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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.

Representative Experience

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.

Professional Recognition

Super Lawyers -Rising Star

Listed for Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Related Services

Education, Admissions & Activities

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law

J.D., with distinction, 1996
Dean's List
Gables and Gotwals Scholarship
American Jurisprudence Awards, Contracts and Antitrust
American Indian Law Review

The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

Texas

1996

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

United States District Court of Michigan

Eastern District

Professional and Community Activities

West Austin Youth Association

soccer coach

Boy Scouts of America

Adult leader

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

Sunday School Teacher

Meals on Wheels

volunteer

American Red Cross

volunteer

Election Judge