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.
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.