John T. Flood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Corpus Christi, TX

Flood & Flood
 | 802 N. Carancahua, Suite 900
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-0013
Phone: 361-654-8877
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Handling cases of personal injury, traumatic injury, refinery accidents, rollover accident cases, truck accidents and motor vehicle accidents, John T. Flood has a long list of successful results as an attorney at Flood & Flood. Serving clients throughout the United States, he is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has nearly three decades of experience.

Mr. Flood is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, the State Bar of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. A graduate of Regis University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, then attended St. Mary’s University of San Antonio to obtain a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Flood is a recipient of the Corpus Christi Bar Association's Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award; a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; he is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America; a member of Lawyers of Distinction; and is listed in The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 Trial Lawyers Senior Counsel.  For over 15-years, Mr. Flood has held the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results.

Some of Mr. Flood’s successes include a $50 million award for a products liability suit; a $13 million+ settlement in a fraud and wrongful foreclosure case; and an $11,300,000 jury verdict in an oilfield negligence case.  He also helped obtain the largest jury verdict in the history of Waco’s federal court with a $6 million verdict for his client. Mr. Flood focuses his tireless work ethic and empathy to help those who have lost children or loved ones.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015, 2017 - 2019

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About John Flood

Admitted: 1990, Texas

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  • Mr. Flood is a Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Member, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Mr. Flood is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2018
  • Mr. Flood is a Member of Lawyers of Distinction, Member, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • 2009 Paul W. Nye Professionalism Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, 2009

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2011.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Texas; Supreme Court of Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Corpus Christi and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Texas; Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; American Association of Justice; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Admitted: 1990, Texas; Supreme Court of Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Justice Paul Nye Professionalism Award, Corpus Christi Bar Association, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Current Chair of the Board of Directors, Corpus Christi Metro Ministries., 2019
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2005 Harris Martin Benzene Litigation Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.


  • INDUSTRIAL PLANT EXPLOSION.  Mr. Flood is currently prosecuting the claims arising out of the tragic 2016 fuel tank explosion at a Corpus Christi asphalt plant that claimed the life of father, husband and son, Angel De La Torre, and looks forward to a 2020 trial., 2019
  • PREMISES LIABILITY.  Mr. Flood prosecuted the claims of a mother of an 8-year-old little boy who was needlessly killed by a rusted steel light pole that fell on him in a restaurant parking lot. Digging through years of evidence, John discovered the pole’s maintenance was negligent. A confidential settlement was reached with the pole owners, designers and maintenance companies., 2018
  • Davis, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., 2017
  • PROPANE TANK EXPLOSION. Mr. Flood reached a confidential settlement for his 13-year-old client who was severely burned in a propane tank explosion. Mr. Flood and his client want to acknowledge and thank the doctors and nurses and caretakers at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas for the extraordinary care they provided, and continue to provide, his client. Please consider making a donation to Shriners to support the amazing love, care and support it provides catastrophically burned children:, 2019
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY.  Mr. Flood represented the Arredondo family whose beautiful baby boy was killed when a 100-pound television fell from a flimsy AV cart. His groundbreaking work led to a confidential resolution of the case shortly before a jury trial., 2015
  • Kingsley Properties v. San Jacinto

  • Browning v. Colonial Freight Lines...

  • Product Liability: Millangue v. Pentron. Confidential settlement. Mr. Flood represented the family of a man who had never smoked yet died of lung cancer. Mr. Flood’s investigation revealed that his client had worked on dental appliances containing various toxins, including beryllium. Mr. Flood’s work on dosage and causation in this case (possibly the first of its kind) helped secure a settlement for his client’s surviving family members.   Juarez v. Ford. Confidential settlement. Mr. Flood represented the family of a man who was killed when the roof on a Ford F250 completely buckled in a rollover.  A quick investigation showed a stronger roof would have saved the father of four.   Benzene cases.  Since 1995, Mr. Flood has represented people all over the country who have been injured or killed by benzene, a byproduct of crude oil that can cause a form of cancer called acute myelogenous leukemia. Mr. Flood has secured settlements for many families whose loved ones suffered and died from this terrible disease.   Mr. Flood also has represented clients who have been injured or poisoned by other products and devices, including denture cream, Reglan/Metoclopramide, DePuy hip implants and Darvon/Darvocet.
  • Inadequate Security Cases: Zapata v. Denny’s. Mr. Flood’s client was stabbed by a drunken patron at a Denny’s restaurant.  After winning a favorable verdict at trial, the case was settled confidentially.
  • Highway Construction Defect Cases: Contreras v. Haas-Anderson. Total settlement: $2.75 million. After deducting legal fees of $1,080,265 and expenses of $69,735, the client received $1.6 million. Mr. Flood was retained within days of the accident and was able to videotape and photograph the dangerous pavement drop-off that caused the accident before the construction company was able to cover it up.
  • False Imprisonment: Mr. Flood has handled many lawsuits arising out of false imprisonment, including the case of a man held against his will by shopping mall security, a man killed by apartment security guards, a witness falsely arrested for failing to appear for a deposition, and a customer falsely imprisoned by a grocery store. All of these lawsuits led to confidential settlements for Mr. Flood’s clients.
  • Railroad Crossing Litigation: Mr. Flood has represented families who have lost loved ones killed by poorly designed or malfunctioning railroad crossings. Such cases require a particularly quick response in order to preserve key evidence.
  • Motorcycle Injury and Death Cases: September 2017 - CA No. 2:14-CV-00455; Acosta v. Suomy, et al. in the Southern District of Texas: John and his co-counsel David Bright won a $50,642,242 product liability federal court judgment against Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Suomy, S.p.A., in, arising out of the tragic and avoidable death of a young father.Browning v. Colonial Freight, confidential settlement. Represented client who was blamed by police after colliding with an 18-wheeler. Mr. Flood’s investigation showed that the truck driver was at fault and a federal court jury in Waco, Texas agreed.   John has also represented the families of motorcyclists killed and injured by dangerous highway defects.
  • Industrial Accidents: Brown v. Texas Molecular. Mr. Flood was asked by the legendary trial lawyer David Perry to assist in this case involving the tragic poisoning death of a client at a hazardous waste facility. A thorough investigation led to a confidential pre-trial settlement.   For 20 years, Mr. Flood has worked on cases involving injuries and deaths that have occurred in the oil & gas, refining, waste, chemical, pipeline, and electrical industries.
  • Pollution and Property Damage Cases: Mr. Flood has successfully represented landowners whose property was polluted by refineries, oil & gas exploration and production, smelters, utilities, and other commercial facilities.

Educational Background:

  • Regis University, Denver, Colo., B.A. 1986

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Office Location for John T. Flood

802 N. Carancahua
Suite 900
Corpus Christi, TX 78401-0013

Phone: 361-654-8877

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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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