John Faubion is a civil trial lawyer specializing in the areas of professional liability and commercial litigation. He serves as lead counsel for hospital systems and physicians defending cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death where his clients face multimillion-dollar exposure. As an extension of his medical malpractice work, John helps his clients with related issues including: premises liability, medical device/products liability, negligent credentialing, employment issues, and more. John also serves as lead counsel and outside general counsel to commercial clients. In this role, he prosecutes and defends cases involving breach of contract, fraud, defamation, and more. John’s peers have recognized him as a Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Legal every year since 2020.
John practices in state and federal courts throughout Texas and New Mexico. He has appeared in other jurisdictions pro hac vice to defend unique or high value cases. He also maintains an active administrative practice representing physicians before the Texas Medical Board. John regularly advises both corporate and individual clients on risk management strategies, pre-suit investigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
John was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After practicing in the firm’s Dallas office for five years, he helped launch the firm’s Austin, Texas office in 2018. John’s free time is spent with his wife trying to keep pace with their two young children. John enjoys getting outside whenever possible and may be found with a fishing rod in his hand, hiking a trail, or supporting Texas Longhorn athletics.
New Mexico, 2023
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2014
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2020-present)
International Law Review Association (2012-2014)
Managing Editor, International Law Review, (2013-2014)
William J. Rochelle Jr. Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Austin Bar Association
Austin Association of Young Lawyers
State Bar of Texas
In re North Cypress: An Update on Discovery of Hospital Reimbursement Information, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, June 2021.
Use of The Texas Citizen’s Participation Act to Dismiss Responsive Pleadings, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, June 2020.
Vicarious Liability Pleadings and the Chapter 74 Expert Report Requirement for Health Care Liability Claims, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, June 2019.
Rarely Used But Extremely Useful: The Texas Turnover Statute, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, June 2018.
Who is a “Property Owner” Under Chapter 95, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, April 2017.
Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees for Breach of Contract in Texas, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, November 2015.
Contributing author, John A. Scully, Litigating Emergency Care Under Section 74.153, STATE BAR OF TEXAS (2015).
Could Fitbits Become Expert Witnesses in the Courtroom?, Cooper & Scully Newsletter, September 2015.
Reevaluating Drug Policy: Uruguay's Efforts to Reform Marijuana Laws, 19 L. & BUS. REV. AM. 383 (2013).