B.A. (Math/Hist), University of Texas, Austin, TX (1967).
M.B.A. (Econ/Mgmt), University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (1973).
J.D., St. Mary's University, School of Law, San Antonio, TX (1975).
Professional Activities and Certifications
Partner, Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P.
State Bar of Texas (1976- ): Current Member, Sections on Family Law, Litigation, , Civil Appellate, Military Law (Chair 2005-06) and ADR; Member, Texas Bar Journal Committee (1980-96).
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1981; Recertified: 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001).
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1996; Recertified: 2001).
San Antonio Bar Association: Member (1976- ); Director (1992-94); Founding Chair, SABA Family Law Section (1992- ); Chair, CLE Committee (1990-1992).
San Antonio Family Lawyers Association: Member (1982- ); President (1988-89); Officer/ Director (1986-1990).
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: Member (1982- ).
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow (1994- ) Matrimonial Arbitrator, AAML Trained & Certified (1995- ).
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow (2010- ).
San Antonio Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (1992- ).
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (1996- ).
Texas Family Law Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow (2007- ).
Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, Member, Advisory Board (1997- ), Chair (2009-2011), Vice-Chair (2006-2009)
Associate Member (Mediator), Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)(1993-2000).
Member, Texas Association of Mediators (San Antonio Chapter) (2000- )
Panel of Pre-Suit Mediators, San Antonio Bar Association (1992-1996).
Member, Panel of Settlement Week Mediators, State District Courts in San Antonio (1988-).
Marquis' Who's Who in American Law (1991-).
Marquis' Who's Who in America (2004-).
Marquis' Who's Who in the World (2004-).
Marquis' Who's Who in Finance and Business (2007- ).
"AV" Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1992-).
Texas Monthly Magazine, "Texas Super Lawyers," Nov. 2003, Oct 2004 (Selected by peers).
Scene in SA Magazine "Best Family Lawyers in San Antonio," August 2005.
National Registry of Who's Who, Selected as a Life Member (#138952) (2001-).
National Register's Who's Who in Executive and Professionals, (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005).
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Tenth Edition, Distinguished Leader, American Biographical Institute, Inc. (2002).
Global Directory of Who's Who, (2006).
American Bar Association Advisor to the Uniform State Laws Commission (f/k/a National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) Drafting Committee on Deployed Parents Visitation and Custody Act (2009- )
Mediator and Arbitrator Training: Matrimonial Arbitrator, AAML Trained & Certified (1995- ). Settlement Consultants, Inc. -- Mediator Training Managing Commercial Conflicts Through Mediation (40 hrs., 9/92). Family Dynamics (24 hrs., 10/93). Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center -- Mediator Family Dynamics - Participant/Speaker (40 hrs., 8/07).