John H. Lovell


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John H. Lovell was admitted to the bar in 1984 and practices in the areas of Business, Energy, and Commercial Law. Prior to attending Baylor Law School, John utilized his agronomy degree from Texas Tech University as a rancher near Clarendon, Texas. John is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Specialization. He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2005. John has been a director of Texas Lawyers Insurance Exchange since 2009.

John has the distinction of trying as lead counsel two related federal racketeering (RICO) cases in the Northern District of Texas. These RICO cases involved complicated racketeering activities in multiple states. Voluminous discovery uncovered interstate transportation of stolen property, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, commercial bribery and income tax evasion. The clients received favorable damage awards in both cases. These two cases lead to four federal felony convictions. To learn more about the results from Southwest Hide Company v. Fred Goldston, you can follow these links: Court’s Charge to the Jury; Jury’s Verdict; Final Judgment.

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Education & Academic Honors

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Professional Recognition

Published & Unpublished Opinions

Oil & Gas Disputes

Regulatory Preemption

Federal Procedure

Crime-Fraud Exception to Lawyer Client Privilege

Bank Conversion

Wills and Trusts

Contested Guardianship

Real Estate

Cattle Transactions

Racketeering (RICO)

Insurance Coverage




Franchise Agreements, Arbitration

Products Liability

Civil Theft


Legal Malpractice Defense

Appellate Procedure

Procedure and Default Judgments

Personal Injury

Breach of Fiduciary Duty



Bankruptcy Jurisdiction

  • Artho v. Happy State Bank (In re Artho), 587 B.R. 866 (Bankr. N.D.Tex., 2018)
  • Lone Star State Bank of West Texas v. Rabo Agrifinance, LLC (In re: Waggoner Cattle, LLC), No. 18-20126-RLJ-11, 2019 WL 469367, at *1 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Feb. 6, 2019)
  • Lone Star State Bank of West Texas v. Waggoner (In re Waggoner Cattle, LLC), No. 18-20126-RLJ-11, 2018 WL 6060351, at *1 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Nov. 19, 2018)
  • In re Artho, 587 B.R. 866 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 2018)

5th Amendment Privilege

  • In re Nat. Gas Consulting & Measurement, LLC, No. 07-18-00309-CV, 2018 WL 3968238 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Aug. 17, 2018, no pet.)

Personal Achievements

  • Eagle Scout 1968, Boy Scouts of America

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Attorneys Licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas