Noley Bice Named Senior Counsel at Baylor

July 2, 1998

Bice will replace William D. Underwood, who will return to his full-time teaching post in the Baylor Law School, effective Sept. 1. Underwood is a tenured professor in the law school, where he has served on the faculty since 1990. Underwood will continue to work on special legal projects on behalf of the university, as he did prior to assuming the responsibilities of senior counsel.

"Bill Underwood has done an outstanding job as senior counsel these past 18 months," Sloan said. "He told me when he accepted this responsibility in January 1997 that he would serve in this capacity only until we found the right candidate to provide direction for the General Counsel's Office on a permanent basis. We have accomplished that objective in the appointment of Noley Bice. He is a well-respected, highly experienced attorney who knows Baylor and who will provide excellent leadership for this important area."

A native of Tyler, Bice attended the University of Texas and earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1961. He has extensive experience in the areas of mediation and arbitration and is board certified in civil trial law and personal injury law. In addition to Texas state courts, he is admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Bice served as president of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association from 1976-77 and was president of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association from 1966-67. He has been a director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and is former chairman of the District 8-B Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

Bice is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas Association of Mediators. He is a subscriber of the American Trial Lawyers Association, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and master of the bench for the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court. In 1997 he served as a faculty member and panelist for the American Bar Association Advanced Mediation Symposium.

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