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J.R. 'Rusty' Phenix

Phenix & Crump, PLLC
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J.R. 'Rusty' Phenix
Phenix & Crump, PLLC

John R. “Rusty” Phenix is the managing partner of Phenix & Crump, PLLC. Rusty received his Bachelor of Arts in 1982 from Baylor University, then completed his legal education with his JD in 1984. Later that year, he was admitted to the Bar and has spent every year since pursuing justice and fighting for his clients’ rights in the courts of East Texas.

Having been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, and the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas, Rusty is committed to righting the wrongs his clients have experienced through his practice of personal injury law. As Vice President of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocated and an attorney rated by Super Lawyers as one of the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas, you can rest assured you’re in good hands with Rusty in your corner.


  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1994)
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1994)
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • State Bar of Texas; East Texas Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rusk County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Ethics: Past chairman of the District 2A Grievance Commission State Bar of Texas.
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2012.
  • Member of The National Trail Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2014.
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2012.

View Mr. Phenix's SuperLawyers profile here.

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