Skip to main content
John Gus Zgourides

John Gus Zgourides

also known as John Zgourides

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Business, Probate, Criminal Defense, Real Estate

About Me

John Zgourides is a third generation native Houstonian.  He and his wife are raising their family in The Woodlands, Texas.



Since 1990, John has represented his clients in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals.  After many years defending people and businesses in an insurance defense law setting, John now represents individuals and families in catastrophic injury cases, including Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases.  John also handles OSHA whistleblower cases (employees subjected to wrongful termination or retaliation for reporting safety conditions/injuries).  John also represents people and businesses in transactions and disputes ranging from real estate matters to probate matters to family law matters. See

Since 2002, John's peers (judges and lawyers) have honored him with the highest Peer Review Rating, "AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0," by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory (see and

John has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004 (see

John is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice in all Texas courts, from small claims courts to the Texas Supreme Court.  John is also licensed in and has handled cases in numerous federal courts around the country:


-US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
-US District Court, Texas (Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts [statewide])

-US District Court, Colorado (statewide)
-US District Court, Arkansas (Eastern & Western Districts [statewide])
-US District Court, Nebraska (statewide)


Photos and Videos

241921 1376667025

241921 1376667047

241921 1376667063

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Business: 30%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    25 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    25 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    25 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($275-500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Adam A Studnicki

    John is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.


    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Clifford Scott Omo

    I endorse John. Always helpful and concise advice!


    Clifford Omo Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John Zgourides, Attorney at Law

9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8210
The Woodlands, TX, 77380



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Transportation LawTexas' Top Rated Lawyers (The American Lawyer & Texas Lawyer)2012
Top Texas Verdicts (#4 Railroad)Verdict Search2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneySammons & Berry, PC2008 - Present
Managing AttorneyZgourides & Arnold2003 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Board of Directors2009 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLife Fellow2000 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasFellow1991 - 2001

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Huffman vs. Union Pacific, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5271request for rehearing en banc pending as of April 6, 2012

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Internet web pageHouston Trial Lawyer2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1990
University of Texas at AustinHistory & EconomicsBachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionRailroad Law - Cumulative Trauma Injuries under the Federal Employer's Liability Act2009