Jack McGehee

Jack E. McGehee

Founding Partner

The best lawyers try cases. 50 or so verdicts in a career is an accomplishment. Mr. McGehee received 314 personal verdicts. His most gratifying are those winning fights for the rights of brain damaged children around the country. He learned this specialty years ago in the Pentagon where he defended doctors. From time to time his cases attract national press. He was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC News, Prime Time Live about the national medical malpractice crisis, Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20 about one of our class action cases, and numerous times by local press covering local cases like the Hurricane Harvey mass action.

But the best statement about my station in life is in Jack’s Money.

Board Certified

Competence is vetted and tested through Board Certification.

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law (1/89)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys as a Diplomate (12/90)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist (4/92)

Positions In Professional Organizations

With experience comes the opportunity to give back by leading important

  • President, National Board of Trial Advocacy (7/16-11/18)
  • President Elect, National Board of Trial Advocacy (7/13-7/16)
  • President, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1/02 – 1/03)
  • President Elect, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1/01-1/02)
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (9/00-present)
  • First Vice President, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (2006 to 2010)
  • President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Foundation (10/97-10/98)
  • President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Association (11/96-9/97)
  • Vice President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Association (9/92‑9/95)
  • President, Texas Medical Legal Society (10/94‑10/96)
  • President, Houston Medical Legal Society (9/92‑10/94)
  • Vice President, Houston Medical Legal Society (11/96 –1/99)
  • Director, Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association (9/92‑present)
    • Executive Committee member (1/94-1/99)
    • Membership Chair (1998)
    • Chairman, Legislative Committee (1/96-1/97)
    • Chairman, CLE Committee (9/93‑1/96 and 1/00-1/01)
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation 1-2006
  • Founding Director, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Foundation (12/92)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    • Vice President (6/2010—6/2012)
    • Board of Governors (12/18/93‑present)
    • Examiner: Board Certifying Examination
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Chair, PJC committee Volume III (7/17 to 7/18)
    • Vice Chair Pattern Jury Charges Vo. III committee (5/08 to 7/17)
    • Pattern Jury Charges Vol. III Committee (1/18/94 – present)
    • Personal Injury Trial Manual Committee (8/94 – 2002)
    • Vice Chair, CLE Committee (2001)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (3/00 – present)

Law School Appointments

Early on in my career I gave back by teaching.

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law School, Houston, Texas
    • Civil Trial Advocacy (12/90-12/01)
  • Visiting Professor, Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Annual Trial Techniques Institute (5/92-2001)

Speeches and Publications

Jack has written over 320 speeches and publications. His publications appear in journals such as: New England Journal of Medicine, Trial Diplomacy Journal Special Edition, and The Texas Evidence Reporter.

In addition, he has authored a book titled The Plaintiff’s Case: From Voir Dire to Verdict. All book proceeds are donated to the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Complimentary Case Review

Certifications and Achievements