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John Garrett concentrates his practice on product liability and commercial litigation within the life sciences and automotive industries. With first chair trial experience, John focuses on the efficient and strategic management of cases through trial that includes the defense of local and national medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual and coordinated proceedings. In addition, John defends personal injury and property damage litigation arising out of product liability, business premises, automotive and environmental accidents. 

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 directed and managed depositions for national pharmaceutical manufacturers in mass tort litigation, including assistance in the preparation of company witnesses and sales representatives. 

John has managed automotive warranty and automotive / ATV dealer-related litigation, including dealer termination disputes, product-related consumer finance matters and other dealer-related litigation. He also handles other aspects of financial litigation for clients, ensuring adequate protection of creditor rights and debt collection under Texas and Louisiana law. More recently, John has managed environmental exposure cases involving ground water contamination and legionella. He began his career defending employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and from grade-crossing accidents. 

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

Education

  • 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 – 2019
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • New Orleans Bar Association

Distinctions

    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Texas Rising Stars, 2014 – 2019

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • “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