His broad-based legal experience includes presiding as a municipal court judge of the City of Houston, a state district judge of both a Civil and Family District Courts, and served as assistant attorney general for the State of Texas and briefing clerk for the Honorable Judge Ingraham, Federal District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. He has extensive experience in civil trials and appeals involving complex litigation and family law cases.
His mediation experience includes business, health law, construction, commercial, tort, employment, intellectual property (including patent, trademark, and copyright), and family law cases. He is the recepient of the Frank G. Evans Mediator of the Year Award by the Center for Legal Responsibility at South Texas College of Law;outstanding adjunct professor law ; former board member of a national bank and also a New York Stock Exchange company.;received the Anti-Defamation League’s Karen Susman Jurisprudence Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding attorney whose legal career has exemplified outstanding service to the community and the profession.; received the University of Houston Distinguished Alumni Award in April 2009. University of Houston Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor and whose accomplishments have brought credit to the university. Just over 100 alumni have received this honor. He also received the prestigious David Gibson Award from the Gulf Coast Family Law Association of Board Certified Family Lawyers as Outstanding Attorney for Excellence in the field and his professionalism. In 2012-13 he was Chair of the State Bar ADR Section and the Houston Bar Association ADR Section.
mediator — resolved Houston Symphony Orchestra bargaining agreement; resolved Toyota Center dispute with divergent community interests
resolved City of Bryan Tx vs City of College Station regarding location and operation of garbage facility