University of Texas - BA History/Government, 1966 Chapman College, MAA (Business), 1976
Thomas Jefferson, JD 1987
California and Texas
Type Rated Boeing 737
PARTICIPATED IN TRIALS
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS RECONSTRUCTED
AIRCRAFT CASES WORKED
Mediated several hundred cases in airline, railroad, and civil. Litigated airplane crash and product liability matters in numerous states.
Naval Aviator, highest rank Commander.
MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLOWN
TRAINERS: F-8 CRUSADER, F-4 PHANTOM, Viet Nam Combat Pilot, Top gun. 4000 fighter flight hours, 400 carrier landings, several combat and achievement awards
State Bar of Texas
Numerous publications and speeches on negotiating techniques.
Labor problems with Focus on alternate resolutions through Mediation arbitration and in particular "Interest based Negotiating Tactics." Focusing on RLA matters and NLRB tactics. My first experience with ADR was in 1991 as grievance chairman at US Airways. My success with this Grievance program led to a three year engagement with the National Mediation Board to build a grievance mediation capability into the board's repertoire, a program which is still prominently used by labor groups under the Board's jurisdiction. From 1996-2006 John maintained a successful aviation and product liability practice with the prominent aviation litigation firm of Slack & Davis, LLP.