Lucius is known as a mediator who brings a calming and thoughtful presence to the mediation process. He has practiced law in Texas for over forty years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University law school.

He began his practice as an assistant Attorney General of Texas practicing in the areas of education and civil rights. From 1982 to 1988, he was a partner in the firm of Bunton, Nolan, Odé and Cooper and began his own practice in 1988. He has practiced extensively in employment law and civil rights litigation – representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His practice has included work in family law and business litigation.

Lucius’s clients have included the University Interscholastic League, the Texas Educational Foundation, and the Texas State Troopers Association. He has practiced in state and federal courts at all levels in Texas, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.

Lucius is rated as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, has been credentialed as “Distinguished” by the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association, and is a member of the Texas Association of Attorney-Mediators. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Lucius received his initial mediation training in 1994 and family law training in 1995. He has served as a mediator in more than 1000 disputes and has mediated cases in many jurisdictions in Texas, the Austin Court of Civil Appeals, federal courts in the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Lucius served as a Special Education Hearing Officer in Texas from 1982 until 2020. He has been a mediator in special education disputes since 1995.

Lucius has presented before many organizations in seminars and trainings in Texas and throughout the country. He has been trained at the Harvard University School of Law Program on Negotiations, Lehigh University, and the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University law school.

He has been active on the boards of Meals on Wheels, the First United Methodist Church in Austin, Austin Drive a Senior, the Women’s Advocacy Project, the American Institute for Learning, and the Board of Visitors of the McDonald Observatory with the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 1980, Texas
  • 1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 1981, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1984, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1984, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 1987, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Law School Attended
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Class of 1979, J.D.
University Attended
  • University of Texas at Austin, Class of 1974, Undergraduate 
    • with honors
Associations & Memberships
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Education Law Association
Bar Fellowship
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Foundation

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Law Offices of Lucius D. Bunton


710 West 14th Street,
Suite A,
Austin, Texas 78701