John M. Pease

John M. Pease: Attorney with Cowles & Thompson A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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John M. Pease is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Cowles and Thompson Transportation and Trucking Litigation Practice Group, as well as a member of the Tort Litigation Practice Group. He began his legal practice at Cowles and Thompson, and for the past 30 years he has provided representation to clients in personal injury litigation, transportation, products liability, premises liability, oilfield injury, and other personal injury matters. He has also litigated commercial matters.
John has represented both national and Texas-based corporations and other entities in the state and federal courts of Texas. He has tried cases in counties throughout the state, including Dallas, Tarrant, Harris, Bexar, Travis, El Paso, Wichita, Jefferson, Freestone, Henderson, Johnson, and Madison Counties. John has major claim trial experience, representing product manufacturers, transportation and trucking companies, oilfield entities, retailers, insurance companies, and child care centers, among others.

News, Publications & Speaking Events

John has written and lectured attorneys and clients on various subjects, including transportation industry defense, effective advocacy at hearings, written discovery, premises liability, preparation of settlement documentation and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).

Awards & Honors

•AV Peer Review (Pre-eminent), rated by Martindale Hubbell
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers ; selected for inclusion 2004-2018
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Litigation, by D Magazine; selected for inclusion, 2013, 2018
•The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barriste

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Aviation
  • Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Oilfield Injury Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Transportation and Trucking

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.672.2145  Phone
214.672.2345  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with honors, 1983
Law School Attended:
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1986, Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

•State Bar of Texas
•Transportation Industry Defense Association
•Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
•Dallas Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister
•International Association Defense Counsel
•Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing, Editorial Board
•Legal Services of North Texas, pro bono representation
•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Reported Cases:
Experience: Take-nothing verdict in a wrongful death case against a gas company traffic accident with an 8-figure demand to the jury.; Summary Judgment upheld in a construction accident/serious personal injury case.; Successfully defended a personal injury aviation case in Federal Court over an alleged product defect.; Obtained summary judgment defending an international insurer; ultimately upheld on appeal by the Supreme Court of Texas.; Obtained defense verdict in a case against a business owner in wrongful death and personal injury automobile accident.; Successfully prosecuted a case for an oil and gas client involving multiple indemnity agreements with respect to a well blowout, by obtaining a jury verdict awarding 100% of the client's damages.; Successfully defended a property management company from allegations of negligence resulting in a plaintiff's death, affirmed in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals of the take-nothing judgment.; Successfully defended a professional counselor from allegations of fraud and professional negligence by obtaining a take-nothing judgment in favor of the client at trial.; Won a trial in Travis County, Texas, on behalf of a petroleum company client. in a personal injury employee assault.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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