James (Jim) O. Houchins has been practicing law continuously in Austin since his admission to the State Bar of Texas in 1974.
Jim received a Plan II Honors B.A. Degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974. Jim received an LLM, cum laude, in International and Comparative Law, from the University of Brussels in 1977.
Jim is a former Senior Legal Examiner at the Railroad Commission of Texas and an assistant professor (teaching law) at Southwestern University and at Texas State University.
He is a former volunteer mediator and arbitrator with the Travis County Alternative Dispute Resolution Center and has extensive training and experience in mediation and arbitration.
Jim is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association and the International Law Society.