David T. López applies an unusually broad experience  to address disputes in different fields, including employment, education, communications, government, finance, commerce and manufacturing, among others.

* ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION – Was an early advocate of mediation, joined JAMS as an arbitration and mediation panelist in 1998, while maintaining a litigation practice, and now is a panelist for ICDR, AAA, and CPR, and is accredited as a mediator by CEDR, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

* LITIGATION – Graduated first in his class at South Texas College of Law, established a firm that grew to 13 associates and offices in Houston,  Austin and the Rio Grande Valley.  Recipient in 2007 of Texas Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award.

* EDUCATOR – Adjunct professor and lecturer at 4 Texas universities, active publisher and presenter on law and dispute resolution topics, including for the Association of Attorney Mediators, The University of Texas Labor and Employment Conference, CEDR and AAA programs, and local and state professional magazines.  Board member of the Houston ISD and the Houston Community College.

* INTERNATIONAL – Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member and committee chair of the World Association of Lawyers, keynote presenter at annual meeting of the International Bar Association, charter member of the ABA International Employment Committee, invited lecturer in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Panama. 

* JOURNALIST – Journalism graduate of The University of Texas, prize-winning newspaper and radio reporter and commentator, covering state government, politics, education, commerce and special features.

* LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT – Field represenative of the AFL-CIO for the State of Texas.  Deputy General Secretary of the Western Hemisphere regional organization of the world federation of labor unions, responsible for publications in three languages and for relations with government and financial institutions and special projects.