1928 - 2019
Judge Frank Evans, commonly recognized as the “Father of ADR,” passed away on November 9, 2019. The Honorable Frank G. Evans was honored with a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Outstanding Credentialed Mediator for 2016, and Texas Association of Mediators Susanne C. Adams Award in 2008.
The obituary in The Austin American Statesmen and Houston Chronicle shares:
"FRANK GARRETTSON EVANS, III, retired Chief Justice of the Texas First Court of (Civil) Appeals passed away peacefully at his home in Bastrop, Texas, on November 9, 2019 at 91 years of age. A man who never met a stranger he didn’t want to get to know better, he always introduced himself simply as “Frank,” before starting an inquisitive line of questions to get to know his new friend. He is indelibly recorded in Texas history for providing citizens with access to justice that improved the lives of countless people who never knew his name, yet benefitted greatly from the conflict resolution methods that he pioneered and implemented, including mediation and arbitration. . . . Read the full obituary here.