TEXAS REGIONS & COUNTIES

MEMBER PROFILE: John J. Specia Jr.
 

John J. Specia Jr.
Plunkett & Gibson
Renaissance Plaza, Suite 1100
70 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216

Tel: (210) 734-7092
Fax: (210) 734-7092
Email: speciaj@plunkett-gibson.com
www.plunkett-gibson.com

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ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Mediation (Family)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Med-Arb
Mini Trial Judge
Special Master

 

Serving the following regions of Texas:
HOUSTON - Gulf Coast
SAN ANTONIO - Upper South
AUSTIN - Central Texas
South East Texas
Lower South Texas
Upper Rio Grande
West Texas

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
John J. Specia Jr. has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
EEOC
Engineering
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Native American
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Torts
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

John J. Specia Jr. has experience in the following areas of Family Law:
Adoption
Child Support
Custody Issues
Divorce (All Issues)
Equitable Distribution
Marital Issues
Mental Health
Paternity
Pre-Nuptial Agreements
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Please note that Judge Specia is appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Family & Protective Services, Effective December 1st 2012 and will generally be unavailable until further notice for mediations. Please call (210) 734-7092 for more details.

JOHN J. SPECIA, JR.- Judge, 225th District Court (Ret.), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Judge John Specia retired on December 31, 2006, having served since May of 1988. He is currently a Senior District Judge subject to assignment and a partner in the law firm of Plunkett & Gibson, Inc. His practice is limited to mediation, arbitration and private judging. Judge Specia's life-long dedication to public service includes work in all areas of civil and family law, juvenile programs, with a special commitment to children and the prevention of child abuse.

Judge Specia is currently assigned as Multi-District Litigation Pre-Trial Judge of the Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Humberto Litigation. As Judge of the 225th District Court, he presided over all types of cases (i.e., contract disputes, construction disputes, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, business litigation), and family law cases (i.e., divorces, custody, visitation, adoptions).

Judge Specia has extensive experience in all aspects of civil trial practice. Due to the unique Bexar County rotating docket system, on a daily basis he has presided over all types of pre-trial matters, summary judgment hearings, non-jury trials, and jury trials. These include medical malpractice cases, personal injury cases, and complex business litigation

Education:

  • St. Mary's University of Law, Juris Doctor, San Antonio, Texas - 1975
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Austin, Texas1972

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Chair - Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care
  • Chair - Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Child-Protection Case Management and Reporting
  • Board Member - National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2000-2006)
  • Board of Directors - Central Catholic Marianist High School
  • Past Member, Board of Directors - Communities in Schools
  • Past Member - Children's Advocates of San Antonio (CASA), Advisory Board
  • Past Member - Sexual Assault Resource Center, Advisory Board
  • Past President - Catholic Family and Children's Services, San Antonio Archdiocese


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Please call our office for details - (210) 734-7092


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