International Arbitrator | Mediator


Stanley Santire calls upon four decades of experience in construction and employment litigation to seek fair, expeditious results in mediations and arbitrations. 

After serving as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, Stanley started his legal practice in construction litigation. From there, he was retained as the chief legal counsel for Lockheed Aircraft International, AG, where he represented the company in a broad range of matters, including the mediation and arbitration of international disputes; structured joint ventures; guided compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; negotiated contracts; and provided counseling in transactions involving the laws and business practices of various countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Iraq, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. His management of disputes in Europe and the Middle East earned him recognition as the Outstanding Executive of the Year.

A frequent speaker and author, Stanley’s primary areas of focus include:

  • Construction, including mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, liability, delay clauses, and trade secrets and restrictive covenants
  • Employment, including harassment, reasonable accommodation and the Americans with Disabilities Act, non-competes and more

Stanley continues to hone his ADR skills with extensive ongoing mediation training. He has earned certificates from, among others, the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, the Attorney-Mediators Institute, Advanced Transformative Mediation, Texas A&M University Family Mediation Training, and the Association of Attorney Mediators. He is a credentialed advanced mediator through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and he is a volunteer mediator for Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. He also serves as chair of the Houston Bar Association ADR Council.

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • Certificate in Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, The Parker School
  • Public & Private International Law, Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • B.B.A, University of Houston
  • Court Admissions
  • Texas
  • Representative Experience
  • Law practice, primarily in mediation, arbitration and litigation in construction and employment
  • Former Chief Legal Counsel, Lockheed Aircraft International, A.G. and International Counsel, Lockheed Corporation, overseeing construction disputes and employment matters in the Middle East and Europe
  • Line Officer, U.S. Navy, destoyer duty and member of NATO Tactical Staff
  • Membership & Community Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Council Member, ADR Section, Houston Bar Association
  • Co-Chair HBA CLE Committee
  • Texas Bar College
  • LERA (Labor & Employment Relations Association)
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Labor & Employment Law Section, Houston Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Construction Section, Houston Bar Association
  • Trade Secrets Committee, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • M&M Liens & Retainage: Complex, and If You Like Puzzles, Fun, Houston Bar Association - September 2021
  • Shifting Liability from Contractor to Owner, - August 2021
  • No Damages for Delay Clause Held Unenforceable as Against Public Policy, - February 2015
  • Texas Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens - A Complex Process Just Got More Complex, - Volume 8, No. 3
  • Time, Clarity and Wetlands: The Themes of O’Reilly vs. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Law Journal, State Bar of Texas - Summer 2007
  • The Rise in Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants Litigation, 27th Annual Course in Employment Law, State Bar of Texas - January 2019
  • Trade Secrets: The Fifty Billion Dollar Challenge, Texas Bar College 19th Annual Summer School - July 2017
  • An Overview of Trade Secrets, Texas Employment Lawyers Association - June 2017
  • Sex: From Harassment to Orientation, A Mediator’s Perspective, Houston Bar Association - June 2018
  • The Road to Reasonable Accommodation in Dealing with Employees with Special Needs, The Houston Lawyer - January/February 2018
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, Driven Inc. - October 2017
  • Non-Competes & New Trade Secrets, National Employment Lawyers Association - February 2015
  • Changing Winds of Non-Competes and Trade Secrets, Houston Bar Association - February 2015
  • New Dangers and Enforceability of Non-Competes, State Bar Collegel - July 2014
  • Employment Law & Management Principles for Dental Health Care Provider, Star of the South - March 2013
  • Employment Law Update on New Health Care, State Bar College - July 2011
  • Looking Back, Focused Forward: Labor & Employment Law Update, Houston Bar Association - September 2010
  • Globalization and American Civil Rights in the Global Workplace, Industrial/Organizational Psychologists Conference, Rice University - April 2006
  • Discovery Objection Abuse in Federal Courts, The Houston Lawyer - July/August 2016
  • Time, Articulation & Permits, Texas Contractor - May 2007
  • Angry Employees as Potential New Clients, Houston Northwest Bar Association - May 2017
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