John D. Exline

An experienced legal professional can help you obtain satisfaction, fair compensation and other results you desire. In Texas, people turn to Attorney John D. Exline for compassionate legal assistance and guidance with Personal Injury and Business Litigation legal issues.

John D. Exline, Attorney

During his 35-year career dedicated to working with people facing legal challenges, Attorney John D. Exline has helped clients get desired results in cases of Personal Injury, Business Litigation and Probate Litigation. Licensed to practice law in Texas since 1980, John serves people from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex areas, north Texas and east Texas.

Education & Experience

Attorney Exline has always excelled in his career work, starting with his educational background. He graduated in 1977 from the University of Oklahoma, earning a B.A. with highest honors, and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980, John completed his pursuit of his Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor Law Degree at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

John has the extensive experience in state and federal courts in Texas that equips him for success in holding negligent wrongdoers accountable for the injuries they cause. He has represented injured victims in obtaining compensation for their injuries including wrongful death, slip and falls, auto accidents, on the job injuries, defective products, and medical malpractice. John defended a large national retail department store for ten years and several insurance companies and their insureds for twenty years in personal injury suits including wrongful death, auto accidents, slip and falls, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims, and civil rights claims. He understands how insurance companies value cases, how they make settlement decisions, and what motivates them to settle cases fairly.

John’s experience in business disputes is equally broad. He has handled a wide variety of business litigation matters from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s side, involving breach of contract, debt collection, lender liability, promissory notes, commercial and residential real estate disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, construction disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and deceptive trade practice claims, unfair competition, and others.

John has also handled probate matters and probate litigation involving wills and trusts.

John has the respect of other lawyers. He has held the highest Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell—Preeminent 5.0 out of 5—for approximately 25 years.


John Exline firmly believes in providing his clients with top quality legal services. If you want personal attention to you and your matter, retain John Exline.  You will always speak and deal directly with him, never a paralegal or secretary. He cares about  each client and works closely with each one to determine the best legal strategy to produce positive results. He limits his caseload to be able to provide this kind of focus on each client.

John believes attention to detail and thorough case preparation are the keys to a good result for the client. He knows that aggressively working from the first client interview on to win the case at trial creates the best chance of a favorable settlement or a good result at trial if the case doesn’t settle.  He also understands that a successful strategy must be cost-effective, especially with business litigation in which fee arrangements are more likely to be non-contingent.

Texas Legal Services

The primary areas of practice of Attorney John D. Exline are Personal Injury, Business Litigation, and Probate Litigation.

  • Personal Injury Law – When you are harmed due to negligent behavior by another person or company, you deserve fair compensation for related expenses and pain. These injuries can happen by accident anywhere or at work, by equipment failures, or in a deliberate attack. Discrimination and other unfair procedures can also cause personal harm.
  • Business Litigation – Businesses face many challenges, including contract fulfillment, warranty issues, internal employee or ownership conflicts. Many of these problems wind up in a courtroom for resolution.
  • Probate Litigation – Disputes involving wills and trusts can be lengthy, expensive, confusing, and like divorces and child custody disputes, damage family relationships. Having an experienced litigator on your side can help bring optimum results, reduce costs, and preserve family relationships.

To discuss your concerns about any personal injury claim, business dispute, or probate matter, contact the Law Office of John D. Exline, in Garland, TX. Call John now, at 214-663-5260.