John Chambless focuses on product liability, trucking litigation, and commercial disputes. He represents a variety of clients, including foreign and domestic automobile manufacturers, across the state in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. He also represents automakers in consumer lawsuits involving breach of warranty, lemon law and deceptive trade practice claims. John has jury trial, administrative law, and appellate experience. Over the years he has participated as lead counsel, second chair, or appellate counsel in more than 30 trials and/or arbitrations in state, federal and administrative courts.
Obtained defense verdict in personal injury action in Reeves County, Texas.
Obtained defense verdict in DTPA automotive case in Jasper County, Texas.
Obtained defense verdict in DTPA foreign automotive case in Dallas County, Texas.
Obtained defense verdict in product-liability wrongful-death case involving alleged defective automotive scissor jack in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas
Obtained defense verdict for Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer in a wrongful death vehicle rollover lawsuit.
Obtained defense verdict for Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer in a wrongful death automobile fire case in Waco, Texas.
Obtained defense verdict for Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer in a wrongful death product liability case in Bastrop, Texas.
Obtained summary judgment, which was upheld on appeal, for a domestic automaker under a relatively obscure limitations provision in the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code.
Obtained one of the first, if not the first, federal court order in Texas allowing the designation, as opposed to joinder, of responsible third parties in federal court case.
Listed for Personal Injury - Products: Defense
Education, Admissions & Activities
University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D., with distinction, 1996
Gables and Gotwals Scholarship
American Jurisprudence Awards, Contracts and Antitrust
American Indian Law Review
The University of Texas at Austin
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
United States District Court of Michigan
Professional and Community Activities
West Austin Youth Association
Boy Scouts of America
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
Sunday School Teacher
Meals on Wheels
American Red Cross