• Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, December 1972
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art History), University of Texas, Austin, May 1973
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas, Austin, August 1976
  • Licensed to Practice Law

    • Texas, November 1976
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, October 1977
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Activities

    • Completed in Excess of 15,000 + Mediations
    • AAM Advanced Certified Mediator
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Houston and National Chapter
      • National Association, President, Board of Directors, 1994-1995
      • National Association, Vice President, Board of Directors, 1993-1994
      • National Association, Secretary, Board of Directors, 1992-1993
    • Member of the ADR Panel for the United States Judicial District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 2002, 2003
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member
    • International Academy of Mediators, Fellow Member, 1997-2005
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Advanced Mediator Training, Trainer, 1999
    • Adjunct Professor, Mediation Course, University of Houston Law School, 1993
    • Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop Training, 1992
    • Attorney-Mediators Institute, Inc., Dallas, Texas, Faculty and Trainer
    • Attorney-Mediators Institute of Advanced Mediation Training, 1991, 1992, 1993
    • Houston Bar Association Settlement Week Mediation Training
    • Attorney-Mediators Institute, Inc., Mediation Training, 1991
  • Speaker

    • Association of Attorney-Mediators; Advanced Mediator Training, New Tools for your Mediation Toolbox: "The Exception to the Rule", November 8, 2013.
    • Houston Bar Association ADR Section: Mediating with Difficult People, November 13, 2012
    • Houston Bar Association Summer Seminar Series: Mediation in 2012, June 7, 2012
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators Advanced Mediator Training, AAM High: Mediation, It's Not Just a Hobby Anymore, Masters of Mediation, Houston, Texas, September 2010
    • TDAC's Commercial Litigation Seminar, Mediation for the Commercial Litigator, Houston, Texas, April 2009
    • State Bar of Texas 14th Annual Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, A View from the Mediator, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2007
    • Houston Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, The Five Most Difficult Ethical Problems in Mediation, Houston, Texas, January 2007
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training Seminar, 9 Habits of Highly Effective and Ethical Mediators, Houston, Texas, November 2006
    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course, Methods & Mechanics of a Successful Mediation, Houston, Texas, August 2005
    • Houston Bar Association, The Ten Top Things You Hate About Mediation and How to Avoid Them, Houston, Texas, October 2004
    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Mediation, Houston, Texas, August 2004
    • South Texas College of Law Automobile Injury Conference, Trends in Mediation, Houston, Texas, March 2002
    • Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Settlement Strategies, Houston, Texas, October 2000
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Houston Chapter, Medical Malpractice Mediations, Houston, Texas, May 2000
    • International Academy of Mediators Fall Educational Conference, Mediation Ethics, Houston, Texas, November 1998
    • Houston Bar Association, ADR Committee Annual Meeting, True Confessions of a Mediator, April 1998
    • International Academy of Mediators Fall Educational Conference, Mediation Mistakes, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1997
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators Annual Meeting, How to Administer and Mediate Complex Multi-Party Cases, April 1997
    • The CLE Institute, Advocacy in Mediation, Techniques and Strategies for Representing Clients in the Mediation Process, October 1996
    • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Getting to Yes:  Principles in Mediation, February 1995
    • Houston Bar Association Institute, Continuing Legal Education, Mediation--Five Years Later, October 1994
    • South Texas College of Law, Advanced Products Liability Law--How to Prepare Your Products Case for Mediation, July 1994
    • Association of Women Attorneys, Mediation Tips, April 1994
    • South Texas College of Law, Mediating Personal Injury Disputes, May 1993
    • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Alternate Dispute Resolution, May 1993
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Preparation for Mediation, December 1992
    • South Texas College of Law, Collection Strategies:  ADR—Fact or Fiction, May 1992
    • South Texas College of Law, Negotiation and Mediation, March 1993
    • Bates College of Law, University of Houston, How to Handle Mediation Impasse, September 1991
  • Trainer

    • New Orleans Bar Association (AMI Training Course), Mediator’s Introduction, January 1994
    • Louisiana State University (AMI Training Course), Negotiation Principles, October 1993
    • Houston Chapter Association of Attorney-Mediators, Troubleshooting ( And Handling Large Mediations), April 1993
    • Statewide Meeting, Association of Attorney-Mediators, Hurdles in Mediation, March 1992
    • Trainer for the Attorney-Mediator Institute, New Orleans Bar Association, January 1994
    • Trainer for the Attorney-Mediator Institute, Louisiana State University, October 1993
    • Trainer, Mediation Course for A. A. White Dispute Resolution Institution, February 1993
    • Trainer for the Attorney-Mediator Institute, March 1992
    • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1993-1995
    •             Litigation Task Force
    •             Peer Mediation Project
    •  Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
    • Member, ADR Section, State Bar of Texas
    •             Ethics and CLE Committees
    • Member, Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable
    • Other Activities:
    • Special Master, Harris County District Courts, 1987-1997
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
      •  Director, 1981-1989
      •  Vice-President, 1990-1991
    •  Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1977-2009
      •  Associate Director, 1980-1983
      •  Director, 1983-1986
    • Sustaining Fellow Member, Houston Bar Foundation
    • Sustaining Fellow Member, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Texas Bar Foundation Fellows Nominating Committee, 2012
    • Member of Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Ethics, 1992