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John Clayton Zinda

also known as Jack Zinda

About me

Jack Zinda is a native Texan and a founding partner of Zinda Law Group, PLLC. He is the firm’s lead trial attorney focusing on catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, gas explosions, truck accidents, wrongful death cases and complex litigation.

He has been recognized nationally by prestigious law organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 40 Under 40, 2012 & 2013), the highest designation from online law directory AVVO Corporation (“Superb” rating for 2012 & 2013) Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation (Texas Rising Star for 2009, 2011 and 2012) and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As a trial attorney Jack takes pride in giving a voice to people and families who need help battling powerful adversaries.

Jack has been lead counsel on hundreds of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. These have typically been against dangerous truck drivers, drunk drivers, corporations who manufacture dangerous products, and employers that have created unsafe work environments.

Jack graduated from Baylor University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Melissa and their two sons.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    10 years, 54 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    10 years
  4. Car Accident: 5%
    10 years



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

29 total 

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  • Ryan Ladd Thompson

    Jack is an extremely talented attorney who puts all of his passion and resources into providing a positive outcome for his clients. I would hire Jack if I needed help and regularly trust him to assist in the representation of my clients as well. Jack is a tremendous asset to his clients and this profession.


    Ryan Thompson Defective and dangerous products Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jorge A. Herrera

    I strongly and unequivocally endorse Jack! He is an intelligent trial lawyer who repersents his clients with zeal and compassion. But most importantly, he is trusthworthy and honest! He will go beyond the call of duty for each of his clients.


    Jorge Herrera Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Denver Office

600 17th Street
Suite 2800
Denver, CO, 80202

Zinda Law Group, PLLC (Principal Office)

8834 N. Capital of TX Hwy
Suite 304
Austin, TX, 78759

Colorado Springs Office

102 S. Tejon Street
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Dallas Office

100 Highland Park Village
Suite 200
Dallas, TX

El Paso Office

7362 Remcon Circle
El Paso, TX

Houston Office

1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1600
Houston, TX

Fort Worth Office

500 Main Street
Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX

Round Rock Office

1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX, 78664

Plano Office

6860 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 200
Plano, TX

Downtown Austin Office

100 Congress Avenue
Suite 2000
Austin, TX



AZActive 201203/30/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarTexas Monthly - Super Lawyers - Thomas Reuters2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly - Super Lawyers - Thomas Reuters2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Graduate of Trial Advocates College of TexasTexas Trial Lawyer's AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerZinda Law Group, PLLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Brain Injury Association of TexasMemberN/A
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers Association AdvocatesChairman2014 - 2015
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer/Secretary2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trucking Accident Results in $158,000.00 Recovery by Clients:Trucking Accident Results in $158,000.00 Recovery
$287,000.00 Received by Clients in a Trucking Accident$287,000.00 Received by Clients
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Publication nameTitleDate
Brain Injury Association of Texas - 24th Annual ConferenceCommon Legal Issues Facing People with T.B.I.2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Southwestern University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brain Injury Association of Texas - 24th Annual ConferenceCommon Legal Issues Facing those with Traumatic Brain InjuriesN/A