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John Mercy


Texarkana, TX





John Mercy concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, product liability, mediation and civil appeals. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants and has successfully litigated numerous cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, nursing home litigation and business disputes. Mr. Mercy also has experience in automobile litigation, professional liability litigation, and class actions. In addition, Mr. Mercy has served as a mediator or arbitrator in over 750 cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Austin College
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - East Texas, President, 1999
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Director, 1995 to 1998
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director, 1986 to 1989
  • Texas Association of School Board Attorneys
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
  • Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas, President, 2006 to 2007
  • Texarkana Bar Association, President, 1999 to 2000
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association, President, 2005 to 2006
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Member, 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2003 to 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Justice Charles Bleil, Associate Justice 6th Court of Appeal, Law Clerk
John R. Mercy
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