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John Atkins focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on work related to insurance, including provider-side healthcare litigation and coverage disputes. John also helps clients secure suitable insurance, draft and understand release and indemnity provisions, and draft contractual insurance terms in connection with deals, and can assist on a wide range of other insurance and indemnity related topics. Apart from insurance, he is an experienced oil and gas title and eminent domain litigator.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Received a first-tier ranking in Dallas for Insurance Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jorge Solis, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Michael Simon, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2013
  • Policy Analyst, Oregon Insurance Division, 2009-2012
  • Legislative Assistant to the Hon. Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon Legislature, 2008-2009
  • Legislative Assistant to the Hon. Greg Macpherson, Oregon Legislature, 2006-2007

Honors & Affiliations


  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2015, magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; SMU Law Review Association, Associate Managing Editor; Board of Advocates; OutLaw
  • B.A., 2006, Willamette University; Dean’s List; Forensics/Debate Team


  • Texas

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