either wireless internet access or wired access to our high speed internet service. A Polycom Voicestation is available to make teleconferencing practical and efficient. If you anticipate needing any special audio/visual equipment or other resources, please let us know. All conference rooms include refrigerators stocked with cold beverages, and the most popular amenity of all is our fabulous Keurig “one fresh cup at a time” coffee maker!

Q: Does Will Pryor mediate family law cases, and what is Hance & Wickham, PC?

A: The short answer is “no”, but he has mediated family law matters under very special circumstances.

Will Pryor enjoys an office-sharing relationship with Hance & Wickham, PC. Larry Hance has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985. Larry is a former Associate Judge of the 301st Family District Court in Dallas, and has been an active mediator in family law disputes, as well as an advocate on behalf of parties, since 1990. Larry is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association and a frequent speaker on a variety of family law topics, including the innovative practice of collaborative law. Will, without reservation, highly recommends that parties in need of a lawyer to handle or mediate a family law matter consider using Hance & Wickham, PC. Jana Wickham Paul, Larry’s partner, also practices exclusively in the family law area, and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Jana frequntly receives “Rising Star”, “Best Lawyers Under 40” and similar accolades whenever such lists are published.

Both Larry Hance and Jana Wickman are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Q: What type of background information does Will Pryor like to receive prior to a mediation?

A: Any form of communication prior to the mediation is appropriate. Pre-mediation communication with mediators is often essential to resolution of the dispute. Whether the communication is a phone conference, a written submission, or a meeting, the communication will be treated confidentially. Everything submitted is reviewed in preparation for the mediation. If requested, any or all of the materials are returned at the conclusion of the mediation.

Typically, each side should submit the following, in advance:

  • A brief summary of the dispute and your client’s perspective on it (if this is reflected in a trial pleading, motion, or other readily available document, that is all that is needed); and
  • A list of any and all persons who will be attending the mediation with you (in the event there is an agreement among counsel to permit any person to participate by phone, please let Will know in advance).