John C. Fleming
Mr. John Fleming of Austin has been an unsung hero for the ADR Section who has always tracked ADR legislation, testified when necessary on short notice, and provided numerous updates at Continuing Legal Education meetings. Mr. Fleming was the Chair of the Section in 2007, and he recently stepped up again in regard to the new loser-pay legislation.
Mr. Fleming is Of Counsel to Hays & Owens L.L.P., and he practices in the area of banking, mortgage banking, financial services, regulatory and administrative law, commercial litigation, and arbitration. John is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law and a frequent speaker on arbitration, banking and mortgage law topics.
The American Arbitration Association honored him with the 2008 President’s Award for Leadership in Conflict Management in recognition for his work in arbitration, mediation, and education. Mr. Fleming also serves on the Commercial Arbitrator Roster. His articles on ADR have been published in many
Lionel Mark “Lonnie” Schooler
Mr. Lionel M. Schooler of Houston, Texas, has practiced law for over 35 years, and is a partner in the law firm of Jackson Walker, L.L.P. His practice areas include Labor and Employment, Litigation, Appellate, and Construction.
Since 1992, Mr. Schooler has developed extensive experience in arbitration as both an arbitrator and as an advocate. Lonnie is a panelist on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators for Commercial, Construction, and Employment Cases. He is also a panelist of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has also been selected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Mr. Schooler has been a member of the ADR Section of the State Bar since 1998, and he was on the Steering Committee and a presenter at the first State Bar of Texas seminar devoted solely to arbitration in 1998 in Dallas and Houston. He has also provided ethics training for arbitrators with the State Bar ADR Section. Lonnie served as a member of the Leadership Council of the Houston Bar Association’s ADR Section (now known as the Dispute Resolution Section) for 2007-2009 and 2010-2011.
Mr. Schooler has been the Editor of Appellate Lawyer, the monthly newsletter of the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Law Section. He is the author of numerous professional publications. Two of his articles on arbitration won recognition as best legal articles for 1997 and 2001 in The Houston Lawyer.