Mediation, Arbitration, Special Master and Training
Mediated and arbitrated $4+ Billion in disputes since 1990 with emphasis on complex, multi-party cases including extensive mediation experience in areas of banking, bankruptcy, business, commercial, condemnation, construction, consumer, corporate, employment, franchise, fraud, insurance, landlord/tenant, malpractice, maritime, mass tort, municipalities, oil and gas, partnership, personal injury, premises, products liability, property, real estate, securities, toxic tort, usury and appeals.
Served as single arbitrator, panelist and chairman on more than 60 arbitration panels across the United States since 1990 in hearings lasting from three months to one hour with cases ranging from complex multi-party to simple disputes including banking, commercial, construction, consumer, contract, employment, franchise, partnership, personal injury, real estate and securities matters.
Board Certified trial attorney litigating since 1980 in multiple areas of complex commercial and business litigation at all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts and commercial arbitration proceedings, including banking, creditor bankruptcy, commercial, construction, contract, consumer, employment, franchise, fraud, insurance, landlord/tenant, lender liability, premises liability, real estate, RICO, securities, trademark infringement.
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1980; B.A. University of Florida, 1977.
5,000+ hours of basic and advanced mediation, negotiation and arbitration 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.
Full day and half-day fees, based upon number of parties and complexity of case.
Board Certified-Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Credential Distinguished Mediator, TMCA; Past national president-Association of Attorney Mediators; Past Chairman-Litigation Section and ADR Section, Houston Bar Association; American Arbitration Association-Large Complex Case panelist..
Martindale-Hubble AV rated; named "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine annually since 2003; Voted 2010 #1 Best Individual Mediator/Arbitrator in Houston, Texas by Texas' Best Survey and again by U.S. News-Best Lawyers Survey..