Jackson Walker congratulates Houston partner Lionel M. Schooler on his selection as a board member of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), an international arbitration credentialing group. Lonnie will continue to serve as Chair of the Texas Chapter of the North American Branch, a position he has held since 2018.
With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the CIArb exists for the global promotion, assistance, and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to training arbitrators, mediators, and adjudicators, the CIArb is an international center for practitioners, policy makers, academics, and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes. For more information, visit the North American Branch website.
Lonnie is an arbitrator on the Commercial and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association, having served as an arbitrator on these panels and others since 1992. Lonnie is certified as a fellow of the CIArb for international arbitration matters and has previously been selected for inclusion by the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals. In addition to his involvement with the CIArb, Lonnie is a member of the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, which he chaired during the 2016-17 Term. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the Houston International Arbitration Club. He has served as an arbitrator in business, employment, healthcare, construction, energy and intellectual property disputes, and as a consultant to parties on arbitration matters.