Areas of Practice:
John O’Herren has devoted his practice to civil litigation specializing in larger commercial disputes and serious personal injury matters. He has tried, as first chair counsel, hundreds of cases to verdict before Central Texas juries in both State and Federal District Court. He has been Board Certified in both Civil Trial and Personal Injury Trial law since 1993. Mr. O’Herren specializes in presenting complicated business and insurance cases in a manner easily understood by lay juries. He is proficient in PowerPoint and makes frequent use of technology in telling his client’s story in court.
State of Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1988 U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1988 U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988 U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
The University of Texas School of Law, JD-1987
Sam Houston State University, BS-1984 Honors: Magna Cum Laude Major: Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
Central Freight Lines
Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
Walnut Creek Mining Company
Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyer of the Year, 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Heart of Texas Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Director, President 2002-2007
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director, Treasurer, Chair of the Board, 1997 – 2002
Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Member 1987 – Present
Heart O’ Texas Legal Services, Director-President, 1998 – 2001
Pro Bono and Community Activities:
Rehab Texas, 1997 – 2001
Heart of Texas Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Director, President 1991-1996.
Lambda Alpha Epsilon
Phi Delta Phi
1963, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America