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John D. Garrett

John D. Garrett

Managing Partner

With over a decade of experience, John Garrett concentrates his practice on product liability litigation within the life sciences industries. John focuses on the efficient and strategic management of cases through trial for national medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual and coordinated proceedings.  

John has considerable experience in eDiscovery and has managed large-scale electronic productions in mass tort litigation with a deep understanding of the processes required to identify, collect and review electronic data. John has worked on many discovery and document production issues including part of national teams responsible for company documents in several mass torts. John has directed and managed depositions for national pharmaceutical manufacturers in mass tort litigation, including the preparation of company witnesses and sales representatives. Clients look to John for his experience in developing corporate defense strategies and evaluating complex medical, legal, and scientific matters including discovery issues.  

In addition to his primary practice in the life sciences space, John continues to manage automotive warranty and automotive / ATV dealer-related litigation, consumer finance matters, and various environmental and toxic tort matters on a local and national level. His litigation experience in these practice areas extends from case work-up to appeals, and includes depositions, expert discovery, dispositive and Daubert motions, mediation, trial preparation and trial.

Outside of his practice, John serves as the President of the Belterra Marlins Swim Team and coaches his children in youth sports.  

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2009
  • Texas, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2009

    Loyola Moot Court Chairman, 2008 – 2009  

    Loyola Law Review, Member

    Crowe Scholar

    The Order of Barristers, Member

    Pepperdine Entertainment Law Moot Court, Oralist

  • Texas Lutheran University, B.A., 2006

    Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Member

    Alpha Mu Gamma, National Foreign Language Honor Society, Member

    Dean’s List, 2003, 2005, 2006

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
      —Drug and Medical Device Committee, Social Media/Web Page Vice Chair, 2017 – 2020
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • New Orleans Bar Association


    • The Legal 500
      —Named in Litigation: Product Liability Defense, Toxic Tort, 2020, 2022
    • —Named in Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Category, 2022 – 2023
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Texas Rising Stars, 2014 – 2019

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Pre-Suit Claims Resolution," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2020
  • “The Company’s Front Line: Sales Representatives and Life Sciences Litigation,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, September 2018
  • "The Company's Front Line: Preparing Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales Representatives for a Deposition," DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, Chicago, IL, May 2016