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John Gus Zgourides

also known as John Zgourides

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)


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    25 years
  3. Business: 5%
    25 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    25 years



Hourly ($300-600/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adam A Studnicki

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


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Contact info

John Zgourides, Attorney at Law

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

John Zgourides, Attorney at Law

3724 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite 104
Houston, TX, 77068



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199010/19/2015
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
Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory1998
Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal SpecializationN/A
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
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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 System, AustinHistory & EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionRailroad Law - Cumulative Trauma Injuries under the Federal Employer's Liability Act2009