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About me

People don't often seek the assistance of a trial attorney when everything is going well. I understand that; I take my job and corresponding responsibilities seriously. When I'm not working, I enjoy running, swimming, bicycling, reading, learning more about the world's many cultures, and spending time with my family.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    13 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Keith Charles Ashmore

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    Keith Ashmore Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brent Barnes Ivy

    John is an attorney who takes the phrase "client's best interest" to a new level. He zealously advocates for his clients while remaining professional and genuine with other attorneys. I have since moved to Houston so John is the first attorney that comes to mind when people ask me for a trusted attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


    Brent Ivy Oil and gas Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of John Roper PLLC

1701 N. Market St.
Suite 200
Dallas, TX, 75202


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The "Best Lawyers in Dallas" ListD Magazine2016
The "Best Lawyers in Dallas" ListD Magazine2015
Rising StarTexas Monthly/Law & Politics Magazine2015
AV Preeminent, 5.0/5.0 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly/Law & Politics Magazine2014
The "Best Lawyers in Dallas" ListD Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly/Law & Politics Magazine2013
AV Preeminent, 5.0/5.0 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent, 5.0/5.0 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarTexas Monthly/Law & Politics Magazine2012
AV Preeminent, 5.0/5.0 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Admission to Pro Bono CollegeState Bar of Texas2010
Class SalutatorianHouston College of Law2002
Distinguished Law Review Service AwardDurham, Hawes, Hering & JordanN/A
Award for Outstanding Legal WritingBodman FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & Managing MemberLaw Office of John Roper, PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyGriffith Nixon Davison PC2010 - 2010
Deputy District AttorneyDallas County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
AttorneyThompson & Knight LLP2002 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Bar Association, Courthouse CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Dallas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2013 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Trial Skills SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2012 - Present
DFW-STCL Alumni Network, Firm Sponsorship SubcommitteeChairman, Board of Directors2011 - Present
DFW-STCL Alumni NetworkVice Chair2011 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Veterans Outreach SubcommitteeBoard Member2010 - Present
BlackAcre 48Member2010 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Construction Law SectionMember2010 - Present
St. Thomas More SocietyMember2007 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember2001 - Present
TEXO Construction AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Bar Association, Public Forum CommitteeCo-Chair2012 - 2013
Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute AlumniMember2011 - 2012
Dallas Area Habitat for HumanityCore Volunteer2010 - 2012
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, South Dallas Legal ClinicFirm Director2006 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office of John Roper, PLLCTexas Construction & Real Estate Blog2014
Client AlertCalifornia Court Broadens "Advertising Injury" Coverage in Standard CGL Policy2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Texas System, AustinMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas Accredited Ethics CLEWhen the Civil Business Lawyer Needs to be Aware of and Call in Criminal Defense Counsel2015
State Bar of Texas Accredited Ethics CLE"Who is My Client?" & Other Ethical Quandaries2014
Public Forum Committee, JFK Forum"26 Seconds -- 486 Frames: When Abraham Zapruder Froze Time"2013
Public Forum CommitteeUnderstanding the Affordable Care Act2013
State Bar of Texas Accredited CLENegotiation Tactics2009
State Bar of Texas Accredited CLEMurky Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens Made Manifest2005
TK Trial MeetingOpenings in Verret v. American Biltrite, Inc., et al.2003