Jack E. McGehee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Houston, TX

McGehee, Chang, Landgraf
 | 10370 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: 713-864-4000
Fax: 713-868-9393
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at McGehee, Chang, Landgraf, Jack E. McGehee focuses his practice on birth injuries and other acts of negligence. From the firm's office in Houston, Texas, he provides representation to clients throughout the state and in New Mexico. Admitted to practice in Texas since 1980, Mr. McGehee is also admitted to practice in New Mexico as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A significant portion of Mr. McGehee's client base consists of families who have seen their newborns suffer devastating injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of health care professionals or facilities. Mr. McGehee has tried more than 300 cases to verdict during his distinguished career, including cases related to facial paralysis, brachial plexus and brain injuries, fractured collarbones, and forceps marks. Some of these injuries have been the result of a failure to perform an emergency C-section.

Mr. McGehee has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients through both jury awards and negotiated settlements, and he has pledged the profits that he has received from the law firm to a nonprofit organization. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has delivered numerous presentations on topics related to his practice area, and he is a published author as well. Mr. McGehee's professional memberships have included the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

*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 - Medical Malpractice (60%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury


Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Jack McGehee

Admitted: 1980, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://lawtx.com/our-team/jack-mcgehee/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist (4/92)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys as a Diplomate (12/90)
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law (1/89)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Chair, PJC committee Volume III (7/17 to 7/18) Vice Chair Pattern Jury Charges Vo. III committee (5/08 to 7/17)Pattern Jury Charges Vol. III Committee (1/18/94 – present)Personal Injury Trial Manual Committee (8/94 – 2002)Vice Chair, CLE Committee (2001)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (3/00 – present)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Vice President (6/2010—6/2012), Board of Governors (12/18/93‑present), Examiner: Board Certifying Examination
  • Director, Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association (9/92‑present), Executive Committee member (1/94-1/99), Membership Chair (1998), Chairman, Legislative Committee (1/96-1/97), Chairman, CLE Committee (9/93‑1/96 and 1/00-1/01), Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Vice President, Houston Medical Legal Society (11/96 –1/99)
  • President, Houston Medical Legal Society (9/92‑10/94)
  • President, Texas Medical Legal Society (10/94‑10/96)
  • President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Association (11/96-9/97)
  • Vice President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Association (9/92‑9/95)
  • President, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Foundation (10/97-10/98)
  • First Vice President, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (2006 to 2010)
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (9/00-present)
  • President, National Board of Trial Advocacy (7/16-11/18)
  • President Elect, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1/01-1/02)
  • President, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1/02 – 1/03)
  • President Elect, National Board of Trial Advocacy (7/13-7/16)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation 1-2006
  • Founding Director, Houston Trial Lawyers’ Foundation (12/92)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law School, Houston, Texas Civil Trial Advocacy (12/90-12/01)
  • The Plaintiff’s Case: From Voir Dire to Verdict
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Trial Diplomacy Journal Special Edition, and The Texas Evidence Reporter
  • Visiting Professor, Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia Annual Trial Techniques Institute (5/92-2001)
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Office Location for Jack E. McGehee

10370 Richmond Avenue
Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77042

Phone: 713-864-4000

Fax: 713-868-9393

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Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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