John R.W. Cracken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Cracken Law Firm PC
 | 3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 610
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-223-4334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

PRACTICE: Civil litigation (principally, class action and mass action litigation).

Mr. Cracken represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation. He often serves as general counsel for his clients identifying their best claims, identifying and recruiting the best law firms to jointly represent his clients in the prosecution of their claims, and then participating in the related litigation.

For example:

Today, Mr. Cracken is co-counsel in the joint representation of (1) more than 100,000 consumers in Georgia in connection with the prosecution of their class claims for recovery of damages caused by Georgia’s largest state bank in the administration of its automated overdraft program, (2) more than 1,100 clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by transvaginal mesh, (3) more than 3,500 clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by Pradaxa® or Xarelto® , (4) more than 6,000 clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by interior vena cava filters, (5) more than 2,300 clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by cosmetic talc, (6) more than 56,000 corn producers (e.g., farmers) and non-producers (e.g., elevators) throughout the Midwest in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by the premature launch of Viptera® and Duracade™ GMO corn seed , (7) more than 800 clients across the country in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by Invokana®, and (8) more than 1,000 clients in the DFW area in connection with the prosecution of their individual claims for recovery of damages caused by motor-vehicle wrecks.

Further, in recent years, Mr. Cracken has been co-counsel in the joint representation of (1) more than 100 clients across the country in the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by the negligence of directors and officers in the mismanagement of an aircraft-manufacturing company, (2) more than 100,000 clients across the country in the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by consumer-reporting agencies in connection with violations of the Fair Credit Report Act (in which litigation Mr. Cracken and his co-counsel filed more than 70,000 individual Texas state court cases), and (3) more than 100 clients across the country in the prosecution of their claims for recovery of damages caused by Infuse® Bone Grafts.

Since 2010, Mr. Cracken has been co-counsel in the joint representation of clients in more than 25 of the 50 states.

RECENT SETTLEMENTS (2012-17)

$1,500,000,000 (2018) ― Settlement in connection with federal MDL No. 2591 and state MDL No. 3785.

$10,089,589 (2017) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2327.

$4,168,413 (2016-17) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2326.

$19,084,345 (2014-16) ― Settlements in connection with Texas breach of contract and bad faith claims to recover damages caused by insurance companies.

$52,000,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by a fixed-based operator, fuel distributor, fuel refiner, and pilot.

$3,170,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325.

$22,110,756 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325.

$4,362,668 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2387.

$34,000,000 (2014) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program.

$6,900,000 (2013) ― A settlement in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of a company.

$27,738,002 (2013) ― Settlements in connection with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act claims to recover damages caused by a consumer-reporting agency.

$5,600,000 (2012) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program.

$41,155,500 (2012) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of an aircraft-manufacturing company.

RECENT HONORS

2018 AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell (also, AV Preeminent in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997).

2018 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters company (also, a Super Lawyer in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013).

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin (BBA, 1984); and, University of Texas at Austin School of Law (JD, 1987).

Intramural competition: First Place, Best Advocate, Best Brief, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition; Finalist, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition.

National competition: National Champion, ATLA (AAJ) Mock Trial Competition; Member, National Moot Court Team.

Honors: Member, Order of the Barrister; Member, Tau Beta Pi; President, Phi Eta Sigma; Goodfellow Award, Cactus Yearbook.

Service organizations: Member, Texas Wranglers; Board member, University Co-op.

ADMISSIONS

Admitted: State of Texas (1987); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

 
Practice Areas
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Class Action/Mass Torts (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About John Cracken

Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.legaldirectories.com/Cracken-John-R-W-649302-Atty...

Honors/Awards:

  • Finalist, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition
  • Member, Order of the Barrister
  • Good Fellow Award, Cactus Yearbook
  • National Champion, ATLA (AAJ) Mock Trial Competition
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell®, 1997 - 2012
  • First Place, Best Advocate, Best Brief, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition
  • Member, National Moot Court Team
  • President, Phi Eta Sigma
  • Top Rated Lawyers®, Mass Tort Litigation, Corporation Counsel and The American Lawyer, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board member, University Co-op
  • Member, Texas Wranglers

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • RECENT SETTLEMENTS (2012-17): $1,500,000,000 (2017) ― Settlement in connection with federal MDL No. 2591 and state MDL No. 3785; $10,089,589 (2017) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2327; $4,168,413 (2016-17) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2326; $19,084,345 (2014-16) ― Settlements in connection with Texas breach of contract and bad faith claims to recover damages caused by insurance companies; $52,000,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by a fixed-based operator, fuel distributor, fuel refiner, and pilot; $3,170,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325; $22,110,756 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325; $4,362,668 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2387; $34,000,000 (2014) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program; $6,900,000 (2013) ― A settlement in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of a company; $27,738,002 (2013) ― Settlements in connection with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act claims to recover damages caused by a consumer-reporting agency; $5,600,000 (2012) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program; $41,155,500 (2012) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of an aircraft-manufacturing company.

Transactions:

  • RECENT SETTLEMENTS (2012-17): $1,500,000,000 (2017) ― Settlement in connection with federal MDL No. 2591 and state MDL No. 3785; $10,089,589 (2017) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2327; $4,168,413 (2016-17) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2326; $19,084,345 (2014-16) ― Settlements in connection with Texas breach of contract and bad faith claims to recover damages caused by insurance companies; $52,000,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by a fixed-based operator, fuel distributor, fuel refiner, and pilot; $3,170,000 (2015) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325; $22,110,756 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2325; $4,362,668 (2014) ― Settlements in connection with MDL No. 2387; $34,000,000 (2014) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program; $6,900,000 (2013) ― A settlement in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of a company; $27,738,002 (2013) ― Settlements in connection with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act claims to recover damages caused by a consumer-reporting agency; $5,600,000 (2012) ― A settlement in connection with Georgia statutory claims to recover damages caused by a state bank in the illegal administration of its automated overdraft program; $41,155,500 (2012) ― Settlements in connection with New Mexico negligence claims to recover damages caused by directors and officers in the mismanagement of an aircraft-manufacturing company.

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1984
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Office Location for John R.W. Cracken

3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Ste. 610
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-223-4334

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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