John R.W. Cracken

John R.W. Cracken

The Cracken Law Firm PC
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Mr. Cracken represents individuals and businesses in the prosecution of class actions, mass actions, and related multidistrict litigation (MDLs). He serves as coordinating counsel, often responsible for (1) evaluating his client's options, (2) recruiting a team of law firms to jointly represent his client in the prosecution of his client's individual or representative claims, and (3) coordinating the related litigation from start to finish. Further, Mr. Cracken often takes a leadership role with defense counsel, the court, and/or the neutrals in negotiating the structure and terms of the eventual resolution of his client's claims. Most recently, he served as coordinating counsel in the joint representation of his clients in the prosecution of (1) state and federal court class actions by consumers to recover usurious overdraft fees paid in connection with use of their POS/debit and ATM cards, (2) state court mass actions by consumers to recover their damages resulting from negligent misrepresentations made by former directors, officers, and employees in connection with the sale of general-aviation jet aircraft, (3) approximately 70,000 individual state court actions by consumers to recover statutory damages as a result of the misuse of their private credit information, and (4) other civil actions. He has served as coordinating counsel in actions pending in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas.

Practice Area
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
The Cracken Law Firm PC
- Current
University of Texas - Austin
Honors: Intramural competition: 1st Place, Best Advocate, Best Brief, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition; Finalist, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition. National competition: National Champion, AAJ Mock Trial Competition; Member, National Moot Court Team. Member, Order of the Barrister.
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University of Texas - Austin
Honors: Member, Tau Beta Pi. President, Phi Eta Sigma. Goodfellow Award, Cactus Yearbook.
Activities: Service organizations: Member, Texas Wranglers; Board member, University Co-op.
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AV Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell). Top Rated Lawyers, Mass Tort Litigation (Corporation Counsel and The American Lawyer).
Also, AV Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell) in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997).
Professional Associations
Watts Guerra Craft LLP (San Antonio, Texas).
Of Counsel
- Current
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Contact & Map
12200 Stemmons Freeway
Ste. 100
Dallas, TX 75234
Telephone: (972) 888-8147
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