A native Texan, J. K. Ivey earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his education at the University of Texas School of Law in 1985, where he was named to the Board of Advocates and Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity. J. K. has devoted his career to representing the victims of negligence and their families with several prominent Texas firms. He has recovered millions for his clients, including verdicts and settlements against some of the largest corporations in America. In 1994, J. K. was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
A published author, and frequent lecturer, J. K. served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation. In 2001, he was given the DTLA's highest honor, the Atticus Finch Award, for "preserving justice for all." J. K. has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, for legal skills and ethics. He is rated "10" or superb by the online lawyer service Avvo.
J. K. is active in the San Antonio, Dallas, Texas, and American Trial Lawyers Associations. He chaired a Dallas Bar Association subcommittee. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives.
Member in Good Standing
Texas Supreme Court, 1986
United States Courts of Appeals: Fifth Circuit, 1987 Eleventh Circuit, 1987
United States District Courts: Northern District of Texas, 1986 Eastern District of Arkansas, 1987 Eastern District of Texas, 1988 Southern District of Texas, 1989 Western District of Texas, 1989 District of Minnesota, 1990