John T. Flood has handled high-stakes, complex litigation for his entire legal career of over 30 years. His family and his law practice have been headquartered in his beloved hometown of Corpus Christi that entire time. He focuses his practice on personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation matters.
John Flood is a trial lawyer that has represented thousands of injury victims throughout Texas and across the United States in products liability, toxic tort, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. In addition, individuals and companies hire him by to prosecute stock fraud, insurance fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and pollution claims.
John is one of only a small number of Texas lawyers to qualify as Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). TBLS only certifies lawyers with substantial, relevant experience in a select area of law who have completed at least 60 continuing legal education hours in the specialty area, and passed a rigorous exam, ensuring the highest quality of legal services when working with Board Certified lawyers.
John graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 1986 and earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1990. During law school, he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (highest grade in his class) in Constitutional Law and served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing. He also was a finalist and winner in multiple moot court and mock trial competitions. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters for both Personal Injury and Business Litigation from 2011-2015 and again from 2017-2020. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2012 and has maintained the highest possible rating AV Preeminent via legal industry rating stalwart Martindale-Hubbell. John also received the Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award from the Corpus Christi Bar Association in 2009 and the designation of Senior Counsel from The College of Master Advocates & Barristers in 2003.
John is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Lawyers of Distinction, Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow), Million Dollar Advocates, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow), and Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
In addition to his legal accolades and professional involvement, John is an active member of the Corpus Christi community, including serving as Two-Time Immediate Past President of the Board of Corpus Christi Metro Ministries. He is also honored to actively support Incarnate Word Academy, Rise School of Corpus Christi, Ronald McDonald House, and Triumph Over Kid Cancer, among other groups.
Employment History John T. Flood, LLP April 2020 present Flood & Flood March 2002 April 2020 Hilliard & Munoz January 1995 March 2002 Kleberg & Head January 1990 January 1995
Education St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1990 CALI Award (highest grade in the class) for Constitutional Law Finalist and Winner in moot court and mock trial competitions Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing Regis University, Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, 1986
Professional Affiliations American Association of Justice Million Dollar Advocates, Member since 2005 Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Member since 2002 State Bar of Texas, Member, 1990 present Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1995 present Corpus Christi Bar Association, Member, 1990 present American Bar Association, Member, 1990 present Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, Member, 2003 2012 Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
Speaking Engagements From the Twilight Zone to Extraterrestrial Justices: How Science is Cohabitating with Law in Texas Trial and Appellate Courtrooms,” Benzene Litigation Conference, 2005.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS Texas, 1990 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1997 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1997 United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1997
AWARDS AND HONORS Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff and Business Litigation, 2011 2015 and 2017 2020 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Corpus Christi, Expertise, 2021 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 present Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association, 2009 AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004 present Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, 2003.