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John Kemmerer Ivey

John Kemmerer Ivey

also known as J. K. Ivey

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About Me

A native Texan, J. K. Ivey earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his education at the University of Texas School of Law in 1986, where he was named to the Board of Advocates and Phi Delta Phi honor fraternity. J. K. has devoted his career to representing the victims of negligence and their families with several Texas firms. He has recovered millions for his clients, including verdicts and settlements against some of the largest corporations in America. In 1994, J. K. was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A published author, and frequent lecturer, J. K. served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2001, he was given the DTLA's highest honor, the Atticus Finch Award, for "preserving justice for all." J. K. has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, for legal skills and ethics.

J. K. is active in the Capital Area, Dallas, Texas, and American Trial Lawyers Associations. He chaired a Dallas Bar Association subcommittee. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. J. K. leads a general negligence injury team devoted to personal injury, wrongful death, and social security claimants’ representation.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    29 years, 8 thousand cases
  2. Business: 20%
    29 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200-400/hour), Contingent (33-45%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Ray C Brooks

    I've known J.K. for years. He's a great lawyer, and a wonderful friend. I would not delay a second before I hired J.K. Ivey.


    Ray Brooks Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of J. K. Ivey

131 Hampton Bnd
Suite 100
Boerne, TX, 78006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198609/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Atticus Finch Award "Preserving Justice for All"Dallas Trial Lawyers Association2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Personal Injury Department SupervisorDavis Law Firm1986 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 2008
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationFoundation Board of Directors1991 - 1996
American Association for JusticeN/A1990 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Maria Guadalupe Garcia, et. al. v. Metro Aviation, Inc., et. al.Confidential settlement.
Jose Antonio Garcia, Individually, et al vs. BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, L.L.C. d/b/a "Firestone Complete Auto Care"Confidential settlement.
Grace Torres, et al. vs. United Worth Hydrochem Corporation, et al.Confidential settlement.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasSpecial Powers and Defenses Available to the FDIC and RTC in Litigation1989
The Review of LitigationPunitive Damages in Mass Product Liability Cases: Hope for Reform?1987
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1985
University of Texas System, AustinFinanceBBA - Bachelors of Business Administration1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Car Wrecks SeminarListserv Collaboration on the Internet2007
TTLA Mid-YearSubrogation RIghts2006
Annual MeetingTrademark and Tradename Protection and Enfringement1991
State Bar Development ProgramLitigation Involving the FDIC and RTC1989