Larry C. Anthony, J.D.
Larry C. Anthony, J.D.
Larry brings a different perspective to his ADR practice from his knowledge and life experiences. Larry served honorably in the United States Navy as an aircraft technician initially in a forward deployed squadron in Atsugi, Japan and completed his tour of duty in Oak Harbor, Washington. After a seven year break in service, Larry enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard followed by his activation to serve in the Iraqi Freedom campaign where after his service was honorably discharged. He worked in the aviation private sector as an aircraft technician on various fixed wing aircraft and specialized in aircraft engine maintenance for a total of twenty years.
After his service to his country, Larry pursued his higher education at the age of thirty-five. He enrolled in the Dallas Community College District at Richland College completing his first two years of undergraduate work. Larry transferred to Southern Methodist University and graduated with cum laude Latin honors majoring in History and Political Science with a minor in Arabic. During his studies at SMU, Larry attended a Washington Semester Program at American University where he studied the political, cultural, and religious dynamics in the Middle East and how the region affects U.S. diplomacy. Further, Larry received the Philip H. Solomon Award in Foreign Languages and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in which Larry studied Arabic abroad in Morocco. After graduation, Larry was accepted at UNT Dallas College of Law in the inaugural 2014 class where he earned his Juris Doctor. Larry participated in the law school’s Community Lawerying Centers where he received distinctive recognition for his representation of indigent clients in immigration and landlord/tenant disputes.
Larry converted to Islam 8 months after September 11, 2001. Larry’s concentrated much of his efforts in the community since his conversion towards convert care.
Larry has been associated with many local seminaries where he instructed Islamic History. Larry’s Islamic education is just as diverse. Larry has and is traditionally studying with many shuyukh locally and abroad. Larry has received permission to handle disputes in alternative dispute resolution in the form of mediation and arbitration applying Islamic jurisprudence. Along with that, Larry has received ijazah in Maliki fiqh, Hadith, Tasawuff and Aqeedah.
Larry has completed his required 40 hour basic mediation certification training and 30 hour family mediation certification training as mandated by the State of Texas as well as 6 hours of training in domestic violence prevention resolution technique. Larry has also received his certification in arbitration. Larry is a member of Texas Association of Mediators and a listed mediator with the Texas Department of Insurance.