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CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION:
•  Doctor of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University, May, 1973
•  Bachelor of Science (Business and English), Stephen F. Austin State University  May, 1969

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

• State Bar of Texas:  Admitted, 1973;  Board Certified Family Law Specialist, 1984 - Present
• Fellow - American Academy of Family Law Specialists
• Member - Supreme Court Select Committee for Standardization of Child Support, 1986 - 1987
• Member Supreme Court Select Committee for Standardization of Child Support, 1994 - 1995
• North Texas Bar Association, President, 1977
• North Texas Academy of Family Specialists: Board of Directors, 1989 - 1996
• Kaufman County Bar Association:  President, 1975, 1976
• Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section: Board of Directors, 1991 - 1995
• Engaged in Private Practice of Law, 1973 - Present, Terrell, Texas
Family Law only, 1984 - Present
• Fellow - College of the State Bar 1983 - Present
• Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

MEDIATION BACKGROUND:

• Dallas County Bar Association, Family Law Section instructional course for  Mediation; Fall, 1989; Spring, 1990; Fall, 1990; Spring, 1991; Fall, 1991
• Attorney-Mediators Institute, “Family Dynamics & Mediation Skills Course;” January, 1992
• Member, ADR Committee - Texas Family Law Council, 1994 - Present
• Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators
• Member, North Texas Association of Attorney - Mediators
• 2001 State Bar of Texas-South Texas College of Law Mediator of the Year

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

• Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dallas Chapter, “Surviving as an Expert and Making Money,” June, 1992
• Kaufman County Bar Association, “Nuts and Bolts at Mediation- From Beginning to End,” March, 1993
• State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, “Mediation From A Mediator’s Viewpoint,” May, 1993
• Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts, Dallas Chapter, “The Anatomy of Family Law Mediation and How to Make it Work,” November, 1993
• State Bar of Texas, 19th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, participant, “Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop,” August, 1994
• Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, “Preparation for Mediation: The Mediation Notebook - Practical Tips,” Dallas, Texas, March 1995
• State Bar of Texas, 21st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, “Preparing For and Making Good Use of Mediation,” August, 1995
• State Bar of Texas, 21st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, Workshop Chairman, “Mediation Skills: How to Make it Work Almost Every Time,” August, 1995
• Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 11th Annual Trial Institute Series, Moderator/Mediator, Joint Session with Parties, Attorneys and Mediator, January, 1997
• Dallas Bar Association - Family Law Section, Bench-Bar Conference, Panel Member, April, 1999
• State Bar of Texas, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, “The Pitfalls of Illegal Eavesdropping; Criminal, Civil, Ethical....Where Does It End,” August, 1999
• Smith County Bar Association, Divorce Law for the General Practitioner - “The Pitfalls of Illegal Eavesdropping; Criminal, Civil, Ethical....Where Does It End,” November, 1999
• State Bar of Texas, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, “How to Use Arbitration,” August, 2000
• State Bar of Texas, 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, “ADR (Custody & Property) - Mediation, Arbitration, Summary Jury Trials, Preparation for Mediation (Attorney & Client),” August, 2001
• Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Summer Seminar, Cozumel,
Mexico, “Hot New Stuff” - Family Case Law Updates, June, 2003
• State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, “Business and Professional Practice Evaluation,” August, 2003
• Denton County Bar Association,  Family Law Section, “Effective Preparation and Use of Mediation,” November, 2004
• Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 19th Annual Trial Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, “Mediation/Arbitration vs. Trial....Would the Outcome Be Different,”  January, 2005
• State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution Institute 2005, Galveston, Texas, “A Deal Is A Deal - Or Is It?  The Enforceability of Rule 11 Agreements, Mediated Settlement Agreements and Other Marital Contracts,” April, 2005
• State Bar of Texas, 31st Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” August, 2005
• Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 20th Annual Trial Institute, Reno, Nevada, “Mediation vs. Trial....Weighing Options to Augment the Client’s Remedies,” January, 2006
• State Bar of Texas, 33rd  Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, “Enforceability of Mediated Settlement Agreements,  Rule 11 Agreements and Other Marital Contracts” August, 2007