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Austin Martin O'Toole

Austin Martin O'Toole, American lawyer, mediator, arbitrator. Bar: New York 1965, District of Columbia 1963, Texas 1975; certified distinguished mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.


  • O'Toole, Austin Martin was born on October 5, 1935 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Brian, Junior and Helen Veronica O'T.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, College Holy Cross, 1957. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1963.


    • Law clerk to judge The United States of America Court Appeals, Washington, 1962-1963. Associate White & Case, New York City, 1963-1974. Senior vice president, senior counsel, secretary Coastal Corporation, Houston, 1974—2001.

      Officer United States Marine Corps, 1957-1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1965, District of Columbia 1963, Texas 1975. Certified distinguished mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.


    • Board editors Georgetown Law Journal, 1962-1963.


    Board directors National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, Inc., since 2001. Charter member, certificated mediator Institute for Responsible Dispute Resolution, Houston, since 2000. Board directors Houston Marathon Committee, 1973—2002, Houston Dispute Resolution Center, since 2007.

    Member American Bar Association, American Society Corporation Secretaries (board directors 1982-1985), State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association (past chairman Corporate Counsel section 1979-1980, chair ADR section 2007-2008), Association Attorney-Mediators, Texas Association Mediators (board directors since 2007).


    • Married Valerie Sherlock O'Toole. Children: Erin Ann, Austin Martin Junior.
    • father: John Brian
    • mother: Helen Veronica O'T.
    • spouse: Valerie Sherlock O'Toole
    • children: Erin Ann O'Toole
    • Austin Martin Junior O'Toole
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