Areas of Practice:
Personal injury wrongful death
Professional negligence and ethics
Insurance coverage disputes
Family law including divorce matters
Probate and Estate Matters
Business transactions including formation and selection of appropriate business entities.
John Agnew lives and practices law in Dallas, Texas. He is the father of two daughters. He was born in 1945 at Fort Benning , Georgia. He is a graduate of Grapevine High School, class of 1963. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, class of 1967. He then received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Texas, class of 1970. In 1970, he was admitted to practice law and began the practice of law, joining the firm of Carter Gallagher Jones & Macgee in Dallas, Texas. He remained with that firm and its progeny until joining Burleson, Pate & Gibson in 1999 where he presently practices law.
Throughout his legal career, he has concentrated his practice in various areas of civil litigation and has participated in more than 100 trials along with numerous appeals, including the presentation of oral arguments before various state Courts of Appeal, The Texas Supreme Court and Untied States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, member of the Bar of the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and United States Supreme Court.
As a member and director for twelve years with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association he participated in legislative efforts including giving testimony before various committees on issues relating to Medical Negligence and Product Liability reform. Also, in his practice he has provided expert testimony in the areas of insurance coverage disputes and litigation ethics before various tribunals.
He has served on various bar committees at the state and local level, including service as a member of and prosecutor for the District 6 Grievance Committee and also as a special assistant prosecutor for the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He has served as an instructor of the Trial Advocacy Course at Southern Methodist University and has presented papers and lectured on the issues of ethics, trial preparation and oral advocacy to various groups and Bar Associations.