John is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on helping those that have been harmed by individuals and corporations. His practice includes nationwide representation of those gravely injured by toxic substances, defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices or the negligence of others. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for each of the past seven years, and is experienced in catastrophic single-event cases and complex, multi-district litigation.
After receiving his B.A. in Latin American Studies (with honors) at The University of Texas at Austin, John received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He earned his licenses to practice law in Texas in 1998 and New Mexico in 2015.
John began his career as a trial lawyer at Baron & Budd P.C. in Dallas, Texas, one of the largest law firms in the country representing exclusively plaintiffs. He then joined Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP, where he spent 13 years handling mass tort and catastrophic single-event cases, also serving as managing partner from 2007-2013. In 2017, he rejoined Robins Cloud LLP, focusing his practice on the representation of those suffering from asbestos-related cancers.
He has served as a member, former director, PAC Chair, Vice President-Finance, and Executive Committee member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
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