"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser, in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- President Abraham Lincoln
  • Dan has mediated and arbitrated numerous commercial and employment disputes involving contract terms and conditions, delays, and design defects, many with high value claims.

  • Dan is a member of the AAA Commercial, Employment, and Mediation Panels, and has served on single and three-member panels involving employment, commercial, domestic and international disputes.

  • Dan has served six years on local governance committee, and six years with the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, on which he has had oversight on all ethical dispute concerning attorneys in Texas 



  • Forty years of experience practicing in Texas as an attorney and U.S. Magistrate Judge.

  • Nearly thirty years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator.

  • As a U.S. Magistrate Judge, he conducted evidentiary hearings and requests for injunctive relief voir dire, civil juries; reviewed federal administrative agency decisions; presided over civil pre-trial hearings, including personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, contract disputes, education law, employment law, construction law, labor law, and securities law issues.

  • As a member of both the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the San Antonio Sports Foundation, assisted in providing logistical support, coordination, and facilitation services for such local, regional, national, and international events as the U.S. Olympic Festival (1993), NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships (1995), U.S. National Senior Sports Classic V (1995), NCAA Final Four (men – 1998), and the Pan-American Games (2007 Finalist Entry).

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Work History 

  • Attorney, Private Practice, 1967—present

  • Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator, 1989—present

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1998—present


  • Part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas, 1981—1989

  • Captain, Office of Special Investigations, OSI, United States Air Force,  (Honorable Discharge).

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