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Jon Eliot King
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Jon Eliot King has been practicing law for more than 30 years. He has successfully mediated the majority of a broad range of well over 1800 cases in the greater Houston area ranging from complex commercial litigation to personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, premises liability, employment law, intellectual property, real estate, homeowner association, securities, environmental law, oil & gas, maritime, construction, family law, trusts & estates, antitrust, and banking. In June of 1995 he was named the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center’s ("DRC") Outstanding Mediator in the Litigation Mediation Program. In addition, Jon was awarded Houston Bar Foundation's Volunteer of the Year Award in December 1995 for his work in the DRC’s Litigation Mediation Program. He has contributed his services to the Houston community by mediating over 600 pro bono cases for the DRC and has been a mediator for the following county & district court judges: Caroline Baker, Lynn Bradshaw-Hull, Harvey Brown, Kyle Carter, Theresa Chang, Grant Dorfman, Mike Englehart, Brent Gamble, Michael Gomez, Joseph "Tad" Halbach, Patricia Kerrigan, Larry Kleiman, Michael Landrum, Toni Lindsay, Roberta Lloyd, Debra Ibarra Mayfield, Jaclanel McFarland, Lisa Millard, Elaine Palmer, Elizabeth Ray, Robert Schaffer, Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, Linda Storey, Larry Weiman, and Randy Wilson. Jon is a certified mediator having received his certification and advanced training from the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Institute as well as family mediation training from the DRC. He has been a faculty member for A. A. White's advanced course and is a frequent lecturer on mediation and ADR. With regards to arbitration, his commercial arbitration practice began in 1973 with three years of experience with over 100 cases with the New York law firm of Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C. where he assisted in presenting and resolving numerous commercial arbitration cases in the commercial textile arena. He is currently serving on the American Arbitration Association's Panel of Arbitrators. Jon is listed as an ADR provider with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and is a member of the American, Texas, & Houston Bar Associations, the Texas Association of Mediators, and the College of the State Bar of Texas.

By way of further background, Jon is a 2010 recipient of the Legion of Honor award, received his bachelor's degree from West Point, and served five years on active duty, including a tour in Vietnam, as an officer in the United States Army. Jon is a past president of the West Point Society of Greater Houston. Jon's legal education is from the National Law Center, George Washington University where he served as an editor of the Journal of International Law and Economics before graduating, cum laude in 1973. One legal study, "A Look at the Written Product Warranty" was published in Quality Progress Magazine and submitted in testimony before Congress regarding the passage of the Consumer Product Warranty Bill. Another legal study "Antitrust Law and Standardization - What Role the Trade Association?" was presented to the FTC Task Force on Industrial Self-Regulation. Jon has been admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York and Texas. In addition he is admitted to practice before: the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, & Fifth Circuits, the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the Southern and Western District of Texas. Jon's broad legal background has provided him with legal experience that covers all three sectors: corporate, government, and private practice.

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John Eliot King
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