Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience
Completed forty (40) hour MEDIATION TRAINING FOR ATTORNEYS, ADVANCED MEDIATOR TRAINING (14 hours), and ADVANCED FAMILY LAW MEDIATION (24 hours) sponsored by the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Institution. Original mediator training with U. S. Arbitration and Mediation in June 1987. Attendance at numerous seminars regarding mediation and arbitration techniques.
Mediated in excess of 750 cases, many involving land disputes, personal injury, business litigation, workers compensation, slip and fall, product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, family law and medical malpractice. Have arbitrated a number of cases involving personal injury, ad valorem taxes, and various other issues. Party appointed arbitrator for American Arbitration Association in case involving breach of contract, franchise agreement and DTPA.
Appointed to ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE of the State Bar of Texas in August 1991 (Public Policy Sub-Committee) and subsequently appointed in January 1992 to the Task Force reviewing ADR Standards of Practice and Ethics.
Elected to original Council of State Bar ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION - two (2) year term, then three (3) year term as Chair-Elect, Chair of Section, Immediate Past Chair (1993-96).
Regional Vice-President (TX,OK,ARK,MO,KS) of Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) International (1995-96).
Planning Committee for South Texas Center for Legal Responsibility (South Texas School of Law).
Director of Texas Association of Mediators (1997-2002, President 2001-02).
Appointed by Supreme Court of Texas to Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediations (May 1996).
Appointed by Supreme Court of Texas to serve as Co-Chair of Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediations (August 1996).
Panelist - Conflict Resolution Seminar, University of Houston at Clear Lake; Panel moderator - SPIDR Seminar, San Antonio.
Panelist ADR Negotiation Strategy & Technology Workshop - Law Technology 1994.
Presenter - Mid-Year Meeting, ADR Section, State Bar of Texas, Austin, February 1997. Presenter - Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Mediators, Dallas, March 1997. Presenter - Annual Meeting - ADR Section, State Bar Annual Convention, Houston, June 1997. Presenter - Mastering Mediation For The Third Millennium, ADR Section Fall Seminar, Dallas, September 1997. Presenter - ADR Section Mid-Year Seminar, Austin, February 1998. Presenter - ADR Section Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, June 1998. Presenter - ADR Section Mid-Year Seminar, Austin, February 1999. Presenter - Annual Meeting, Texas Association of Mediators, San Antonio, March 1999. Presenter - ADR Section Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, June 1999. Presenter - SPIDR Houston Chapter meeting, June 1999. Presenter - Mediation Association of Galveston County, July 1999. Presenter - San Antonio Bar Mediation Section, January 2000. Presenter - ADR Section Mid-Year Seminar, Austin, February 2000. Presenter - Texas Association of Mediators Annual Conference, Dallas, February 2001. Presenter - ADR Section Annual Meeting, Austin, June 2001. Presenter - Texas Mediators Credentialing Association - Conference, Austin, November 2006.
Liberty-Chambers County Bar Association – Member & Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, President (1971-74)
Liberty County Bar Association (President 1991-92)
CLE Chairman (1983-95)
State Bar of Texas (District 3 Admissions Committee (1974-83)
3B Grievance Committee (2005-2011) Panel Chair 2011 Sections - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Litigation; Oil, Gas and Mineral Law; General Practice
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce - Officer (Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect, President (1994-96)
Rotary Club of Liberty, Texas - Officer (Secretary, President-Elect, President (1993-96)
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Member (Lay Reader Chairperson, Vestry - 4 terms, Senior Warden - 2 terms; Licensed by Episcopal Bishop of Texas as Lector, Lay Reader [conduct Morning and Evening Prayer Services], Lay Eucharistic Minister in the Corporate Liturgy and Lay Eucharistic Ministry to the Ill and Infirm)
State Bar College Member (1994-2005, 2007-2011)
Liberty County Hospital District No. 1 - President (2005- present)
Mediator Credentialed Advanced - Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (2008-2011)
Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center - President(2009-present)