Title: Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
Company: McCullough ADR
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Frank Witcher McCullough III, Attorney, Mediator, and Arbitrator at McCullough ADR, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mediation and arbitration law.
A celebrated figure in the legal industry, Mr. McCullough has amassed nearly 50 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. An attorney, mediator, and arbitrator with McCullough ADR since 2009, he represents plaintiffs and defendants throughout the Houston and Austin regions in such areas as banking, real estate, product liability, personal injury, construction, business, commercial, environmental, professional liability, trademark and patient infringement, and maritime and white collar criminal practice. Prior to this appointment, he served as a shareholder with Haynes and Boone, LLP, Diamond McCarthy Taylor & Finley, and Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCullough acted as regional counsel with GATX Corporation, a partner with Weiner Strother & Lamkin, an associate with Baker & Botts, an assistant United States attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston, and an industrial relations specialist with Continental Oil and Refining Company.
In preparation for his illustrious career, Mr. McCullough sought a formal education, first obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Stetson University in 1967, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University in 1970. He has been admitted to practice in the states of Texas and West Virginia, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. He has further been certified as a mediator by the National Association of Securities Dealers since 1996.
A leading expert in his realms of interest, Mr. McCullough maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the alternative dispute resolution sections of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, and the Association of Attorney-Mediators. In addition, he was a grievance committee member in Houston and Austin from 1978 to 2017, a panel chair from 2000 to 2018, and district chair from 2011 to 2012. He was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court as chair of the unauthorized practice of law committee from 1984 to 1987, where he formerly served as a member from 1983 to 1992, and as president of the unauthorized practice of law task force for the State Bar of Texas from 1998 to 2001. He has served as an appointed relief Austin municipal judge since 2012.
Mr. McCullough has been serving on the board of directors of the Stetson University Alumni Association since 2006, and he is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Austin Country Club. A former board director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas from 1991 to 1994, he also held the role of special commissioner of Harris County, Texas, in 1982.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Mr. McCullough has maintained an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he was previously voted Best Qualified Judicial Candidate for the Court of Appeals, Houston, in the State Bar of Texas Judicial Candidate Poll. He has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Most notably, he was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
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