Bill Lemons is an experienced Arbitrator and Mediator. He assists counsel in the selection of an arbitrator or panel, advises on preparation/presentation of the case in arbitration and critiques the case in chief through summary arbitration. He has over 30 years experience as a trial and appellate attorney, initially representing and advising employees, unions and employers, both large and small, in all aspects of compliance with state and federal employment laws. His practice then moved into bankruptcy and insolvency matters, large complex commercial matters and healthcare/physician/hospital disputes. Bill’s past experience also includes several nationwide class actions and appeals in the Fifth Circuit. He has handled numerous cases at the agency level and in litigation involving individual and collective actions under the FLSA, both as counsel and as Arbitrator or Mediator. He has significant experience in the financial services sector, particularly as pertains to corporate or individual liability and with respect to guaranties. He has experience with professional fee applications, fee disputes, fee forfeiture actions and legal malpractice issues. He is busily engaged as a Qualified Neutral in these and other areas generally, and is admitted as a Qualified Neutral in numerous U.S. District Courts. Bill is an active Arbitrator on the Employment Law, Commercial Dispute, Financial Services and Large Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of CPR for a four-state region, the American Health Lawyers Association, a Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, and A Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Bill is a permanent Neutral for Southwest Airlines Co., Kraft Foods, Toyota USA, Inc., Neiman Marcus and Cocoa Cola Refreshment, USA.