A happily married father of two children, John was born in Kilgore and has lived and worked in East Texas his entire life. John received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor in 1977 and graduated from the Baylor School of Law in 1980. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas ever since. John has successfully prosecuted cases in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and all over Texas and has been admitted to practice before all four US District Courts of Texas, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. John's professional affiliations include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Among his many notable achievements, Texas Monthly Magazine named John a "Texas Super Lawyer" in 2003, 2004 and 2006.