John Husted joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2007. John’s practice includes representation of public and private entities in general areas and in litigation, with a focus on civil rights and employment litigation, contract disputes, school law, and appellate advocacy.

John earned an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Dallas. Before becoming an attorney, he was a high school teacher and coach.

  • Representative Cases/Reported CasesOpen or Close

    Morgan v. Braswell, No. 4:12-CV-290, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 115121 (E.D. Tex. August 15, 2013) (prevailed on summary judgment in equal Pay Act Claim).

    Berkman v. City of Keene, 311 S.W.3d 523 (Tex. App. – Waco 2009, pet. denied) (dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because contract for provision of city utilities did not fall within the limited waiver of governmental immunity for contracts).

    Emanuel v. Bastrop Independent School District, 591 Fed. Appx. 302 (5th Cir. 2015) (school counselor’s appeal of the lower court’s dismissal of her race discrimination and retaliation claims against the school district dismissed for failing to make cognizable legal argument).

  • Court AdmittancesOpen or Close

    State Bar of Texas

    United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

    United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

  • Bar AdmissionsOpen or Close

    State Bar of Texas

  • EducationOpen or Close

    Ave Maria School of Law (J.D.)

    University of Dallas (B.A.)

  • Professional AffiliationsOpen or Close

    Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C.

    St. Thomas More Society

  • Recent PresentationsOpen or Close

    2014 State Bar Government Law Boot Camp
    “Basics of Qualified Immunity,” the State Bar Government Law Boot Camp, July 2014 (sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Government Law Section) (coauthor).

    2014 Bill of Rights Course: Litigating the Constitution
    “Criminal Law Update,” Bill of Rights Course: Litigating the Constitution, May 2014 (sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section) (coauthor).

    2014 State Bar Government Law Boot Camp
    “Texas Whistleblower Act Update,” the State Bar Government Law Boot Camp, July, 2014 (sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Government Law Section) (coauthor).

    2012 State Bar of Texas Government Law Boot Camp
    “The Basics of Qualified Immunity,” State Bar of Texas Government Law Boot Camp, 2012 (coauthor).

    2012 Suing and Defending Governmental Entities
    “Religion in the Public Square,” Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, July 2012 (coauthor).

    2012 Bill of Rights 2012: Litigating the Constitution
    “Lawsuits Against the Government,” Bill of Rights 2012: Litigating the Constitution, May, 2012 (coauthor) (sponsored by the State Bar of Texas).

    2012 Terrell Independent School District
    “Social Media Issues – Virtual Friends/Real Problems in Schools.” Coauthored and Co-presented at Terrell Independent School District. (April 2, 2012).

    2011 Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course
    “Immunity for Individuals,” Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, July, 2011. (coauthor).

    2010 FHMBK’s Ninth Annual Texas Legal Update
    “Hot Topics in Constitutional, Civil Rights and Local Government Law,” FHMBK’s Ninth Annual Texas Legal Update, November, 2010 (coauthor).

    2010 State Bar of Texas Bill of Rights Course
    “Pre-Suit and Pre-Trial Discovery in Government Litigation.” Coauthored with Joshua A. Skinner, Esq. for presentation at the State Bar of Texas Bill of Rights Course (May, 2010).

    2010 State Bar of Texas Bill of Rights Course
    “Immunity for Public Officials.” Coauthored with Thomas P. Brandt, Esq. and Joshua A. Skinner, Esq. For Presentation at the State Bar of Texas Bill of Rights Course by Joshua A. Skinner, Esq. (May, 2010).

    2010 Ninth Annual Texas Legal Update
    “Hot Topics in Constitutional, Civil Rights and Local Government Law.” Authored and presented at the Ninth Annual Texas Legal Update, sponsored by FHMBK. (November, 2010).

    2008, 2009, and 2010 State Bar of Texas Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Conferences
    “ABC’s of Qualified and Official Immunity” Coauthored with Thomas P. Brandt, Esq. and Joshua A. Skinner, Esq. Presented at the State Bar of Texas Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Conferences by Thomas P. Brandt, Esq.

    2008, 2009 and 2010 State Bar of Texas Annual Meetings
    “Lawsuits Against the Government” Coauthored with Thomas P. Brandt, Esq. and Joshua A. Skinner, Esq. Presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meetings by Thomas P. Brandt, Esq.

    2008 Seventh Annual Texas Legal Update
    “Hot Topics in Constitutional and Employment Law” Coauthored with Thomas P. Brandt, Esq. Presented at the Seventh Annual Texas Legal Update (November 13, 2008).

    2009 Eighth Annual Texas Legal Update
    “Hot Topics in Constitutional, Civil Rights, and Local Government Law.” Authored and presented at the Eighth Annual Texas Legal Update, sponsored by FHMBK. (November, 2009).

  • Honors & AwardsOpen or Close

    Texas Rising Stars, 2010, Thomson Reuters