I help people settle their cases.
I am a Certified Mediator through A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center and am a Credentialed Mediator through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Using my trial experience along with common sense, I assist people and companies assess their risks in order to fully analyze the pros and cons of taking their cases to trial.
When I was a kid, my dad used to say, “No matter how thin you pour it, every pancake has two sides”. I use my trial experience and personal background when mediating a lawsuit. I go to each party to establish a rapport and get all those who are invested in the case to look at it from all sides. That is, not only what they believe they can establish with their evidence, but also what the other party may show with its evidence. Looking at the high spots and low spots of a case can help the parties engage in risk assessment to get a clearer picture on the benefits of settling their lawsuit.
I am outside counsel to a major, Texas-based, construction company. I provide guidance and advice to the president and department heads.
In the last few years, I have negotiated Terms & Conditions on contracts totaling over $3 billion, assisted with risk management, and served as liaison with outside insurance counsel.
I have over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing individuals and companies. I have taken scores of cases to verdict earning me membership into the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an invitation only organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the right to jury trial provided by the 7th Amendment.
I also hold an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating a lawyer can attain for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards as ranked by my peers. I have tried and handled and been involved in a variety of cases including auto/trucking liability, premises liability, product liability, first party, dram shop, homeowners, medical malpractice, commercial, and employment.