B.A. Regis University, 1986; J.D., St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, 1990Awards & Honors:
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2004, Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2011, Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association, 2009 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and BarristersAdmitted:
State Bar of Texas Supreme Court of Texas United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas
In courtrooms throughout Texas and elsewhere, John Flood has battled with giant corporations who have wronged his clients. Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, John has won notable jury verdicts and achieved excellent settlements for his clients in wrongful death claims, product liability cases, complex commercial disputes, trucking crashes, and industrial accidents.
On September 5, 2017, John and his co-counsel David Bright won a $50,642,242 product liability federal court judgment against Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Suomy, S.p.A., in CA No. 2:14-CV-00455; Acosta v. Suomy, et al. in the Southern District of Texas, arising out of the tragic and avoidable death of Brian Barrera.
In 2017, John finalized a settlement worth $13,063,526 in Davis, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. John’s clients were owners of lots at a Texas coastal development who filed state wrongful foreclosure, fraud, and unjust enrichment laws against Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo.
In 2015 John represented the Arredondo family whose beautiful baby boy was killed when a 100-pound television fell from a flimsy AV cart. His groundbreaking work led to a confidential resolution of the case shortly before a jury trial.
John’s work in Umma Resources v. Key Energy Services led to a Top Verdict in the nation in 2010 ($13,299,410).
In 2015 John represented an oilfield worker whose arm was traumatically amputated while working on the deck of a South Texas drilling rig. Again, after preparing the case for a jury in Maverick County he was able to reach a resolution to take care of his client.
His $6,000,000 jury verdict in Browning v. Colonial Freight Lines was considered one of the largest in Waco federal court history.
When a tractor-trailer driver in North Texas reached down to pick up a cell phone while driving, he crashed into a pedestrian killing her and traumatizing her cousin who witnessed the carnage. John’s work in 2014 on behalf of the witnessing cousin made a pre-trial resolution the truck driver’s only option to avoid a devastating jury verdict.
Also in 2014, John tried to a jury verdict Kingsley Properties v. San Jacinto, a case where his opponent sought nearly $20,000,000 in damages against his client. After a 2-week jury trial, not only did his opponent lose, he won a $525,000 judgment for his client.
In 2012, after winning a mistrial for Houston lawyer Todd Hoeffner who was accused of offering kickbacks to insurance company adjustors in exchange for favorable settlements, John and his brother Chris took the adjustors’ employer to trial, claiming Mr. Hoeffner had been extorted. After empanelling a jury in Houston state court and starting evidence, the case settled and the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Though John welcomes the opportunity to help anyone that has suffered a traumatic loss, he specializes in helping families who have lost loved ones, and especially children. His empathy and tireless work to help his clients – not just financially – but emotionally has earned him praise from current and former clients.