RESUME

ATTORNEY-MEDIATOR AND ARBITRATOR AUSTIN, TX

F. WITCHER McCULLOUGH, III 

Attorney-Mediator + Arbitrator 

Phone: (512) 587-3144   Fax:  (512) 233-1750
witcher@mcculloughadr.com
www.McCulloughADR.com

6707 Bridge Hill Cove 
Austin, Texas 78746


Mediator and Arbitrator in Austin, Texas, with more than 40 years of experience  practicing law in Houston and Austin, including substantive representation of Plaintiffs and Defendants in the following types of cases:

Banking (including Lender Liability, Usury, Tying Act and Bad Faith); Securities, Employment, Insurance (including Bad Faith and Coverage issues); Real Estate (Foreclosure, Title Disputes and Related Issues); Product Liability; Personal Injury; Construction (Commercial and Residential); Business (including Contract, Partnership and Corporate disputes); Bankruptcy (Adversary Proceedings); Commercial (including RICO, Deceptive Trade Practices, Unfair Competition, Unlawful Debt Collection Practices); Environmental; Professional Liability (Legal, Accounting and Director and Officer); Condemnation, Trademark and Patent Infringement; Maritime and White Collar Criminal Practice (Environmental, Tax Fraud, Business Fraud).


Experien​ce:


  • Mediated over 1000+ diverse, complex cases in most major Texas cities and throughout the United States. 


  • Experience as arbitration advocate in various practice areas.


  • Extensive appellate and litigation practice in state and federal courts, including the Texas Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.


  • Majority of career with Baker Botts; Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay (former Managing Shareholder of Austin office); Diamond McCarthy and Haynes and Boone before opening McCullough ADR in 2009


  • Federal Prosecutor, Houston (1972-75) (served one year during tenure as the Attorney-in-Charge of Federal Strike Force)


  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Rating: AV Preeminent



Admissions and Certifications:


  • Admitted to the following Courts: all state and Federal District Courts in Texas and West Virginia; Northern District of Calif.; Eastern District of Michigan; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and U.S. Supreme Court

  • Certified Mediator for National Association of Securities Dealers/ FINRA (1996-Present) 

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (and independent arbitrator) 


Appointments and Memberships:

  • Member, Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections, State Bar of Texas,  Austin Bar Association and Association of Attorney-Mediators (1992-Present)


  • Grievance Committee Member, Houston (1978-1987) and Austin (1995-2001, 2009-2012, 2014-2020), Panel Chair (2000-2001, 2011-2012) District Chair (2011-2012)


  • Appointed by the Texas Supreme Court as Chairman of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (1984-1987) (Member 1983-1991/Ex-officio member 2007- present)


  • President’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Task Force for State Bar of Texas (1998-2001)


  • Appointed Relief Austin Municipal/ Magistrate Judge (2012-2018)


Honors:

  • Presented Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who in 2018 

      

  • Listed in 20 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America


  • Previously voted "Best Qualified" Judicial Candidate for the Court of Appeals, Houston,  in State Bar of Texas Judicial Candidate Poll


For more information, see personal listing at: www.McCulloughADR.com