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Jack P. Driskill

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Jack P. Driskill 

Mr. Driskill is the managing partner of the Firm. He heads the banking and commercial law section of the Firm. He has extensive experience in the representation of financial institutions. He is a founding member of the Texas Bank Lawyers Association and has served as a Director on two different occasions.

Mr. Driskill has a sophisticated transactional practice and serves as general counsel of several companies, including developers and owner of apartment projects. The transactional practice is focused on real estate, oil & gas and the structuring of business entities.

Mr. Driskill also works with high net worth individuals and families in their estate planning through the use of family limited partnerships and generation skipping trusts to transfer their family business and assets from generation to generation.

He was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Law Review in 1970-1971 and was the highest ranking graduate of his class from law school. He earned his Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Chemistry, from Texas Tech University in 1964 and worked as a geophysicist for Amoco for four years.

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law

Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence 1970

Editor in Chief – Texas Tech Law Review

Rank 1/50 (highest weighted cumulative average) Order of the Forum (Honorary Legal Fraternity) Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (1964)

Licenses:

Supreme Court of Texas

United States District Court

Northern District of Texas

United States Court of appeals, Fifth Circuit United States Claims Court

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Organizations:

State Bar of Texas, Member

Lubbock County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Texas Association of Bank Counsel (Director 1992-1995; 2016-2019)

Civic Services:

North Overton Tax Increment Finance District Chairman of the Board

Texas Tech University

Chancellor’s Council

Timothy T. Pridmore

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Mr. Pridmore prosecutes and defends business and personal injury litigation for individual and corporate clients in both state and federal courts. As to some of his corporate clients, Mr. Pridmore acts as their general counsel. This includes litigation, transactional, and employment related services. He is a member of the Texas Bar, Texas Bar Foundation, is a Master of the Texas Tech Inn of Courts, and was previously on the Lubbock County Young Lawyer’s Board of Directors. He was also selected to the National Order of Barristers. Mr. Pridmore won two National Moot Court Championships and Best Brief award while attending South Texas College of Law in Houston. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in 1989. While attending Texas Tech University, he worked for Dean Witter Reynolds as an Account Executive, where he obtained his securities license.

Professional Experience:

McWhorter, Cobb & Johnson, LLP Partner, 1993 – present

Practice Areas:

Civil litigation in federal and state courts, with a concentration in commercial/business, employment and personal injury litigation, oil and gas litigation and corporate/transactional related work.

Education:

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence 1993

Advocacy Scholarships; American Bar Association National Moot Court Champion; Vanderbilt University; National Moot Court Champion;

Phi Delta Phi (Honorary Legal Fraternity)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics (1989) Sigma Chi Fraternity

Licenses:

Supreme Court of Texas

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit U.S. District Courts:

Northern District of Texas Western District of Texas Eastern District of Texas

National Security Licenses

Series 7 and 63, 1988-1993

Professional Organizations:

Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Texas Tech Inn of Courts Master, National Order of Banisters

State Bar of Texas, Member, Litigation Section

Lubbock County Bar Association

Prior Officer and Board of Directors/Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association, Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2000

American Inns of Court (Garland M. Walker Chapter) 1992-1993 (student member)

Legal and Advocacy Awards:

Texas Lawyer Verdicts Hall of Fame 2013 Top Texas Verdicts 2012

Speaker and presenter at various conferences

Civic Services:

Lubbock Area Foundation Board of Directors/Executive Committee – 2015-present Museum of Texas Tech University Museum Association Trustee, 2016 – Present

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Maestro Circle 2013-2014 Lubbock Assembly Club 2008-present

Lubbock Monterey Baseball Booster Club

Texas Tech Spurs Society

Prior Midwest Little League Coach & Board of Directors Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Past Elder, Deacon and Teacher Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 1999-2002 Coronado Neighborhood Assoc. Board, 1997-2000

Texas Tech University Chancellors Council Advisory Board of Directors, 2001-2004 Texas Tech Library Board, 1999-2002

Texas Tech Museum Acquisition Board, 2001 – 2003 Numerous charitable and political work and events

R. Michael McCauley, Jr.

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Mr. McCauley was admitted to the Texas bar in 1996. Mr. McCauley prosecutes and defends general civil litigation in federal and state courts, with this primary emphasis in commercial/business transactions and litigation, banking law, oil and gas transactions, personal injury litigation, administrative law, bankruptcy law for creditors, professional malpractice and insurance defense and employment law. He represents both corporate and individual clients, and has been involved in prominent litigation throughout the State of Texas. He also assists his clients with their needs in structuring business entities and negotiating business ventures and transactions.

Professional Experience

McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, LLP Partner, 2001-Present Associate, 1996-2000

Law Clerk, 1995-1996

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, 1996,

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Bachelor of Art (English), 1993

Licenses

Supreme Court of Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts: Northern District of Texas; Southern District of Texas; Western District of Texas; Eastern District of Texas

Professional Organizations

State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar Foundation

Life Fellow Lubbock County Bar Association

Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Texas Tech University Inn of the Court Master, 2015-Present: Barrister, 2013-2015

Farm, Ranch & Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute Chairman, 2004-2005: Committee Member, 2000-2010

West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association: Pro-Tem Secretary, 1999-2000

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association: President, 2001-2002; President-Elect, 2000-2001; Treasurer, 1999-2000; Secretary, 1998-1999

Legal Research Board, Texas Tech University, School of Law, 1995-1996

The Texas Bank Lawyer, 1994-1996; Student Editor, 1995-1996

Civic Organizations

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Executive Committee, 2015-Present

South Plains Food Bank: Summer of Sharing Committee Member, 2012-Present

ARCS Foundation, Inc., Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Advisory Board 2002-2003

Frenship Youth Baseball Coach, 1997-2007

Voluntary Service

Volunteer Representative Florida Tallahassee Missions,

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7/1987-6/1989

Awards

Texas Lawyer Verdicts Hall of Fame, 2013

Top Texas Verdicts in 2012 ($118,000,000)

Outstanding Young Lawyer, Lubbock County, 2001-2002 John H. Splawn, Jr., Memorial Endowed Scholarship

American Jurisprudence Award (Legal Research and Writing), 1993 Eagle Scout

Gwynn P. Martin

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Mrs. Martin primarily practices in the areas of general commercial transactions, real estate, probate, trust and estate planning, non-profit organizations and banking law. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University magna cum laude in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. Mrs. Martin later graduated with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1997. Mrs. Martin has served as an officer and director of Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association and as an Officer and Director of South Plains Trust and Estate Council. She has been associated with the firm since her graduation.

Practice Areas:

Probate

Trust Law

Estate Planning

Real Estate

Commercial Law

Banking Law

Non-Profit Organizations

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence (1997), Cum Laude

Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Science (1986), Magna Cum Laude

Licenses:

United States District Court: Northern District of Texas

Professional Organizations:

Lubbock County Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association: Director, 1999-001; Secretary 2001-2002

Texas Association of Bank Counsel

South Plains Trust and Estate Council: Director (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); Officer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Awards:

Lubbock County Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas: 2003 John Crews Bro Bono Lawyer of the Year

 

James L. Stevens

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Mr. Stevens works on Real Estate and Probate issues for individuals and corporate clients. Mr. Stevens worked as corporate counsel for Stewart Title of Lubbock, Inc., for seven years before joining the firm. As such, he developed expertise in curing title defects as well as valuable experience in complex real estate transactions. Mr. Stevens represents several area and regional banking institutions focusing on commercial loans. Mr. Stevens also works closely with title companies in the Lubbock area.

Practice Areas:

Real Estate

Banking

Probate

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence (1997), Cum Laude

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), Canyon, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Major – History, Minor – Physics (1994)

Magna Cum Laude

Licenses:

United States District Court: Northern District of Texas

Supreme Court of New Mexico

Professional Organizations:

State Bar of Texas

Lubbock County Bar Association

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

Civic Services:

Boy Scouts of America: Scout Master, Troop 550

Eagle Scout

Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Southern California

Todd J. Johnston

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Mr. Johnston was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2005 and the New Mexico Bar in 2016. Mr. Johnston’s primary emphasis is in business and consumer bankruptcy law representing both creditors and debtors. Mr. Johnston also practices in the areas of general commercial/business transactions and litigation, banking law, personal injury litigation, probate, trust and estate planning. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Johnston served as both an intelligence officer and instructor in the United States Air Force. He completed his military service in 2002 after a seven year career highlighted by his involvement in the U-2 aerial reconnaissance program and a ROTC professorship at Louisiana State University.

Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy

Commercial/Business Transactions and Litigation

Banking Law

Personal Injury Litigation

Estate Planning

Probate

Education:

The University of Texas School of Law Austin, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence (2005)

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Masters in Public Management, Finance (1997)

United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bachelor of Science, Economics (1995) Distinguished Graduate, ranked 20/994

Licenses:

Supreme Court of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court: Northern District of Texas Southern District of Texas Western District of Texas Eastern District of Texas

Supreme Court of New Mexico

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit United States District Court, District of New Mexico

Professional Organizations:

Lubbock County Bar Association

Former Board Member

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association Former President

Civic Services:

The Rotary Club of Lubbock

St. Johns Legal Clinic

Cub Scouts

Usher, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sarah Hegi Simpson

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Mrs. Simpson focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) including the preparation and prosecution of applications for patents, trademarks, and service marks. Mrs. Simpson is licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Additional services she offers include registration of copyrights, strategic IP counseling, and patent validity and infringement opinions. Mrs. Simpson graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2010.

Practice Areas:

General Practice

Intellectual Property

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence (2010) Magna Cum Laude

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Bachelor of Science (2007) Magna Cum Laude

Licenses:

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Texas Supreme Court

United State District Court

Northern District of Texas

Honors & Awards:

CALI Excellence for the Future Award Recipient: Texas Trial & Appellate Procedure

American Jurisprudence Award Recipient: Business Entities; and Oil & Gas

Professional Organizations:

State Bar of Texas

Intellectual Property Section of American Bar Association

Lubbock County Bar Association

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

Michael J. Zant

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While developing a general legal practice, Mr. Zant practices in the areas of commercial/business transactions, oil and gas, estate planning, probate and general litigation . Mr. Zant graduated from New Mexico State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2014. During law school, Mr. Zant gained experience working as a law clerk at a number of places, including Lynch Chappell & Alsup in Midland, Texas, Sprouse Shrader Smith in Amarillo, Texas, Texas Tech University’s Department of Athletics, the 99th District Court of Lubbock County, Texas, and McWhorter, Cobb & Johnson, LLP.

Practice Areas:

Complex Commercial Transactions

Business Entities

Estate Planning/Probate

Oil & Gas

General Practice

General Litigation

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law–Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Magna Cum Laude (2014) 

New Mexico State University–Las Cruces, New Mexico

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Honors (2011)

Professional Organizations:

South Plains Trust & Estate Council

Lubbock County Young Lawyer’s Association

Lubbock Area Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards:

NMSU Football Team 2005-2010 (Team Captain 2010)

NMSU College of Agriculture Dean’s Award for Leadership Excellence (2011)

Eagle Scout

Jeremy R. Burkett

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Mr. Burkett is growing a family law practice while maintaining a general practice in both commercial/business transactions, and general litigation matters.  He is a member of the Texas Bar, Lubbock County Bar Association, and Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association.  Prior to enrolling at Texas Tech University School of Law, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a business minor from Texas Christian University.  While attending law school, he clerked at McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, LLP, was a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, and competed in moot court competitions.  Mr. Burkett officially joined the Firm as an associate in 2016.

Practice Areas:

Family law, commercial/business transactions, and general litigation.

Education: 

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence 2016 Cum Laude, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Bachelor of Science and General Minor, Business (2012), Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Professional Organizations:

 State Bar of Texas, Member

 Lubbock County Bar Association

 Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

D. Thomas Johnson

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Mr. Johnson is a general litigator with extensive experience in insurance, railroad, and professional malpractice defense and business litigation. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served as President of the Lubbock County Bar Association, Director of the State Bar of Texas, and Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation. He graduated from Indiana University and from the University of Texas Law School in 1966.

Education:

University of Texas School of Law Austin, Texas

Doctor of Jurisprudence 1966 Phi Alpha Delta (Legal)

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana B.A., 1961

Licenses:

United States Supreme Court Supreme Court of Texas

United States Court of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit

For the Eleventh Circuit For the Federal Circuit United States District Court

Northern District of Texas Eastern District of Texas Western District of Texas Southern District of Texas

United States Court of Claims

Certification:

Board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Professional Organizations:

State Bar of Texas

Board of Directors 1984-87

Member, Litigation Section, Tort and Compensation Section, and School Law Section

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Member, Advisory Commission

Civil Trial Law, 1979-84

Chairman, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Committee on Legal Specialization Texas Bar Foundation

Sustaining Life FellowTrustee 1987-90 Lubbock County Bar Association

Treasurer 1970-71

Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1976-78

Board of Directors 1973-75, 1977-81 President 1979-80

American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar Association of Fifth Federal CircuitFederation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Texas Association of Defense Counsel National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Texas Association of Railroad Trial Counsel