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James Dougherty's Biography
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James 'Jim' S. Dougherty
Wife: Judy; 2 Children: Sean, Cara
JD, University of Texas Law, Austin, 1970
BBA, Accounting/Finance, University of Notre Dame, 1966
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 2012
Candidate, Texas State House of Representatives, District 134, 2004
Candidate, Harris County District Attorney, 2000
Member, Social Concerns Committee, St. Luke United Methodist, 1995-1997, present
Chair, Precinct 70, Harris County, 1995-2000
Former Chair, Harris County Mental Health Mental Retardation Association, HCS-2 Advisory Committee, 1996-1999
Former Chair/Board Member, Federal Practice Committee, Houston Bar Association, 1995-1998
Member, Grand Jury Committee, American Bar Association, 1985-1986
Member, Administrative Justice Committee, Houston Bar Association, 1984-1985
Former Member, Crime Control Committee, Houston Chamber of Commerce, 1980-1981
Mediator, Law Office of James S. Dougherty, 1985-present
Managing Partner, Dougherty & Dougherty, 1983-present
Alternative Dispute Resolution Provider, United States Southern District of Texas
Attorney, Law Office of James S. Dougherty, 1980-1983
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for Southern District of Texas, 1975-1980
Trial Attorney, United States Justice Department, 1971-1975
Advisory Attorney, United States Justice Department, 1971-1975
Auditor, Arthur Anderson & Company, 1968-1969
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Houston Dance Coalition, 1999-present
Board Member, Houston International Dance Coalition, 1996-present
Member, Camp Logan Civic Club, 1985-present
Member, Crestwood Civic Club, 1985-present
Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 1981-present
Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1981-present
Member, A. A. White Association for Conflict Resolution
Former Mediator, Association of Attorney-Mediators
Former President, Crestwood-Glencove Civic Club
Former Volunteer, Crisis Hotline Service
Former Vice President, Dodson Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
Former Volunteer, Habitat For Humanity
Former Mediator, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
Former Board Member, Notre Dame Alumni Association Houston
Volunteer, Sierra Club
Former Mediator, United States Postal Service REDRESS Program
Board Member, Memorial Park Conservancy, 2006-2012
Member, Board of Stewards, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 1997-1999, 2004
Former Board Member, Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association, 2004
Former Board Member, Center for Healing of Racism, 2000-2003
President, Greater Heights, Democratic Club, 2002
Former Board Member, Amigos de Las Americas, Houston Chapter, 1991-1992
Attorney, CPA, Mediator
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