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Education
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2004, Economics and Business Administration
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2008
  • United States District Court Northern, Eastern and Southern District of Texas
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Jon Paul Melton
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jmelton@thompsoncoe.com
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Dallas
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-880-2642 direct  |  214-880-2851 fax
Assistant:
Andrea Wilson
214-880-2578 direct
awilson@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Trial lawyer with a proven track record of proactively managing litigation and producing strong, positive results.  My practice is dedicated to resolving disputes and reaching favorable results for clients.  I have represented numerous clients in lawsuits involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims in addition to cases involving property damage, breach of contract, product liability, construction defect, and premises liability in state and federal courts.

I have successfully tried cases to verdict and resolved cases by summary judgment or settlement representing trucking companies, manufacturers, construction companies, property owners, and oil field service companies.

 

Representative Experience
  • Obtained defense verdict for national transportation company in lawsuit facing claims of negligence, negligent hiring, training, and supervision, negligent entrustment, and gross negligence.
  • Successfully defended commercial motor coach company in lawsuit arising from accident which involved three fatalities and forty-four Plaintiffs
  • Obtained summary judgment and indemnity for manufacturer facing $50M demand in products liability lawsuit
  • Obtained defense verdict for property owner and management company in premises liability lawsuit
  • Obtained defense verdict for professional agent in errors and omissions lawsuit
  • Obtained declaratory judgment for London syndicate seeking affirmation of coverage decision
  • Obtained defense verdict for UM/UIM carrier in lawsuit involving claims for personal injuries, property damage, and lost wages
  • Obtained summary judgment for premises owner in lawsuit alleging dangerous condition
  • Obtained summary judgment for commercial motor coach company in lawsuit facing wrongful death and survival claims
  • Obtained summary judgment for construction company in lawsuit facing claims for personal injuries, negligence, and gross negligence
 
Professional and Community Activities
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Litigation Section of Texas State Bar
  • Automotive Industry Professionals
  • Motor Carrier Safety Group
  • Dallas Claims Association