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John M. Driskill

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   18 reviews

also known as John Driskill

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 31 years
    Missouri - MO 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    I provide legal representation at all levels of appeal before the Social Security Administration and federal court for individuals trying to obtain disability benefits.

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Litigation

I have been handling Social Security disability cases since 1993.  However, I have been handling disability cases exclusively since 1998.  Morgan & Weisbrod is a leader in Social Securtiy disability law.  For more information about me or Morgan & Weisbord, please review our website at .


Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP
11415 Chimney Rock Road
Suite 106
Houston, TX, 77035
Morgan & Weisbrod, L.L.P.
11551 Forest Central Drive, Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75243
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Posted by Titanshia | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
John was very professional and knowledgeable about my disability case. He was able to help me after I had bad experienced with different law firm. John went above and beyond the call of duty. He cares about his clients and I would highly recommend him. The world need more lawyers like Mr. Driskill to fight for people like us.
Response from John Driskill August 22, 2017
Titanshia, your words are very kind. Thank you for having faith even when we had a few unexpected hurdles to get over. I still remember meeting you and your daughter in my office to discuss your case. May God bless you and your family in many ways.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Having Faith
Mr. Driskill help me out a lot on my social security disability case. We won Mr. Driskill is very knowledgeable about social security disability. I highly recommend Mr Driskill. Thanks again Mr. Driskill. C.King
Posted by Marsha Stinson | July 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Just getting started with Mr. Driskill but I am very pleased with him. Courteous, knowledgeable & patient. I will recommend him.
Posted by Tiffany | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you until the end! Great lawyer!
Mr. Driskill is a very compassionate lawyer. He will handle your case very well. He fought a long difficult fight for me and won. Even when I wanted to give up he was always there to help me.
Response from John Driskill July 13, 2017
Thank you very kindly, Tiffany. It has been a long and frustrating road for you, but I appreciate your kind words and for sticking with M&W even with all of SSA's delays. I pray you'll be able to focus on your medical problems and hopefully get back to work in a few years. May God bless you and your family.
Posted by Marsha Stinson | June 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I only consulted with Mr. Driskill. He was very informative, friendly & professional. I will be contacting him again soon.
Posted by Eva | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I came to the appeal process knowing it would be a long wait. The challenge for me would be how I would survive the wait emotionally and financially. My attorney, Mr. John Driskill, did a fabulous job in preparing me before the hearing. He is patient, honest and smart. The Judge (to my surprise) gave me a favorable ruling within 10 minutes into hearing. I will recommend the Morgan & Weibrod Law Firm, to anyone who is going thru the stressful time of filing a disability claim. Thank you, again, Mr. Driskill for successfully helping me through this difficult time.
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Posted by Byron | April 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Helped every step of the way. Very professional answered questions and handled the case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by tina | February 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
Mr. John made feel comfortable in myself and the case cause i had doubts. He made me laugh when i was down so i really appreciate that. The other lawyer I dealt with was out for them selves but John had compassion about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Told me specifically what to do with my case....I appreciated the advice....
Posted by Redenna Robinson | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Social security disability attorney
John m driskill with Morgan and weisbrod represented me in my disability hearing. John was exact in presenting my illness and its characteristics by the end of the hearing I was approved for my benefits Amazing Amazing Amazing I recommend John M Driskill with Morgan and weisbrod
Posted by Tommy Maness | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with disability hearing!
I had an excellent experience with John Driskill with Morgan and Weisbrod in resolving my disability claim in the Houston area. I had already been denied through the first round process. However, through Mr. Driskill's professionalism and attention to detail, I won a positive decision from the Judge. I highly recommend Morgan & Weisbrod, and John Driskill, to anyone looking for disability counsel in either the Houston or Dallas areas. He, and his firm, are professional and diligent in getting a "win" for you when you really need it.
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Posted by Marc | December 6, 2014
They say you can't choose who is in your family. If I could I would have chosen my lawyer.
In 2008 I applied for disability benefits because I was very sick and had been unable to work for some time. Because of ongoing medical treatment and no insurance my wife and I had fallen into considerable debt. Naturally, I was turned down and because I was depressed I just gave up. Later, out of desperation I asked my brother-in-law, who is an attorney in Houston who he would recommend to challenge the S. S. Administration and that is when I met Mr John Driskill. Even though I had lawyers in my family (my children's grandfathers as well) and have generally had good experiences with attorneys I never thought that in the profession as a whole there was much ‘heart’ or compassion for their clients until I worked with Mr Driskill. I reapplied because I had let the six-month period expire and was turned down again. John Driskill then took my case and began to guide me through the appeal process. I had become even sicker over the two years which had passed from the start of my first application and quite literally almost died. I found myself facing one of the most conservative judges we could have drawn, and at the time, my disease was not one that is usually debilitating unless it reaches a certain stage. Suddenly while waiting for trial, a dangerous tumor was discovered and my doctor wanted to remove it right away. I was unbelievably stressed because I had waited so long for the trial and it would have to be postponed again if I went to surgery. It was a very tough and major operation and would be a long recovery. I told Mr Driskill I wanted to postpone the surgery and he didn't think it was wise because of the surgeon’s recommendations. I went ahead with it and all of the cancerous tissue was removed perfectly requiring no chemo or radiation. It was about five weeks before I could even get up but during that time Mr Driskill worked hard and used every ‘trick in the book’ to put documentation and testimony before the court. I was a business owner for several years and I know how easy it would have been for him to have just postponed the court date and set my case aside because there would have been other clients with pressing matters. But instead, he assessed the the situation and saw an opportunity to approach the Judge with information which could make the court understand the seriousness nature of my condition. He pleaded with the court to accept my petition for 100% disability status without even requiring me to show up and it was granted! I recognize there are relatively few people who can grasp what my wife and I went through (and of course she deserves her share of praise for her part, but that’s for a different forum) and what a relief it was to finally get the financial help we needed. For us it felt as if our lives had been saved in a way. And please don't think it was all about the money for John Driskill because I was amazed at how little they actually allow the attorneys to make on a social security disability case. To me, it seemed like chump-change :) for the amount of work he did. As melodramatic as I know it sounds, my wife and I were not any more fond of any of our own family members as we felt towards John and his staff (shout-out to Justin!) and we still feel the same way.
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Posted by Sherry | July 13, 2014
I am writing a review on the excellent service that I received from John M. Driskill who i part of Morganand Weisbroad firm.
Morgan & Weisbrod are an expert law firm. They were the best in handling my social disability case. I did not have to do anything. They were so knowledgeably and smart and so nice. I was treated at all time with respect. This firm goes after what you need and for me they are rated 100% in my book. If you need a excellent law firm to represent you for social security--call MORGAN & WEISBROD lawyers, THE SMART LAWYERS!!.
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Posted by Terry | March 1, 2014
proffesionalism & repect
Mr. Driskell was referred to me by my bother and told me he will get the job done. I told my brother how the last Atty would never return calls staff had attitude and wife was misrepresented and lost the case. When I called Morgan and Wiesbrod they immediately listen to me about my wife case felt very passionate for her concerns and needs. Then when it was time to meet with Mr. Driskell he represented his firms name to the fullest. Focused on needs and concerned of the client. We had questions he answered we called he returned them and made my wife the client feel like he was a big brother taking up for her in court. Thank you Mr. Driskill.
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Posted by Caneshia | May 31, 2013
Over all Great Lawyer
John Driskill was a pleasure to work with. He kept me knowledgeable about my case and was always very quick to respond to any questions that I had. I'm pleased to recommend Mr.Driskill to anyone that wants a trustworthy,prompt, and knowledgeable lawyer to take on their case. By choosing Mr. Driskill you're most definitely on your way to what could be a successful case.
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Posted by Beatrice | June 16, 2011
Excellent Disability Attorney
Mr. Driskill is the best. He walked me through the process every step of the way. He was available to answer any questions and was always very patient with me. No doubt, this attorney is very experienced. He won a difficult case for me. He even called a couple of months after the case was over to check on me and to see if I had any questions. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2009
Linda Langhoff
I was very pleased with John's results.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Excellent lawyer. Answered all my questions. Was always available when I needed him. Won my case which was very difficult. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with SSD.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Baylor University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1984
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Durden V. Astrue 586 F. Supp. 2d 828 S.D. Tex.
  • Remanded that claimant met Listing as a matter of law.


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Houston Bar Association (Social Security Section)
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Houston Bar Association (Social Security Section)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Houston Bar Association (Social Security Section)
  • Chairman
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Houston Bar Association (Social Security Section)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Magazine
  • N/A


  • Corporate Counsel Review
  • Corporate Control In the Emerging Corporate World
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • NOSSCR National Fall Convention
  • Alternative Methods to Win with the Revised Mental Health Listings
  • 2017
  • Monthly CLE meeting
  • The Revised Mental Health Listings
  • 2017
  • 2017 FOSSCR Convention
  • The Revised Mental Health Listings
  • 2017
  • 2016 FOSSCR Disability Law Conference
  • Host/Organizer
  • 2016
  • NBTA: Learning New Causes of Action
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • 2015
  • Medicare Workshop Conference
  • SSA Disability Enrollment Process
  • 2015
  • 2015 CPE Tax Expo
  • Social Security Disability Enrollment Process
  • 2015
  • FOSSCR Annual Conference
  • Proving Intellectual Disability for SSA Listing
  • 2013
  • NOSSCR National Disability Law Conference
  • Developing Evidence of Adaptive Functioning in Cases of Mental Retardation
  • 2012
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Handling A Social Security Case in Texas
  • 2010
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Texas
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2006
  • Spring
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Texas
  • 2005
  • HBA Disability Seminar
  • The Hearing Process
  • 2000
  • Texas Elder Law Conference
  • Introduction to Social Security Disability Law and Practice
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Driskill is a highly skilled attorney. His answers to questions on Avvo demonstrate his vast legal knowledge and experience. If you are seeking legal representation in his area, you would be wise to contact him to retain his services."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is incredibly knowledgeable about the social security regulations needed to represent his clients exceptionally well. He is a hard worker and a dedicated advocate. I highly recommend John!!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very happy to recommend John to anyone who is looking for a Social Security attorney. John has many years of experience, he is smart, dedicated, extremely professional, and very thorough and persistent. I have collaberated with John many times, and his work product and understanding of the law and the issues is always superior. Most importantly, John is very respected by the Judges in our field of practice. I often refer clients to John, knowing their case will be handled by one of the very best Social Security attorneys."
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