Lonnie has been extensively involved with the Houston Bar Association over the past several years. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Federal Practice Section, and is the incoming Chair-Elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He has also previously served as Co-Chair of the HBA’ Historical Committee and on the Council of the Litigation and Construction Law Sections. Lonnie has also served previously as Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Bar Association’ bi-monthly journal, The Houston Lawyer.
Lonnie has practiced law for more than thirty-eight years, following his completion of a clerkship with the Honorable United States District Judge Carl O. Bue, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Retired). He has developed significant experience in labor and employment law as well as business litigation (with an emphasis in federal practice and federal appellate). He has also served as an arbitrator in business, healthcare, construction, and employment disputes, as well as serving as a consultant to parties on arbitration matters. Lonnie serves on the Panel of the American Arbitration Association and Dispute Solutions, Inc. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with credentials in international arbitration. Lonnie received his B.A. in history, with departmental honors, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he wrote for the Texas Law Review and was selected for recognition with the National Order of Barristers.