In the area of labor and employment law, John has defended employers against claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, and the New Mexico Human Rights Act. John has represented employers in both state and federal court, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Department of Insurance, the New Mexico Human Right Bureau, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas Education Agency. In addition, John regularly provides advice and training to employers to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
In the areas of insurance and commercial litigation, John has experience representing clients in lawsuits involving a variety of claims, including breach of contract, negligence, negligent entrustment, tax investment litigation, civil rights claims arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, deceptive trade practices, and premises liability.
Prior to joining ScottHulse, John earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, cum laude, from Baylor Law School, where he was an Executive Editor for the Baylor Law Review and member of the Baylor Barrister Society. An article written by John was selected for publication in the Baylor Law Review, and it received the Irene G. and Jimmy Wisch Award for Best Article in the Area of Civil Rights and was selected as one of the best student-written law review articles by the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Section. John was also a quarterfinalist in the Strasburger and Price Moot Court Competition, where he was named one of the competition’s four best speakers. While in law school, John interned at the Harris County Attorney’s Office. In addition, John received the Dean’s Academic Excellence Full-Tuition Scholarship in law school.
Before attending law school, John earned Bachelor of Arts degrees, summa cum laude, in History and English from Texas A&M University. At Texas A&M, John was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
John is a member of several professional organizations, including the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Young Lawyers Association.