Bayer & Hargrove
Karl Bayer received his B.A. cum laude in electrical engineering from Rice University in 1971, an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976. He began his career as an engineer, consulting for the design of large-scale radar tracking systems, and was a founding partner of Omnibus, a company that developed software to automate school bus routing. Mr. Bayer then spent seven years in governmental relations positions, including staff attorney in Pesticides and Toxic Substances with the Environmental Protection Agency. He was legislative director for U.S. Representative Kent Hance, administrative and legislative aide for State Senator Don Adams and a law clerk for Texas Attorney General John Hill. In the legal field, Mr. Bayer worked as a trial lawyer, specializing in plaintiff's personal injury and intellectual property. Mr. Bayer has been a guest lecturer at the University of Monterey Law School and Annahuac Law School in Mexico City in international negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. He is a Fellow at the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and a regular guest lecturer at the University of Texas Law School in alternative dispute resolution, trial tactics, negotiation and professional responsibility. Karl received the 1998 Community Peacemaker Award from the Travis County Dispute Resolution Center. His primary focus these days is on mediation and arbitration.