John W. Bickel, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Bickel PLLC
 | 4815 St. Johns Dr, Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-537-8100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Attorney Profile

Attorney John W. Bickel, II, is the founder of the Bickel PLLC law firm, which has office locations in Seattle, Washington, Austin, Texas, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Bickel focuses his practice primarily on high-stakes business litigation for both public and private companies and partnerships throughout the United States.

Mr. Bickel also represents the rights and interests of other attorneys in administrative hearings as well as class action lawsuits for consumers and other plaintiff clients. Currently, he is serving as counsel in a large class action against Mastercard and Visa. Along with commercial litigation and plaintiff class actions, he has extensive experience representing clients dealing with complex and highly contentious divorce matters.

A 1970 honors graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Bickel served several years in the Judge Advocate General's Corps for the U.S. Army. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in 1976. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Bickel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as recognition from Chambers USA. In addition, Texas Monthly magazine voted him among the Top 100 lawyers in the state.

While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association as well as chief justice for the Moot Court Board. He is admitted to practice before the various U.S. district courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A consummate professional, Mr. Bickel is a member of the litigation section of the American Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association, and he serves on the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section. He also holds memberships with several other professional legal organizations, and he has earned a number of appointments to various corporate boards.

Throughout the course of his more than 40 years practicing law, he has become a world-renowned leader in contracts, business torts, anti-trust and securities regulation, commercial real estate, insurance law, intellectual property, oil and gas issues, and many other legal areas.

*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

Business Litigation (100%)

Business Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018

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About John Bickel, II

Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, President, Student Bar Association 
  • Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, A Chief Justice, Moot Court Board and Barristers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Inns of Court, Former Member, Markey-Wigmore Chapter
  • State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, Chairman, Litigation Committee
  • New York State Bar, Member, 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • West Point Association of Graduates, Trustee
  • Citizens for a Qualified Judiciary, Member
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Executive Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, Bachelor of Science, Dean's List Honors

Industry Groups

  • Energy And Petro-Chemical
  • Financial And Business Services
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Office Location for John W. Bickel, II

4815 St. Johns Dr
Dallas, TX 75205

Phone: 214-537-8100

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Last Updated: 12/24/2018

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