EducationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
B.A - Majors: Political Science, Criminal Justice, Minor: Philosophy
John realized he wanted to become an attorney after taking an elective political science course as a freshman in college. It was through that class that he realized the transformative power of cases in the court system. He was inspired to change his major and take every single law related class he could. Years later, he is now an accomplished attorney who has been voted a Texas Super Lawyer by his peers and carries a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating.
John’s legal work is marked by a meticulous attention to detail. He enjoys solving problems for clients, using logic during cross-examination to persuade a witness to admit a point favorable to his client and to sway a judge or jury to view the law and evidence favorably to his client.
John’s work focuses on cases involving serious permanent injuries or loss of life.
When he isn’t busy fighting for his clients, John likes to run and swim, particularly in Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt with his rescue dog, Stella.
Awards & AccoladesHONORS AND AWARDS
Invited to speak, write, and comment for television, radio, and print news media, and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, on various cases and areas of litigation handled.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for more than ten years, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell professional rating.
After resolving all Noise Induced Hearing Loss cases against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, asked to testify on behalf of the former defendant in its insurance coverage case (Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. Stonewall Ins., et al.).
Executive Director of the Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Team.
Golden Key National Honor Society.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Executive Director of the Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Team. Golden Key National Honor Society.
American Association for Justice, member
Austin Bar Association, member
Capital Trial Lawyers Association, member
Admitted to practice in: Texas; South Carolina; U.S. District Courts for Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; District of Nebraska; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 9th Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Supreme Court