About John H Boswell

John H. Boswell, born and resides in Houston, Texas. Admitted to practice in Texas; also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory Education University of Houston (B.B.A.); Legal Education University of Houston (J.D.). Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Member: American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, The Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, American Board of Trial Advocates and Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation. Litigation Counsel of America Co-Chairman for the State of Texas. Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating AV Preeminent. Former U.S. Naval Aviator.

Faculty: Texas College of Trial Advocacy (South Texas College of Law-Houston).
Lecturer: Featured speaker at the Litigation Counsel of America Renaissance Symposium V (2011), Renaissance Symposium VI (2012), and Renaissance Symposium VII (2013) at the Harvard Club of New York City, New York.
Lecturer: Distinguished Lecturer Series, Pepperdine University School lf Law.
Member: Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University School of Law.
Author: A Review of the Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act, Presented to the Judiciary of the State of Texas.
Author: Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Acts and Their Effect on Product Liability Litigation.  Presented to the Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association.
Author: Defending Against Punitive Damages.  Vol 28 No. 3, South Texas Law Review.
Author: Architects and Engineers.  Chapter 13, Texas Torts and Remedies Treatise, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
Author: Saving the General Aviation Industry:  Putting Tort Reform to the TestThe Journal of Air Law & Commerce at Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Author: Numerous articles and seminars presented to member of the State Bar of Texas in the State Bar of Texas Seminar Program.
Trial Experience: Civil Trial Lawyer for over 40 years. Tried over 300 cases to Jury Verdict. Favorable results in over 90%.
Honors: Who’s Who in American Law
Named as "Man of Achievement in Texas"
Houston Bar Association Award for Professionalism
Listed in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals
Named “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine for 6 years
Selected as a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of Trial Counsel (now known as the Litigation Counsel of American (Co-Chairman for the State of Texas)


John’s competitive spirit was made obvious in High School. He lettered in football, basketball and track.

Attending undergraduate school at the University of Houston, he served as President of his Senior Class, Chairman of the Inter-Fraternal Counsel, President of his Fraternity, Sheriff of the University of Houston Frontier Fiesta and played on the U of H baseball team.

After graduating from the University of Houston, John volunteered for the Navy Flight Training Program and proudly served on active duty for three and one half years. Due to his proficiency in instrument flying, he was assigned to an all weather attack squadron which required carrier take offs and landings at night and in inclement weather. He served with the 6th Fleet Overseas.

Upon completion of the John’s active duty service as a Naval Aviator, he enrolled in the University of Houston Law School, but continued to fly with a Naval Reserve squadron based in New Orleans, Louisiana for a number of years.

After graduating from the University of Houston Law School and upon being licensed to practice law in Texas, John joined the firm of Banister & O’Toole, which was later named Banister, Boswell & O’Toole. The firm specialized in civil litigation. It was not uncommon for partners in the firm to try 15 to 20 jury cases each year. That trial experience proved invaluable for John.


Contact Me

John H. Boswell
908 Town & Country Blvd
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77024
Office - (713) 650-1600
Fax - (832) 356-2412
Email - john@johnhboswell.com