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John Maniscalco

Gette Law PLLC
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John Maniscalco
Gette Law PLLC

John's practice focuses primarily on representing insurers in large loss subrogation matters arising from major catastrophic events including fires, electrical generator failures, hurricanes, industrial explosions, and terrorist actions as well as their insureds in various commercial disputes, and product liability actions. 

John also represents insurers in first party insurance coverage matters by assisting clients with common coverage and adjustment issues such as identifying damage, necessary repairs, and appraisal, while representing their interests in subsequent coverage litigation.

John has been named a Texas Rising Star by Texas SuperLawyers six years in a row and a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in the State of Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association. John has also provided countless hours of pro bono legal work for his community in matters involving bankruptcy, litigation, fraud, insurance disputes, and real property.

​In law school, John served on the Executive Board for the Texas Tech Law Review and actively participated as a Board of Barristers Member where he was awarded Moot Court Top Oralist. John’s commitments in education were awarded with such honors as the CALI Award for highest grade in Legal Writing & Research and the American Jurisprudence Award.



​Multi-million dollar recovery for global shipping company from substantial damage to its docking facilities due to a maritime allision

​Recovery for iconic Dallas skyscraper due to significant damage to the building's exterior facade from neighboring construction accident

​Recovery against government contractor for failure to properly procure builders risk insurance

​Recovery for negligence of fire sprinkler contractor at major professional sports arena

​Recovery against major roofing contractor and plumber for negligence associated installation of new roofing system which flooded High School auditorium

​Recovery against plumbing contractor for improper installation of plumbing system in multi-million dollar high-rise condominium in Houston's River Oaks area.

​Recovery for major clothing retailer against contractors for damage to its call center server room

​Recovery for high-end fashion merchandiser against contractor for faulty electrical work resulting in a fire

​Recovery for major metropolitan mass transit entity against trucking company for damage to transit infrastructure

​Recovery for community college flooding due to faulty construction and plumbing work

​Recovery for major public university fire loss due to suppression system failure

​Recovery for defective Duro-Last PVC roof membranes due to premature failure and deterioration

​Recovery for rail car manufacturer due to rail yard accident against major rail operator

​Recovery for accidental discharge of fire suppression system in corporate server room

​Recovery for building and parking garage foundation failure due to nearby construction and heavy flooding

​Recovery for accidental sprinkler system discharge in hospital by drywall subcontractor

​In addition to these recoveries, John has obtained additional recoveries on behalf of his clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States.


​Coverage analysis and and litigation of numerous commercial and residential first party coverage matters on behalf of insurers and insureds related to all perils, including by not limited to wind, hail, fire, and flood.

  • State Court: Texas
  • U.S. District Court—Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court—Southern District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court—Eastern District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court—Western District of Texas

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.—Cum Laude (2011); Texas Tech University, B.S.—Cum Laude (2008)

  • The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. (2011 - 2015)
  • Zelle LLP (2015 - 2016)
  • Gette Law PLLC (2017 - present)

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