University of Texas
Pat’s background is so varied that it is almost tiresome to read it: first a Catholic priest; then a practicing trial lawyer with Bob Gibbins, Broadus Spivey and Dickey Grigg; and another 28 years developing and teaching the Trial Advocacy course at the University of Texas School of Law. He also taught Texas Civil Procedure and developed a course in Advance Civil Litigation (part of which included mediation and other ADR methodologies). While teaching, Pat became a mediator, and he has continued mediating in all areas of civil law (including family law) with Lakeside Mediation Center since retiring from the law school in 2003. He is also an assisting priest at St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin. Pat retains his certification in Civil Trial Law. Needless to say, he brings a wealth of experience to the table.