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John Owen

John R. Owen

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Trucking & Auto Accident Defense
  • Work Injury Litigation
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Biography

Clients rely on John Owen to protect their business interests in complex civil litigation before trial courts and arbitration panels throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He has over 30 years of experience focused on defending businesses and professionals in disputes covering a number of challenging areas, including medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, non-subscriber workplace injury claims, workers’ compensation, architect and engineer liability, trucking and auto accidents, Dram Shop liability and wrongful death.

With his deep experience resolving a wide variety of litigation matters, John is often called on by courts and other lawyers to serve as a mediator in disputes involving all types of personal injury claims, professional liability, debt controversies and broken real estate and commercial deals. His strength is guiding litigants to a fair compromise in cases with complex fact issues, damages models and causation theories.

John is an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Dallas, and he enjoys visiting elderly congregation members who are unable to attend regular church services. He has also served on the board of directors for the Ascension Day School since 2012.

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1982

Bar Admission

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Experience 

  • Represented OBGYN and group in state court litigation involving alleged medical malpractice during labor and delivery
  • Represented certified nurse midwives in state court litigation involving alleged medical malpractice during labor and delivery
  • Represented restaurants in state court litigation involving alleged premises liability
  • Represented insurance carrier in state court litigation in coverage dispute with insured
  • Represented anesthesiologist in state court litigation involving alleged wrongful death and medical malpractice
  • Represented certified registered nurse anesthetic in state court litigation involving alleged wrongful death and medical malpractice
  • Represented family practitioner in state court litigation involving alleged wrongful death and medical malpractice at a long-term care facility
  • Represented pediatrician in lawsuit involving alleged medical malpractice in resuscitating a child post operatively
  • Represented national fast food restaurant in alleged on the job injury during construction of restaurant

Professional Associations 

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Dallas County Civil Courts, Member
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Member

Honors

  • Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbard

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Ascension Day School, Board of Directors