John served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas after completing law school at The University of Texas. In this role, he gained significant experience representing the State of Texas in habeas corpus proceedings at all levels of the federal court system. John’s peers recognized his effectiveness as an advocate on behalf of the state by awarding him the Regional Vice President’s Appellate Advocacy Award in 1997.
John left government service in 1998 and practiced with a firm focusing on personal injury defense before finding his home with Gray Becker, P.C. John became a partner with Gray Becker, P.C. in 2005.
John has over 25 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts at both the trial court and appellate levels. He represents individuals and businesses in many areas, including breach of contracts, property owner associations, commercial disputes between competitors, protection of trade secrets, construction litigations, collections, and partnership and shareholder disputes.
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington , Texas B.A. – 1990 Honors Program with High Honors
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas J.D. – 1992 with Honors
Law Journal: University of Texas American Journal of Criminal Law, Member, 1991 to 1992
Honors & Awards
Regional Vice President’s Award, Region VI, Appellate Advocacy Award – 1997
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John Jacks is knowledgeable and, something important to me, is his honesty and candor. I am a commercial real estate broker with 41 years of experience. John is my exclusive real estate attorney and I go to him to review commercial contracts and leases. He is responsive, professional and prompt in his work. I also go to him for legal advice on other issues. I have found him to be very helpful. In all of this, I also count John as a friend and someone I can count on, when needed.
I have had the privilege of working with John Jacks of Gray & Becker on several occasions. Most recently Mr. Jacks represented my business in an ADA non-compliance lawsuit, which resulted in a very favorable settlement agreement …
I would not hesitate to recommend John Jacks of Gray & Becker, P.C. He is of the highest caliber both professionally and ethically. Mr. Jacks, due to his honesty, knowledge, professionalism, and timely communication, made my litigation process far less stressful than it could have been. Furthermore, I always felt like he had provided me with all the information and appropriate advice warranted for me to make the most suitable decisions regarding my case. Overall, relying on Mr. Jacks as my legal counsel turned out to be an excellent decision and, therefore, I highly recommend him.
Mr. John Jacks was friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, timely and professional during the several months he represented me. His work was complicated because I live in another state and I was limited in my ability to travel to Texas. I believe my case settled fairly, because of Mr. Jacks integrity and his legal skills.
Exceptional Work from an Excellent Attorney + Human-being. At the outset I want to say this; John is a consummate gentleman, he is generous, kind, well-spoken and well-mannered with a keen sense of humour. He is extremely ethical and processes the highest of integrity. John’s command of the law was always impressive. His advice was on point, well considered and strategically thought out with his attention to detail impeccable. He was a strong advocate and negotiator for me throughout the lengthy disturbing process. I am, and always will be incredibly grateful to John…