John L. Engvall, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Engvall & York, LLP
1811 Bering, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-787-6700
Fax: 713-787-0070
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%), Construction Litigation: Business (40%), Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

A graduate of Baylor University, John Engvall has been seeking justice for his clients in the areas of personal injury defense, construction litigation and insurance coverage. Since his graduation in 1992, he has been serving clients in the Houston, Texas, area.

In 2006, Mr. Engvall was nominated and elected to the Texas Bar Foundation. He has been named Litigator of the Week by the Texas Lawyer Magazine and was named a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum. H Magazine has also named him Top Lawyer. Since starting his own firm in 1998, John Engvall has successfully tried three brain injury cases before a jury and has experience defending against high dollar litigation cases. His knowledge and experience of both sides of the litigation process has solidified his reputation for excellence both inside the state of Texas and in other states.

John Engvall is a requested speaker on the subject of defending truck accident litigation, and he is known for his unique knowledge of defending against such types of legal action. Mr. Engvall treats every client with respect and dignity, from small cases to multimillion-dollar litigation cases. He will prepare every case as if he will be taking it to court and has extensive experience in real estate and construction disputes, contractual disputes and severe injury cases.

Mr. Engvall's dedicated representation, along with his quality experience, makes him a serious force on behalf of his clients, both in the courtroom and in arbitration or settlement agreements. He continues to dedicate his practice to serving residents in Houston and working for their best interests.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 40%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Insurance Coverage


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About John L. Engvall, Jr.

Admitted: 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, "Defending Trucking Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers", The DRI Trucking Law Committee, June 6-7, 2013

Representative Clients

  • Lamar  Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., S.W.3d -, 2007 W.L. 2459193, Tex., 2007
  • Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Daneshjou Company, Inc., 210 Fed.Appx. 374, 5th Cir., 2006
  • Celanese Ltd. v. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., 75 S.W.3d 593, Tex.App.-Texarkana 2002, pet. denied
  • U.S. Rentals, Inc. v. Mundy Service, Corp., 901 S.W.2d 789, Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1995, no writ

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Texas


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • H Magazine's Top Lawyers list
  • Litigator of the Week by Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • Legal Professionalism Award, Baylor Law School, 1991

Educational Background

  • Baylor University, B.B.A., 1989
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Office Location for John L. Engvall, Jr.

1811 Bering
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77057

Phone: 713-787-6700

Fax: 713-787-0070

Last Updated: 3/8/2019

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