John H. “Jack” Stibbs, Jr. | Partner

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Owner Disputes
Private Equity

Biography

Jack has been practicing law for over 40 years, having experience as an international negotiator, commercial litigator, in-house counsel, mediator and arbitrator. He is dedicated to his profession and finding business solutions for his clients. He is a fierce advocate, an accomplished attorney, and is the founding partner of one of the top business law firms in the greater Houston area. Jack practices business law, covering a wide variety of both domestic and international corporate and business law related matters. Jack’s breadth of knowledge is a highly valued asset for his clients.

His interests outside of the workplace define the man behind this successful law firm. He is passionate about fly fishing and hiking, appreciates poetry and fine wine and adores his family. Jack is an encouraging and supportive leader and enjoys spending time with his team members outside of conference rooms and meetings. He is committed to the community he proudly serves and the causes he believes in, such as raising awareness and finding a cure for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH).

Education

Education

+ J.D., Tulane University, School of Law,
1976
+ B.A., University of the South,
1973
Admissions

Admissions

+ State Bar of Texas
+ State Bar of Louisiana
+ U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
+ U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
+ U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
+ U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
+ U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
+ U.S. Supreme Court
+ College of the State Bar of Texas (2001)
Experience

Professional Experience

+ 2018 - Present -
Stibbs & Co., P.C. - Partner
+ 2003 – 2018 -
Stibbs & Co., P.C. - Managing Shareholder
+ 2001 – 2003 -
Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. – Equity Shareholder
+ 1985 – 2001 -
Stibbs & Burbach, P.C. – Founder and Managing Partner
+ 1981 – 1985 -
Skytop Brewster Co. (division of Consolidated Gold Fields, P.L.C.) – Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
+ 1978 – 1981 -
J. Ray McDermott, Inc. – International Counsel
+ 1976 – 1978 -
Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre – Maritime Attorney
Involvement

Involvement

+ Economic Development Partnership of Montgomery County - Honorary Chairman, 2019
+ San Jacinto River Authority - Board of Directors, 2004-2011
+ Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Chairman, 2004-2006
+ Association for Corporate Growth - Founder Local Committee, 2002
+ Amegy Bank - Advisory Board Member, 1999-2005
+ South Montgomery County YMCA - Board of Directors, 1997
+ The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce - Chairman, 1995-1996
+ The Woodlands Rotary Club - Director, 1990-1995
+ K-Life of The Woodlands Christian Youth Ministry - Board, 2009
Memberships

Memberships

+ Montgomery County Bar Association
+ The Woodlands Bar Association
+ Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, 1985-2005
+ Certified Mediator – University of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
Awards

Recognitions

Small Business of the Year, Business and Industry Council, 1996, Lone Star College System, Small Business Advisory Council
“Super Lawyer”, 2003 and 2004 Energy Law, Law and Politics Magazine
“Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers (SM) Award” for business planning, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Texas Monthly Magazine
Service of Excellence Award – Youth, 2010, Interfaith of The Woodlands
Who’s Who in Energy, 2011, Houston Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal and Denver Business Journal
Voted “Best Attorney – The Woodlands” 2013, Readers Choice, Living Magazine
Top Lawyers of Houston, 2014, H Texas Magazine
Pathfinders Award, 2014, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Good Scout Award – Tall Timbers District, 2017, Boy Scouts of America