Chairman - Mr. Jim Flegle, JD, Flegle Law, PC
Vice Chairman and Treasurer - Dr. Gil Skillman, Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University
Secretary - Mr. David Bradford, JD, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
President - Elizabeth Patterson, J.W. Patterson Foundation for Academic Excellence in Speech & Debate
Mr. John Cain, JD, President Wiseway Supply
Mr. Frederic Dorwart, JD, Frederic Dorwart Lawyers, PLLC
Mr. Russ Hubbard, CIPP, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at American Airlines
Mr. Jeff Jones, JD, Partner Jones Day
Mr. Cy Kiani, Investment Advisor Representative, Securities America Advisors, Inc.
Mr. Jonathan Massey, JD, Massey and Gail, LLP
Mr. T.A. McKinney, JD, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at CapitalSpring
Mr. William Smelko, JD, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Jim has over 40 years of commercial trial and arbitration experience. He is recognized as one of the state’s leading attorneys.
Jim spent the first 24 years of his career at Bracewell, serving as the managing partner of their Dallas office and on the firm’s Management Committee.
Representing clients nationwide, Jim has worked both sides of the docket in complex commercial disputes. These include intellectual property, oil and gas, contracts, partnerships, real estate, fraud, trusts and estates, employment and professional liability.
He represents officers and directors in Sarbanes-Oxley matters before the SEC and in court. He is also experienced in domestic and international arbitration.
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