Biography

        John V. Elick, a native of Bellville, Texas, received his college and law degrees from the University of Texas in Austin.

        After practicing law in Austin for six years, John Elick began practicing law in Bellville, Texas, representing clients in a variety of civil and criminal litigation.  His cases cover areas involving toxic torts, personal injury, oil and gas disputes, land title disputes, family law, and business litigation. In 2002, he was recognized for having one of the
100 largest personal injury verdicts for a single plaintiff in the nation.  Mr. Elick’s appellate cases have been cited as authoritative in diverse fields of law including: criminal law (Ebarb v. State, 598 S.W.2d 842, on search and seizure; Brashear v. State, 985 S.W.2d 474, on abuse of discretion in punishment; Ex parte Stamnitz, 768 S.W.2d 461, on nullity of conviction), mineral rights in oil and gas (Elick v. Champlin, 697 S.W.2d 1), real estate foreclosure (Rinyu v. Teal, 593 S.W.2d 759), personal injury (Rosenboom Machine & Tool v. Machala, 995 S.W.2d 817), community property (Nelson v. Citizens Bank & Trust, 881 S.W.2d 128), civil procedure (Krchnak v. Fulton, 759 S.W.2d 524), homestead rights (Farrington v. First National Bank of Bellville, 753 S.W.2d 248), insurance law (Duty v. Ignasiak, 633 S.W.2d 654), child paternity (In Interest of T.E.T, 603 S.W.2d 793), interest/usury (Freeman v. Gonzales County Savings & Loan, 526 S.W.2d 774), property rights (Allen v. Rodriguez, 480 S.W.2d 270), and damages in a horse kicking case (Virginia City Dancehall & Saloon v. Reed, 1995 WL 417049).

        John V. Elick is a Texas rancher, raising longhorn cattle and Quarter horses and operates his ranch,
Texas Ranch Life, as a guest ranch. He presently trains his own cutting horses and enjoys competing in the NCHA competitions.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1968
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law, 1972
Law Practice
  • Admitted to the Bar of the State of Texas, 1971
  • Argued before the United States Supreme Court, 1981
  • Argued before the United States District Court, Western District, 1978
  • Argued before the United States District Court, Southern District, 1978
Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas, 1971
  • Austin County Bar Association 1976


JOHN V. ELICK LAW OFFICE
7 NORTH HARRIS STREET
P. O. BOX 803
BELLVILLE, TEXAS 77413
office:        979/865-3647
fax:                979/865-9461
email:        elickjohn@yahoo.com



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