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American Arbitration Association renews David Calvillo’s Appointment to the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators

September 9, 2021

David Calvillo is Reappointed to Roster for American Arbitration Association

Recently, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has reappointed David Calvillo, shareholder in the Houston and San Antonio offices of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, for another three-year term on its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

The AAA-ICDR Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators is composed of distinguished former judges and leaders in the legal and business communities with industry-specific knowledge and expertise. Arbitrators and mediators are not employees or contractors of the AAA-ICDR, which maintains an arms-length relationship with its panelists. AAA-ICDR staff members, arbitrators, and mediators are held to strict principles of integrity (fairness and impartiality), conflict management, service, and diversity and inclusion.

Calvillo is an accomplished board-certified civil trial lawyer, certified public accountant, and certified valuation analyst, and brings a variety of skill sets to his practice. He has successfully tried, litigated, and arbitrated matters in diverse practice areas, including breach of contract, federal tax, property tax, business separation, business torts, construction, shareholder rights, professional negligence, personal injury and wrongful death, employment, debt collection, and intellectual property matters.

As an experienced professional neutral, Calvillo actively serves as an arbitrator in commercial, construction, employment, international, and health law disputes with the American Arbitration Association, the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and in court-appointed and party-selected disputes. As a mediator, he has conducted thousands of mediations and has earned the recognition of his peers as a Distinguished Credentialed Mediator. Fluent in Spanish, he is one of the few truly bilingual mediators and bilingual arbitrators available throughout the State of Texas. His multidisciplinary expertise has earned him the attention of his colleagues and Texas courts, who have tapped him to serve as a Special Discovery Master and Receiver in scores of complex litigation matters.

Deeply involved in the legal community, David serves on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston. He is an Elected Member of the American Law Institute the Immediate Past President of the St. Thomas More Society of Houston. He has previously served the legal profession as an Exam Commissioner for the Civil Trial Specialization Committee of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as a member of the Council of the ADR Section and Council of the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas. He also previously served as the Chair of the region’s State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee.

Calvillo received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas – Pan American and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and an executive LLM degree in Tax from Georgetown University Law Center. A native of the Rio Grande Valley in deep South Texas, David Calvillo is also proudly bicultural and bilingual.