Practice Areas: Complex Business Litigation; Business Torts; Insurance Litigation; Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.
Admitted: 1977, State Bar of Texas; 2006, State Bar of Colorado; 1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1990, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court.
Law School: University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1977.
College: Northwestern University, B.A., 1974.
Member: Houston and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Member, Grievance Committee 4-A, 1993-1999). Member, Board of Disciplinary Appeals appointed by Texas Supreme Court (2002 – 2008; Chair 2007-2008).
Biography: Order of Barristers; Phi Delta Phi. Adjunct Professor, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Rice University, Spring 2002. Author: "Ker-Frisbie Doctrine-Illegality of Foreign Arrest Alone Does Not Deprive Court of Jurisdiction," 4 Amer. J. Crim. L. 82 (1975-76). Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation; Association of Attorney Mediators, Inc.; American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate); Advanced Credentialed Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association; 2007-2014 Texas Super Lawyer.