John Adcock

Of Counsel




Direct: 713.951.6239

Fax: 713.951.3720

Direct: 713.951.6239

Fax: 713.951.3720


John Adcock has been a member of the Beck Redden appellate section from its inception.

His practice focuses on complex civil matters, where his educational background in liberal arts and his experience as a certified public accountant helps him break down complicated transactions into terms that can be readily explained to the appellate courts.

But explaining the facts is only half the battle. John also has a facility for crafting legal arguments that cleanly and effectively cut to the heart of the case, maximizing his client’s position.  While much of John’s time is spent briefing complex cases on appeal, he also regularly handles dispositive motions and jury charges in the trial courts.

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  • Representative experience
    • Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Insurance Company of State of Pennsylvania, 568 S.W.3d 650 (Tex. 2019)
    • Texas Supreme Court El Paso Field Services 1071.002 – El Paso Field Servs., L.P. v. MasTec North America, Inc., 389 S.W.3d 802 (Tex. 2012)
    • In re 24R, Inc., 324 S.W.3d 564 (Tex. 2010) – Boot Jack
    • 14th Court of Appeals Moody 2345.001, Moody v. Moody, ___ S.W.3d  ___ (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2020, **)
    • 14th Court of Appeals Mission Petroleum 775.004, Mission Petroleum Carriers, Inc. v. Kelley, 449 S.W.3d 550 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2014, no pet.)
    • San Antonio Court of Appeals, Whataburger 1980.001 (unpublished) – Whataburger, Inc. v. Whataburger of Alice, Ltd., 2017 WL 2664437 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2017, pet. denied)
  • Professional Activities & Memberships
    • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section
    • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section
    • State Bar of Texas Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Issues Section, member and former council member
    • Stonewall Lawyers of Greater Houston
  • Community Involvement
    • Scouts BSA Troop 511
    • Committee Secretary, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Honorable Chief Justice Linda Thomas, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, (Briefing Attorney, 1994-1995)

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 1994

  • Order of the Coif
  • Texas Law Review

M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Sord Scholar, 1990

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors and special honors in History, 1988