John Alan Goren

John Alan Goren

  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Texas
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Summary

I handle all types of civil appeals and assist solo and small firm trial counsel with their cases doing briefing, preparation of the jury charge, motions and motions for summary judgment, and motions for new trial. I have orally argued cases before half of the Courts of Appeal in Texas as well as both the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals. Having graduated from the Wharton Business School, my business background is often helpful in my appeal of cases. I like to work with trial counsel in developing the appellate issues and strategy and prefer to receive cases by referral from trial counsel. Since I only handle appeals, I do not accept other work for the referred client.

Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Professional Experience
Attorney-Adviser
Securities Exchange Commission
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Division of Corporation Finance; was responsible for small issues, tender offers, overseeing registration statements, proxy statements and other filings by public companies
Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1974)
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Honors: graduated Cum Laude
Activities: Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review; Moot Court Board
University of Pennsylvania
B.S. | Business
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B.S. in Economics, Wharton Business School
Honors: William I. Mirkil Real Estate Thesis Award
Awards
Section Recognition Award
Dallas Bar Association
most outstanding Section Chair
Section Recognition Award
Dallas Bar Association
most outstanding Section Chair for Solo & Small Firm Section
Presidential Citation
Dallas Bar Association
for outstanding service and commitment to the Memorial & History Committee and to renovation of the Belo Mansion
JoAnna Moreland Best Committee Chair Award
Dallas Bar Association
for outstanding service as the Chair of the House Committee, which oversees maintenance and historical renovation of the Belo Mansion, the DBA's headquarters which is on the National and State historical registers
Section Recognition Award
Dallas Bar Association
recognized as the best section and best section chair that year, founding the Appellate Law Section
Professional Associations
Plano Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: President, 1995, the year in which the Plano Bar Association won Best Bar in its division from the State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Founder and Chair, Appellate Law Section, 1990; Chair, Dallas Court of Appeals Centennial Celebration Committee, 1991; Chair, House Committee, 2001 (Member, 1989-Current); Chair, Memorial & History Committee, 2004, 2010, 2011; Chair, Solo & Small Firm Section, 2011; Secretary-Treasurer, 2013
Texas State Bar # 08214300
Member
- Current
Activities: Member, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1995-2001
Certifications
Civil Appellate Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
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Contact & Map
11334 Park Central Place
Suite D
Dallas, TX 75230
USA
Telephone: (214) 739-3216