John V. Jansonius

John V. Jansonius

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
 | 2323 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-953-5970
Fax: 214-661-6867
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    John V. Jansonius has 39 years experience in labor and employment law. He focuses his practice on:  contractual and compensation negotiations and disputes with corporate officers and managers; defense of employment discrimination claims and wrongful discharge claims; collective bargaining, representation cases, and unfair labor practice claims under the National Labor Relations Act; denial of benefits claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; and advising on employment and labor aspects of business transactions. He has represented clients in numerous jury and non-jury trials in state and federal court and has presented oral arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts of appeals.

    Practice Expertise

    Over his 36 years in practice, John has served as lead counsel in countless employment litigation cases; counsel to management on executive compensation and employee relations aspects in a wide variety of business transactions; management counsel in collective bargaining, contract administration, and unfair labor practice defense in the labor relations context; and he routinely works with corporate counsel, executive management, and human resources to resolve specific employee relations issues and to develop programs and strategies to minimize risk.

    Among John’s specific areas of expertise are:

    • Defense of claims alleging unfair or discriminatory compensation practices
    • Representation of management in union representation cases, unfair labor practice cases, and grievance arbitrations
    • Counseling and representing corporations and other business entities in executive relations and the labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions
    • Arbitration and litigation defense of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims


    • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, Executive Committee
    • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow, 2006-Present
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified – Labor and Employment Law, 1987-Present
    • American Employment Law Council (AELC), 2011-Present
    • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 2008-2011, 2014-Present
    • State Bar of Texas – Labor & Employment Section, Chair, 2004-2005
    • Texas Access to Justice Commission, Commissioner, 2014-Present
    • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee for District 6, Panel Chair, 2013-2014
    • State Bar of Texas – Legislative Policy Committee, Chair, 2015-Present
    • State Bar of Texas – Client Security Fund, Chair,  2010-2011
    • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Dallas Bar Association
      • Judicial Committee, Co-Chair, 2014
      • New Laws/Legislation Committee, Chair, 1995
    • North American Transportation Employee Relations Association, President, 2010
    • Industrial Relations Research Association – North Texas Chapter, President, 1987
    • Employment Discrimination Law treatise, Editorial Board, 2013-Present
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Pattern Jury Charges for Employment Litigation, Advisory Committee, 2005-2008
    • General Counsel Forum – DFW Chapter, Board of Directors, 2001-2012
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, 1990-Present
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1980
    • Oklahoma, 2014
    • Minnesota, 1981

    Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits
    • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
    • All courts in Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas


    • Ranked for Labor & Employment – Texas Band 1,Chambers USA, 2016
    • Dallas Lawyer of the Year – Labor and Employment Law, Best Lawyers, 2010, 2012
    • Lawyer of the Year – Labor Law, Best Lawyers, 2014
    • Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers in Texas, Chambers USA
    • Texas Top 100, Texas Monthly – Thompson-Reuters/Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
    • Top 100 Dallas-Fort Worth, multiple years
    Office Location for John V. Jansonius

    2323 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75201

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    Last Updated: 3/11/2020

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