John R. W. Cracken

John R. W. Cracken: Attorney with The Cracken Law Firm PC
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Biography

PRACTICE AREA

Mr. Cracken represents individuals and businesses in the prosecution of individual, class action, and mass action cases, often serving as general counsel for his clients identifying their best claims, establishing strategy and tactics in connection with the prosecution of same, identifying and recruiting the best law firms to jointly represent his clients in the prosecution of their claims, and participating in the related litigation start to finish. Further, Mr. Cracken often takes a leadership role with defense counsel and the neutrals in negotiating the eventual resolution of his clients’ claims.

For example:

Today, Mr. Cracken is co-counsel in the joint representation of (1) more than one hundred thousand consumers in Iowa, Georgia, and Missouri in connection with the prosecution of their class claims for recovery of damages caused by state banks in the administration of their automated overdraft programs, (2) thousands of clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by Pradaxa® or Xarelto® as a result of an uncontrolled bleed, (3) hundreds of corn farmers throughout the Midwest in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. and its affiliates as result of the premature launch of their Viptera™ GMO corn seed, (4) hundreds of clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by defective devices used as inferior-vena-cava filters to trap emboli, (5) thousands of home owners and business owners in Texas in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by the bad faith of their casualty insurance companies, and (6) thousands of clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by defective devices made from polypropylene (transvaginal) mesh and used to address pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Further, in recent years, Mr. Cracken has been co-counsel in the joint representation of (1) more than one hundred clients across the country in the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by the negligence of directors and officers in the mismanagement of their aircraft-manufacturing company, (2) tens of thousands of clients across the country in the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by a consumer-reporting agency in connection with violations of the Fair Credit Report Act (in which litigation Mr. Cracken and his co-counsel filed more than 70,000 individual Texas state-court cases), and (3) more than one hundred clients across the country in the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by Infuse® Bone Grafts.

In recent years, Mr. Cracken has been co-counsel in the joint representation of clients in more than 25 of the 50 states.

2015 AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell® (also, AV® Preeminent™ in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997). 2015 Super Lawyers (also, 2014 and 2013).

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
972-587-7734  Phone
(972) 888-8147  Phone
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University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1984; Intramural competition: 1st Place, Best Advocate, Best Brief, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition; Finalist, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition. National competition: National Champion, AAJ Mock Trial Competition; Member, National Moot Court Team. Honors: Member, Order of the Barrister; Member, Tau Beta Pi; President, Phi Eta Sigma; Goodfellow Award, Cactus Yearbook. Service organizations: Member, Texas Wranglers; Board member, University Co-op
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; State of Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Reported Cases:
RECENT SETTLEMENTS

$27,733,333 (2015)―A settlement in connection with a New Mexico state-court case to recover damages caused by the negligence of a fixed-based operator, fuel distributor, fuel refiner, and pilot resulting in the crash of a Cessna 421C and related fatalities.

$3,170,000 (2015)―A settlement in connection with MDL No. 2325 recover damages caused by defective devices made from polypropylene (transvaginal) mesh and used to address pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

$22,110,756 (2014)―A settlement in connection with MDL No. 2325 to recover damages caused by defective devices made from polypropylene (transvaginal) mesh and used to address pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

$4,362,668 (2014)―A settlement with MDL No. 2387 to recover damages caused by defective devices made from polypropylene (transvaginal) mesh and used to address pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

$34,000,000 (2014)―A settlement in connection with a Georgia state-court class action case to recover damages caused by a state bank in the administration of its automated overdraft program.

$6,900,000 (2013)―A settlement in connection with a series of New Mexico state-court mass action cases to recover damages caused by the negligence of directors and officers in the mismanagement of their company.

$27,738,002 (2013)―A settlement in connection with a series of more than 70,000 Texas state-court individual cases to recover damages from a consumer-reporting agency for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

$5,600,000 (2012)―A settlement in connection with a Georgia state-court class action case to recover damages caused by a state bank in the administration of its automated overdraft program.

$41,155,500 (2012)―A settlement in connection with a series of New Mexico state-court mass action cases to recover damages caused by the negligence of directors and officers in the mismanagement of their company.

ISLN:
908141379
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/28/12 in Litigation.

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/28/12 in Litigation.

      I was completely satisfied with how my lawsuit was handled. Mr. Cracken is an exceptional, brilliant lawyer and is highly recommended in my book.

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