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John Gus Zgourides

Personal injury Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

5.0   8 reviews

also known as John Zgourides

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    John is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For 8 years John worked as an insurance defense lawyer, working his way up to Managing Attorney for the litigation department of a large national insurance company. Now John represents plaintiffs in catastrophic injury cases and insurance code violation cases. He also serves as insurance coverage counsel, advising clients on interacting with their insurers and insurance defense counsel.

    34 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    John helps clients with wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and guardianships. He represents people in court in independent and dependent administrations, including guardianships.

    34 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    John represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of civil litigation, including insurance, business, real estate and probate matters. He has over 25 years of experience.

  4. Real estate
    20%
    John helps clients with real estate litigation matters for buyers, sellers, and owners of residential and commercial properties.

John Zgourides is a third generation 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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Location

John Zgourides, Attorney at Law
1095 Evergreen Circle, Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX, 77380

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Reviews

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Posted by Bobby | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney In Houston
I hired John for a vehicle accident that I was in with a very large grocery store chain. We won the case and without a doubt this was because of John's knowledge and understanding of these type cases. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
Response from John Zgourides December 1, 2021
It was my privilege to represent you Bobby!
Posted by Scott | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Job
Mr. Zgourides took care of a difficult case in a difficult county and we were very satisfied with the results.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
My daughter was in a car accident that involved being hit by a drunk driver. John Zgourides represents my daughter in the intoxication assault case. During the process of representation by John, he has kept us abreast of how the process works and has walked us through documents, paperwork, etc. The laws and court system are very hard to understand and trying to make sense of everything can be very stressful. It's comforting to know that our attorney has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. His calm nature makes it very easy to talk with him. His priority is the client. He has worked hard and continues to fight for us. If you are in need of an attorney who has your best interest at heart and has the desire to seek justice, without hesitation, I would strongly recommend John Zgourides! A sincere thank you to John for his dedicated work.
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Response from John Zgourides December 1, 2021
It was an honor to help your family.
Posted by Terry | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Zgourides is knowledgeable and operates with integrity as his guide posts. I have worked with John and am very pleased by his understanding and the way he offered me as many options as possible. He is not a salesman who persuades, conversely he is a counselor and that makes a huge difference when dealing with legal matters.
Posted by Peggy O'Hara | August 29, 2013
One of the best attorneys and mediators I know
I have worked for and with John Zgourides. I've watched him win multi-million dollar verdicts. He is relentless in discovery and advocating for his clients. He leaves no stone unturned and makes a mighty presence in the courtroom. He also represented me in two personal matters which included mediation. I recommend John with no reservation and would not hesitate to call upon him again. If you need a great lawyer or mediator, he's the "go to" attorney you should call. Did I mention that he's also a great mediator?
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Response from John Zgourides December 1, 2021
Thank you for trusting me Peggy!
Posted by misty | April 16, 2012
insurance coordinator
Great. My family trusts this man. Worked very hard for us.
Posted by david madden | April 15, 2012
HIGHEST QUALITY
John Zgourides represented my family-owned bolt company, Madden Bolt Corporation, in a personal injury case that could have put us out of business. A worker with fractured vertebrae in his neck claimed to have been hit by a large steel item that was thrown by a fellow worker. John 's cross-examination showed that the worker was lying and the jury found we were not negligent. John also defended Madden Bolt in a products liability action where a iron worker fell 40 feet and was catastrophically injured. The plaintiff did not sue my company, but the general contractor and sub-contractors sued us, claiming that our steel anchor bolts were defective. John hired a reknowned metallurgist from Rice University who performed testing on the steel and proved that the steel performed exactly to the specifications of the co-defendant that ordered it from Madden Bolt. The claims against my company were dismissed.
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Response from John Zgourides December 1, 2021
Thank you for placing your trust in me.
Posted by William | April 6, 2012
excellent lawyer
John was, during the entire process kept me well informed and openly discussed all of my options and opportunities, rating the probability of each...what more could a client ask?
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • John G. Zgourides, Attorney at Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Sammons & Berry, PC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Managing Attorney
  • Zgourides & Arnold
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Trial Attorney
  • Archer, Shrode & Soule
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Zgourides & Zgourides
  • 1990 - 2000
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1990
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Huffman vs. Union Pacific, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5271
  • request for rehearing en banc pending as of April 6, 2012

Associations

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2000 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow
  • 1991 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Transportation Law
  • Texas' Top Rated Lawyers (The American Lawyer & Texas Lawyer)
  • 2012
  • Top Texas Verdicts (#4 Railroad)
  • Verdict Search
  • 2009
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • 1998
  • Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention
  • Railroad Law - Cumulative Trauma Injuries under the Federal Employer's Liability Act
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (13)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zgourides is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zgourides is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a smart lawyer and mediator with a great reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We;re fortunate to have Attorney Zgourides serving the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. Always helpful and concise advice!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well spoken font of knowledge in the community who generously gives his time to help others."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Offers clear, concise, accurate answers. An asset to the community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Zgourides is an excellent advocate, highly recommend his services."
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One great answer after another! Accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers - that's exactly what every client is looking for when hiring an attorney. His team approach to client protection would really benefit almost all Avvo askers."
Probate Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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The Woodlands Personal injury Lawyer John Gus Zgourides
John Gus Zgourides
Personal injury Attorney
The Woodlands, TX
Licensed for 33 years