EDUCATION

Baylor University, School of Law, 1980
Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review
B.A. Baylor University (English), 1978
Livingston High School, Livingston, Texas 1974

LICENSES

Supreme Court of the United States
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Supreme Court of Texas

MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association, Fellow
Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, State/Houston Bar
Labor and Employment Section, State/Houston Bar
School Law Section, State Bar
Texas Association of School Boards, Council of School Attorneys
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Richard F. Hightower, P.C. 2000-Present; Of Counsel,
Oaks, Hartline & Daly
Brown McCarroll and Oaks Hartline, LLP, 1986-1999 (Partner)
Sharp, Ward, Price, and Hightower, Longview, Texas,
1981-1986 (Partner)

PROFESSIONAL RATINGS

Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE

1993 Mediator Training Certificate, Attorney-Mediator Institute; Mediated over 500 cases

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERIENCE Over thirty five years of private practice with experience in all types of litigation; Both state and federal court experience; Significant background in education/governmental issues, labor and employment, and personal injury.