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John M Pickett


John M. Pickett, born Rayville, Louisiana, April 23, 1958; admitted to bar, 1986, Arkansas; 1990, Texas; U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eighth Circuits; U. S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U. S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Education: University of Louisiana -Monroe (B.A., cum laude, 1980); University of Arkansas-Little Rock (J.D., 1986). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pulaski and Miller Counties, Arkansas, 1986-1988.  City Prosecutor, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1988-1992. Member: Texarkana, Southwest Arkansas, Northeast Texas, Arkansas and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit; Bar Association for the Eastern District of Texas; Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  Life Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation; Arkansas Bar Foundation. Board Certified, Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Local Trial Counsel for: AAF McQuay, Inc.; AOL Time Warner; AT&T Corporation; Albertson’s, Inc.; AmeriSource Corporation; Airbus; Applied Concepts; Inc.; Apex Tool Group; Aston Martin; AT&T Mobility Downunder; B.A.T Industries, P.L.C.; BankOne Corporation; Bearing Point (f/k/a KPMG Consulting, Inc.); Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.; Bold, Inc.; Cape Systems, Inc.; Carlisle Company, Inc.; Chevron, Inc.; Chiaro, Ltd.; Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.; Commercial Bancshares, Inc.; Cooper Tire & Rubber Company; Cooper Tools; Computer Science Corporation; Diageo North America, Inc.; Discount Tire, Inc.; Dynamic Enterprises, Inc.; Echo Star Communications Corporation; EKA; Exxon Chemical Americas; First Data Corp.; First Health; Foodler LLC; Fotomedia; Gateway, Inc.; Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Graco Children’s Products; The Gillette Company; Giftports, Inc.; GoWaiter Business Holdings LLC; HealthTrust, Inc.; Hill Rom; IDT Corp; Interthinx; International Paper Company; J. Crew Group; Kohls Corporation; LG; Level 3 Communications, L.L.C.; Linear Technology Corporation; LTI Transportation; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; Mazda; Medtronic, AVE; Medtronic, Inc.; MGI Software; Michelin North America; Mitsubishi Motors, Monsanto; Motorola; Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; MS Intergate; National Fire Protection Association; National Medical Enterprises, Inc.; NC Soft; Nissan North America; Occidental Petroleum; Owens-Illinois; Patex International; Photobucket.com Inc; Pitney Bowes; Qualcom, Inc.; R.E.O.M.I.E., b.v.; Rocky Mountain Holdings, L.L.C.; Rocky Mountain Helicopters, Inc.; Roxio, Inc.; Sanyo North America Corp.; SmithKline Beacham Corp.; ST Microelectronics, Inc.; Tessera, Inc.; Transmit Mix Concrete & Materials Company; Tsudakoma Corp.; Tyco International (U.S.), Inc.; Tyco Healthcare Group. L.P.; Tyco Integrated Security LLC; Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.; U.S.F. Dugan, Inc.; Valley Forge Insurance Co.; AOL Time Warner Music Group; Pilgrim’s Pride; Georgia Pacific; SBC Communications; Symbol Technologies; nVidia Corp.; IBM Corp.; EchoStar Communciations; Cabela’s Inc.; Zenith Corp.; PNY Technologies; Lotus Technology; ASICS America Corp.; SAP AG; Verizon; AOL LLC; AOL Music Now; CBS Corporation; Napster; News Corporation; Verizon Charter; Verizon Centre; WowWee Group; Qwest; Samsung; SAP; Suntrust; Tekcore; Toshiba and Viacom Inc.

Over the last twenty years, John Pickett has participated in both the prosecution and defense of some of the most important complex commercial, intellectual property, and class action cases brought in the State and Federal Courts of the United States. The Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas, and more specifically the Texarkana, Tyler, and Marshall Divisions, have been a “hot bed” of commercial litigation, class action cases, and intellectual property activity. Presently presiding over cases in these divisions are United States District Judges Rodney Gilstrap, Leonard Davis, Robert “Trey” Schroeder, and Susan Hickey. These judges are considered to be premiere jurists in the area of complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, as well as class action lawsuits. John Pickett has been fortunate to provide both local trial counsel and lead trial counsel services to his clients in a number of complex cases in these courts and welcomes the opportunity to act as local counsel in any case filed in the Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas, as well as being willing and able to take more substantive roles in any case in which he is retained.

John M. Pickett
Texas State Bar No. 15980320
Arkansas State Bar No. 86142
email: jpickett@jpickettlaw.com
email: jpickett@youngpickettlaw.com
Legal Assistant: Misti McLelland
email: mmclelland@jpickettlaw.com
email: mmclelland@youngpickettlaw.com
Telephone: (903) 794-1303
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