John B. Beckworth
John Beckworth joined the firm as of counsel in our Austin office in 2018. A Texas practitioner for almost forty years, John offers extensive experience in the energy, litigation, and arbitration practices. He is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
John practiced law in Houston from 1983-2013. He joined The University of Texas School of Law in Austin in 2013, where he served as an associate dean from 2013-2018, and continues as faculty member and lecturer in Oil and Gas law. 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.), 2003-2024
- AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Member, Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee
- Life Fellow, Houston and Texas Bar Foundations
- Member and Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors
- Trustee, LBJ Foundation
- Board Member, Texas Cultural Trust
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
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
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
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
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
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of John Beckworth as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Austin office.