SOURCE: Slack & Davis

September 19, 2011 12:57 ET

Slack & Davis Brings in Another High-Profile Plaintiff's Attorney From the Metroplex

John Jose Enhances S&D's Growing Practice With Expertise in Oilfield, Electrical and Trucking Injuries

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - There's a legal dream team forming in the state of Texas. Just months after announcing that Paula Fisette Sweeney has joined Slack & Davis, L.L.P. (www.slackdavis.com), dramatically enhancing and expanding the firm's major personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, S&D announced today that John Jose, formerly of Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, L.L.P., has joined the burgeoning legal powerhouse.

Jose, who started his firm in 1984, said that he leaves his fellow attorneys in Ft. Worth on amicable grounds.

"This decision was really more about the opportunity to work with Mike (Slack) and Mike (Davis) as well as Paula, who is a rock star," said Jose. "I believe that what Slack & Davis has done with its aviation as well as its diverse personal injury practice is a formula that can be duplicated in two practice areas that I feel very passionate about -- accidents in the oil & gas and electrical industries. Combining my legal expertise in these areas with a proven platform will make my practice national in scope."

While many of Jose's successes in the aforementioned practice areas go unreported because of confidentiality agreements, others have been reported, illustrating his capability as a plaintiff's attorney.

One example of this occurred recently when he secured a $24 million settlement against a trucking company, which was found liable in an accident that killed a Tarrant County mother. The settlement was one of the county's largest in a wrongful death suit involving a single fatality.

"Time and time again, John has proven himself as a steward for those who have been harmed through the fault of others," said S&D co-founder and partner Mike Davis. "His experience will be invaluable at our firm, not just for the cases where he serves as the lead, but as an example and teacher for our younger attorneys."

Slack agreed, and added the growth potential of Jose's practice was also attractive.

"John is a remarkably talented attorney, who has a lot to offer in these practice areas," said Slack. "With the contacts and reach we have developed as a successful law firm, we believe we offer a platform for growing his practice exponentially."

About John S. Jose
John S. Jose was born in Wichita, Kansas. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Methodist University in 1981. That same year, he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. John is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association of Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director), Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Specialization. Texas Monthly Magazine recognized him as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of Product Liability. He is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that other attorneys rank John at the highest level of professional excellence. John is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Slack & Davis
Founded in 1993, Slack & Davis represents plaintiffs in litigation that arises from severe injuries and death from air crashes; auto, commercial trucking or tractor-trailer collisions; oilfield and gas explosions; harmful prescription or over-the-counter drugs; defective medical devices and other dangerous products; medical malpractice; construction site accidents and general negligence. The firm now has 10 attorneys, with offices in Austin, Dallas and Ft. Worth.

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