AM Advanced Certified Mediator – TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
Texas Bar No. 04556500
Federal Tax Identification Number 76-0528530
Summary of Experience
In excess of fifty-first chair jury trials during over twenty-five years as a trial attorney representing plaintiffs, defendants, insurers, business entities, health care providers and governmental entities. Three years as a university instructor and ten years occupying corporate offices and as corporate counsel. Over ten years as a neutral in arbitration (1500+ cases) and mediations (4000+ cases) of litigated and pre-litigation disputes, with over 400 hours of training in dispute resolution. Continuing education lecturer and trainer for numerous alternative dispute resolution training programs, including American Arbitration Association, American Academy of Attorney Mediators, Attorney Mediators Institute, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, Professional Attorney Mediators, JAMS Endispute and Resolute Systems, Inc. Judge for numerous law student ADR competitions, including ABA National, University of Houston and South Texas College of Law.
Texarkana College (A.S. 1968); Stephen F. Austin State University (B.S. in Business Administration 1970); Rice University (1971-72); South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1973); U.S. Army Judge Advocate General School (1980); Texas College of Trial Advocacy (1981); Life Office Management Association, Inc. (Fellow 1987); Attorney-Mediators Institute, Inc. (Basic 1991 Advanced & Family 1992); American Arbitration Association Mediation Training (Basic 1991-Court 1992, Trainer-1992-95); AA White Dispute Resolution Institute (Basic 1991, Advanced-1992, Instructor-1992); Academy of Attorney Mediators (Advanced 1993-Trainer/Basic-1996); Professional Attorney/Mediators (Instructor-1996).
Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Attorney Mediators, Association for Conflict Resolution, American Arbitration Association (Panel of Arbitrators 1991-Present), admitted to the U.S. District Courts – Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Supreme Court, College of the State Bar of Texas, Pro-Bono College of State Bar of Texas, Life Fellow Houston & Texas Bar Foundation, American Society of Law & Medicine, N.A.S.D. approved mediator.
Awards and Recognition
Who’s Who in American Education 1992; E.E. Townes Award for Academic Excellence-South Texas College of Law 1973; Distinguished Military Student-Rice University 1973; American Jurisprudence Award-Legal Medicine 1973; Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America; Member/Chair District 4; Grievance Committee of State Bar of Texas 1979-83; Who’s Who in American Law 1985-95; Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 1988-91; Commendation for public service by Mayor and City Council of Houston 1996; Who’s Who in America 1997; President of Deerfield Village Community Association 1997 to 2002; Credentialed Distinguished Mediator – Texas Mediator Credentialing Association – 2005; “Houston’s Top Lawyer” H Texas Magazine 2006.