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John is licensed in Scotland (United Kingdom) and Texas. He has more than 20 years of experience handling civil trial and appellate matters in the United Kingdom and the United States. His current practice focuses on commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) in the areas of construction, oil and gas/energy, intellectual property, financial services/securities, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, and disputes associated generally with business transactions. In addition, John has extensive experience handling general liability matters, and products liability/mass tort/toxic tort defense.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 30%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Debt Collection: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Donato, Minx, Brown & Pool, PC

3200 Southwest Frwy, Ste 2300
Houston, TX, 77027


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDonato Minx Brown & Pool, PC2012 - Present
AttorneyLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP2008 - 2012
AttorneyBeirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
The Law Society of ScotlandMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Construction ExecutiveConstruction Contracts: Liability for Negligent Performance2007
National Law JournalViral videos publicize - but infringe2006
Legal Times MagazineWhen It's None of Their Business (It's Monday Morning, Do You Know Where Your Trade Secrets Are?)2005
The Advocate (State Bar of Texas)The Basics of Confirming, Vacating, Modifying and Correcting an Arbitration Award Under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Texas Arbitration Act2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterIntellectual Property LawLL.M - Master of Laws2001
University of Dundee Faculty of LawN/APost-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice1989
University of Dundee Faculty of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Technology Section CLEJurisdictional Issues and the Internet2009