Services: Arbitration and Mediation – domestic and international
Experience: Arbitrated and mediated $95+ Billion in domestic and international disputes since 1990 with emphasis on complex multi-party cases including extensive experience in areas of banking, bankruptcy, business, commercial, condemnation, construction, consumer, corporate, employment, energy, franchise, fraud, healthcare, insurance, landlord/tenant, malpractice, maritime, mass tort, municipalities, partnership, personal injury and toxic tort matters.
Arbitration: Served as single arbitrator, panelist and chairman on more than 175 domestic and international arbitrations since 1990 in complex multi-party disputes including banking, business, commercial, construction, consumer, contract, employment, energy, franchise, healthcare, insurance, malpractice, partnership, personal injury, real estate and securities matters.
Litigation: Board Certified in Civil Trial Law litigating since 1980 at all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings in multiple areas of complex commercial and business litigation.
Education: J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1980; B.A. University of Florida, 1977.
ADR Training: 5,000+ hours of basic and advanced domestic and international arbitration, mediation, negotiation training and teaching experience; trained more than 5,000 attorney-mediators and judges across the United States, England, Mexico and Turkey; Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law and Pepperdine Law School teaching classes in mediation and negotiation.
Memberships: College of Commercial Arbitrators - Fellow and Board Member Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
American Arbitration Association Large Complex Case panelist International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution panelist American Health Lawyers Association panelist
Board Certified-Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Chair-elect, ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas
Past National President-Association of Attorney Mediators
Recognition: Voted #1 Best Individual Mediator/Arbitrator in Houston, Texas Lawyer-Best Survey,
U.S. News-Best Lawyers Survey. Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent rated; named “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine annually since 2003.