Honors and Distinctions

  • President Clinton’s Choice for U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, 1996
  • Fraternities: Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Chancellors; Consul
  • Managing Editor, Texas Law Review, 1968-69
  • Texas Law Review Ex-Editors Association (President, 1976)
  • Visiting Professor, Rice University, Commercial Law, 1980-82
  • Author, “Civil Voir Dire in Texas: Winning the Appeal Based on Bias or


Author, “Civil Voir Dire in Texas: Winning the Appeal Based on Bias or Prejudice,” 31 South Texas Law Review 409 (1990). Lecturer: American College of Trial Lawyers Texas Trial Academy for Public Interest Lawyers, 2006; American Bar Association Antitrust Litigation Course (2003 and 2004 programs); “Affiliate Marketing Transactions,” Southwest Kansas Royalty Owners Assn. Annual Conference, 2003; “Diagnosis of a Dispute,” Third Annual Conference on

Professional Associations and Memberships

• American Law Institute
• Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
• American Board of Trial Advocates
• International Academy of Trial Lawyers
• International Society of Barristers
• American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
• Fellow, American Bar Foundation
• State Bar of Texas
• District of Columbia Bar Association
• New York Bar Association
• Houston Bar Association
• Fellow, Houston Bar Association
• Texas Bar Foundation
• Chairman, State Bar of Texas Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1995-1996 and a committee member until 1998
• Chairman, Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Texas, 1993
Committee on Selection, Tenure & Compensation of State Judges, State Bar of Texas, 1980-81