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John Lynd

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(713) 266-0074
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John is admitted to practice in all courts (both State and Federal) in Texas. John began his legal career in the United Kingdom and has been a member of the Law Society of Scotland since 1990. John moved to Houston in 2001 and became a United States citizen in 2007. John has over 25 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of civil trial and appellate matters. Currently his practice focuses on the defense of clients in disputes involving construction projects (contractors and design professionals), and property damage and personal injury cases in the transportation and oil and gas/energy sectors. In addition, John has a wealth of experience handling insurance coverage issues (and related actions for declaratory judgment), commercial litigation and arbitration (business torts, intelluctual property, financial services/securities, creditors rights/bankruptcy, and breach of contract disputes). Further, John has handled multiple cases involving products liability/mass tort/toxic tort defense.

Education:

University of Houston Law Center, LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law) 2001
Unviersity of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdon, Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 1989
University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, LL.B. (With Honors), 1988
 

Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas (1999)
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section
  • Member of the Law Society of Scotland (1990)
  • United States District Courts for the Southern (2004), Western (2004), Eastern (2005) and Northern (2005) Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2005)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

 Publications/Speeches:

  • "Jurisdictional Issues and the Internet," State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Conference: "Emerging Legal Issues and the Internet," November 13, 2009
  • "Construction Contracts: Liability for Negligent Performance," Construction Executive, March 2007
  • "Viral Videos Publicize - But Infringe," National Law Journal, May 8, 2006
  • "When It's None of Their Business (It's Monday Morning, Do You Know Where Your Trade Secrets Are?)," Legal Times, June 20, 2005
  • "The Basics of Confirming, Vacating, Modifying and Correcting an Arbitration Award Under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Texas Arbitration Act," The Advocate, Winter 2003

Military Experience:

  • Royal Navy (Reserve): H.M.S. Camperdown, Dundee, United Kingdom - Midshipman 1985-1987; Sub-Lieutenant 1987-1991