Meet John Spjut

John is a lifelong Houstonian, and received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Houston. He and his wife Diane have three lovely children: Sam (24), Melanie (23), and Emily (18). Together they are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

EDUCATION

  • University of Houston, B.A., 1993
  • University of Houston, Bates College of Law, J.D., 1995

 EXPERIENCE

  • Licensed to practice law, 1995
  • Licensed to practice law in federal court, 1996
  • Primary area of practice, general litigation, 1995 – present
    • Trial experience: Thousands of contested matters including motions, bench trials and jury trials.
  • Retired Houston Police Department Office, Master Patrolman, 1978 – 2006
    • Worked undercover in the Narcotics Division, Gang Task Force, Chief of FAST Team Nuisance Abatement Unit (closing down high-crime nuisance properties), Legal Services attorney for the HPD Chief of Police Harold Hurtt , with a concentration in arbitration.

 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Founder, past president and board member of conservative courthouse watchdog organization, POLICE, Inc. (Peace Officers Looking Into Courthouse Excellence) 1995 – present
  • Worked in numerous judicial campaigns, 1994 – present.
  • Received numerous police commendations from Houston Police Department for significant narcotics seizures in the Houston community, among others.

 AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of State Bar of Texas
  • Member of Houston Bar Association
  • Member Knights of Columbus, 2000- present
  • Member Houston Police Department Ski Team, 1992
  • Founder, member of Houston Police Department Rugby Team, 1983

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