Jon is originally from the Fort Worth area. He graduated from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business and then attended the Texas Tech School of Law. In law school Jon participated in several practice court activities, reaching the final rounds and winning awards in several. He also served as an editor on two journals, the Texas Tech Law Review and the Estate Planning & Community Property Journal. In his third year of law school, Jon had the opportunity to argue a real case before one of the United States Circuit Courts, the level of court just before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Initially, Jon worked as a law clerk with the firm and then went on to work as an attorney in the firm’s litigation department for three years. After a two and half year absence in which he had his own law firm and relocated to Austin, he rejoined the firm to serve as managing attorney for the firm’s Austin office.
Jon has focused his entire career on representing people, and their families, who have suffered catastrophic injuries or death. He prides himself on his ability to understand and explain to juries the true harms caused by injuries and the ways in which an injury can drastically alter someone’s life.
Over the years, Jon has represented people in serious workplace injuries, commercial trucking cases, significant motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes, pipeline explosions, premises liability claims, pedestrian accidents, and various other situations. His aggressive style has led to successful outcomes through settlement and trial for hundreds of clients.
Jon was selected as a 2017 and 2018 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers and has been named to the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which includes less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States. He has also been selected multiple times for inclusion in the Top 40 Under 40 of Plaintiff’s Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to his legal practice, Jon is active with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of the people to seek justice in the Texas court system, where he serves on the Board of Directors for TTLA and was elected to serve as the Chair of the TTLA Advocates Board for 2019.
Jon is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the United States District Courts for the District of New Mexico.