John T. Flood has handled high-stakes litigation throughout his 30-year legal career. He is one of only a very small number of Texas lawyers to qualify as Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

John has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list for both Personal Injury and Business Litigation from 2011-2015 and again from 2017-2020. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2012 and has maintained the highest possible rating – AV Preeminent – via legal industry rating stalwart Martindale-Hubbell. John also received the Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award from the Corpus Christi Bar Association in 2009 and the designation of Senior Counsel from The College of Master Advocates & Barristers in 2003.

Featured case results:

$ 301 billion

Car Accidents

Joshua Delbosque (29) had been having drinks at a local sports bar, Beer Belly’s Sports Bar, and was clearly overserved. He drove drunk and killed Tamara Kay Kindred and Aujuni Tamay Anderson in a fatal crash in 2017. After hearing the case against Beer Belly’s Sports Bar, a jury awarded the family of Kindred and Anderson $301 billion. No personal injury award has ever been this large.

In 2020, John finalized a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of the family of an asphalt worker who was killed when the fuel tank he was working on exploded. 2016CCV-62211-1; Cantu v. HAC Materials, County Court at Law No. 1, Nueces County, Texas.

In 2019, John reached a confidential settlement for his 13-year-old client who was severely burned in a propane tank explosion. 17-08-57496-CV; On behalf of **, A Minor v. Avila, 79th Judicial District Court of Jim Wells County, Texas.

In 2018, John completed his work for the mother of an 8-year-old little boy who was needlessly killed by a rusted steel light pole that fell on him in a restaurant parking lot. Digging through years of evidence, John discovered the pole’s maintenance was negligent. C-6184-15-G, Adams v. AC-DC Sign Group, LLC, et al., 370th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas.

On September 5, 2017, John and his co-counsel David Bright won a $50,642,242 product liability federal court judgment against Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Suomy due to the tragic and avoidable death of Brian Barrera in Acosta v. Suomy, et al., CA No. 2:14-CV-00455; in the Southern District of Texas.

His $6,000,000 jury verdict in Browning v. Colonial Freight Lines was considered one of the largest in Waco federal court history. 6:06-cv-00181-WSS, Browning v. Colonial Freight Systems, Inc., United State District Court, Western District of Texas.

$ 13.1 million

In 2017, John finalized a settlement worth $13,063,526 in Davis, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. John’s clients were owners of lots at a Texas coastal development who filed state wrongful foreclosure, fraud, and unjust enrichment laws against Wachovia Bank and its successor, Wells Fargo. 6:11-cv-00047, Davis, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.

In 2015 John represented the Arredondo family whose beautiful baby boy was killed when a 100-pound television fell from a flimsy AV cart. His groundbreaking work led to a confidential resolution of the case shortly before a jury trial. 2014-61223-1, Arredondo v. ACCO Brands Corp., County Court at Law No. 1, Nueces County, Texas.

In 2015 John represented an oilfield worker whose arm was traumatically amputated while working on the deck of a South Texas drilling rig. Again, after preparing the case for a jury in Maverick County he was able to reach a resolution to take care of his client. 11-08-26783, Lopez v. Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc., 365th Judicial District Court, Maverick County, Texas.

When a tractor-trailer driver in North Texas reached down to pick up a cell phone while driving, he crashed into a pedestrian, killing her and traumatizing her cousin who witnessed the carnage. John’s work in 2014 on behalf of the witnessing cousin led to a pretrial resolution – the truck driver’s only option to avoid a devastating jury verdict. 13-cv-00070, Steinhilber v. Drive Logistics, Ltd., United States District Court, Texarkana Division.

$ 525 thousand

In 2014, John tried to a jury verdict Kingsley Properties v. San Jacinto, a case where his opponent sought nearly $20,000,000 in damages against his client. After a two-week jury trial, not only did his opponent lose, John won a $525,000 judgment for his client.10-60276-2; Kingsley Properties v. San Jacinto, County Court at Law No. 2, Nueces County, Texas.

$ 13.3 million

Record-setting Top 100 Jury Verdict in 2010 in Umma Resources v. Key Energy Services, of $13,299,410. M-05-006-CV-A, Umma Resources, LLC, v. Key Energy Services, Inc., McMullen County, Texas.