John B. Beckworth
John Beckworth joined Jackson Walker in September 2018 as Of Counsel, where he brings his extensive experience to the litigation, energy, and arbitration practices.
John has practiced law in Texas for over 35 years. He is a recognized litigator, trial lawyer, and arbitrator, and his experience includes serving as lead counsel in multiple civil trials and appeals in and outside of Texas.
Recently, John’s law practice has focused on domestic and international oil and gas transactions and litigation, and he currently serves as an arbitrator in civil and energy related cases.
During 2013-2018, John served as Associate Dean for Administration and Strategic Planning at The University of Texas School of Law. He continues in the Law School today as a Lecturer in Oil and Gas Law and Oil and Gas Contracts and he is engaged in a number of business and civic endeavors in Austin, Houston and throughout Texas.
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits
United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), 2003-2023
- Lawyer of the Year – Austin, Litigation – First Amendment, 2018
- Commercial Litigation, 2008-2023
- Litigation – First Amendment, 2011-2023
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2011-2023
- Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2011-2023
- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Member, Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee
- Life Fellow, Houston and Texas Bar Foundations
- Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors
- Board Member, The Kinkaid School, Texas Cultural Trust, and The LBJ Foundation
- Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 30, 2021Newsletters
JW Media | VIA ePostcard – August 2021
View the August 2021 edition of the JW Media | VIA ePostcard.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
October 30, 2020Newsletters
JW Media | VIA ePostcard – October 2020
Featuring “US Supreme Court Grabs Attention of Tech Giants as Past Immunity Granted by Section 230 Is Called Into Question,” “Establishment of Press Council Marks Milestone in Reform Process,” “The First Amendment Is the Soul of Our Democracy,” “Here We Are Now, Entertain Us,” and Firm-related news and highlights.
August 20, 2020Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”
Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.
August 20, 2019Newsletters
JW Media | VIA ePostcard – August 2019
Featuring Bob Latham’s involvement in providing input on Facebook’s proposed Oversight Board; Jackson Walker’s appellate win for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; The Best Lawyers in America‘s 2020 edition recognizing Jackson Walker’s First Amendment and media law attorneys; and more.
October 19, 2018Attorney News
Former Law School Associate Dean John Beckworth Joins Jackson Walker
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of John Beckworth as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Austin office.