John W. Proctor

Managing Partner, Fort Worth Texas

John W. Proctor

Managing Partner, Fort Worth Office

T: (817) 332-1391  |  F: (817) 870-2427  |  E:  |  V-Card

John W. Proctor is the Managing Partner of Brown, Proctor & Howell, LLP. He has more than 35 years of experience in civil trial and personal injury trial law. In addition to representing clients in commercial disputes, Mr. Proctor has been board certified in civil trial law since 1990 and represents railroad and aircraft manufacturers in difficult and often emotionally charged personal injury and wrongful death litigation and consistently obtains successful results for his clients.

Since 2002, he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, every year since 2003 when the designation first was created. He has been listed by Best Lawyers in America as the top lawyer in personal injury and railroad defense in the Dallas-Fort Worth area each year since 2014.  He is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Proctor is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He is also a frequent speaker at CLE seminars in Texas and around the U.S. and Canada.

Areas of Practice

Civil Trial Law
Railroad Law
Aviation Law
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Defense


Baylor University School of Law
Waco, Texas
J.D. Cum Laude, 1983

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
B.A. – English and History
Magna Cum Laude, 1980

Bar Admission

Texas, 1983
Oklahoma, 2020
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. District Court:
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas

Please feel free to contact us at (817) 332-1391 in Fort Worth or Houston to discuss your legal needs.

Brown, Proctor & Howell, LLP, a  law firm concentrating on highly complex litigation and negotiation, originated in 1922 with the partnership of two prominent north Texas attorneys, Jesse M. Brown and Sidney Samuels.  Today our lawyers handle multi-million dollar cases from our offices in Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin Texas. For more than 90 years, we have provided clients with the highest level of expertise and professionalism. All named partners are rated  as  AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence awarded by their legal peers, as established through the 2012 Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.™