History of the Firm

John Albritton History

When John Albritton graduated from Baylor University School of Law, took and passed the Bar exam, he came to live his dream of a private law practice representing individuals. When he opened his first office at 1500 Jackson Street in downtown Dallas, quite a distance from his earlier intended Christian ministry, he had no idea he had started a family tradition in the law.

Although he was rendering services in a general law practice, he soon came to be recognized as accomplished in representing workers who were injured on the job, and thus began a distinguished career in the field of Workers’ Compensation law. He shepherded many cases through the system and witnessed the demise of the system as we knew it in the 1990s, with the political popularity of “tort reform”. Since 1985 he has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. He continues to represent individuals with serious injuries and/or death case beneficiaries, as well as frequently assisting in resolving conflict with his growing mediation practice.

John’s wife, Gayle Miller Albritton, after a stint with Price Waterhouse & Co. as a tax accountant, joined him in the practice. Thus was born the official Albritton & Albritton law firm. Gayle’s primary practice has been in family and probate matters and since the late 1980s has mediated lawsuits ranging from Trespass To Try Title to complex child custody matters. Her love of property law came from her lay employment in the oil and gas field and examining abstracts. She distinguished herself and received awards in related areas while in law school. Gayle is a well-known volunteer in the community and has devoted countless hours, on behalf of the family, to community improvement efforts. She is now retired from the active practice of law.

Both children practiced with the family firm for brief periods in their careers and for a time the firm name became Albritton-Eaker. Eric has distinguished himself in his own private practice in Longview, Texas, and Amy is a Vice President of J.P. Morgan Chase in the non-profit and charitable trust areas with offices in Dallas.

Although the Albritton Law Firm is owned and operated by Eric Miller Albritton, in Longview, Texas, the Albritton law firm, i.e. Albritton & Albritton, was forged the day Gayle drove onto the Baylor campus, determined to reach potential, and met John, a recently mustered out Airman First Class, seeking to be credentialed to minister legal justice. .

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