John Bickel



Dallas, TX



Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Class Action - Master Card and Visa

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 1976
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    • Bachelor of Science - 1970

Published Works

  • "Professionalism: Virture or a Byword for the Old Boy Network", Texas Lawyer
  • "Civil Evidence", 45 Southwestern Law Journal 1345
  • "With Justice for Some, But Mediation for All", Texas Lawyer
  • Etiquette of the Advocate, Texas Lawyer
  • "By a Jury of Your Peers", Texas Lawyer
  • "Keep Raising the Curtain", Texas Lawyer
  • Chapter 13, "Exhibits and Other Evidence of the Case", Lawyers Cooperative Federal Practice Guide, American Inns of Court Series, 1999
  • "The Art of the Jury Trial"

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Voted One of "The Best Lawyers in Texas," Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" and "AV Preeminent"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, Chairman, Litigation Committee, 1982 to 1983
  • New York State Bar, Member, 1990 to Present
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Executive Committee
  • Citizens for a Qualified Judiciary, Member
  • Inns of Court, Member, Markey-Wigmore Chapter
  • West Point Association of Graduates, Trustee
  • New York Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Captain, JAGC, Infantry Officer, 1976 to 1979
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation