John C. Zinda

Zinda Law Group - North Austin
Zinda Law Group - North Austin
8834 N. Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 304, Austin, TX 78759 United States


Jack Zinda is the founder and lead trial attorney of Zinda Law Group. He focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, gas explosions, and other complex litigation.

Jack has served as lead counsel on numerous wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. These have typically been against dangerous truck drivers, drunk drivers, corporations that manufacture dangerous products, and employers who have created unsafe work environments.

As a trial attorney, Jack takes tremendous pride in giving a voice to people and families who need help battling powerful adversaries. He also knows the importance of communicating with his clients. He ensures that they are regularly kept up to date on the progress of their case and that their needs are always put first.

Jack has been recognized nationally by such prestigious law organizations as the National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 40 Under 40, 2012 & 2013), the highest designation from online law directory AVVO Corporation (“Superb” rating for 2012-2016), Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation (Texas Rising Star for 2009, 2011-2019) and is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

A native Texan, Jack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and political science from Southwestern University, where he distinguished himself as president of the Interfraternal Council and as a member of the Student Congress, the Student Judiciary, Phi Delta Theta, and the Pirates basketball team.

Jack went on to earn his juris doctorate from the prestigious Baylor University School of Law, which is perennially ranked as one of the top law schools for trial advocacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. While there, he was one of the finalists in the Bob and Karen Wortham Practice Court Competition.

Over the years, Jack has earned a reputation as a thought leader in the legal industry, and he has been featured as a speaker by the Brain Injury Association of Texas, the Williamson County Bar Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Jack has also benefited his professional community as president of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, as a member of the board of directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and as a member of the American Association for Justice, the Texas Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association, and WCBA.

In all his endeavors, Jack is blessed with the love and encouragement of his wife, Melissa, and he takes tremendous pride in their two sons.


Baylor University School of Law, J.D.

Southwestern University

Practice Areas:

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Wrongful Deaths

18-Wheeler Accidents

Gas Explosions

Oilfield Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Automobile Accidents

Dog Bite

Premises Liability

Burn Injury

Defective Products

Professional Licenses:

Supreme Court of Texas

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of Colorado

State Bar of New Mexico

Professional Memberships

American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), Board of Advocates Chair, Board of Directors Member

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association (CATLA), President 2015-2016, Executive Committee Member

American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

American Association for Justice Brain Injury Litigation Group

Trial Advocates College of Texas

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Texas Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Williamson County Bar Association

El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Awards:

Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Texas, National Trial Lawyers Assoc: 2012 – 2013

Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation, Texas Rising Star: 2009, 2011 – 2020

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member

The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas, 2015 - 2017 & 2020

10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016

Clients Choice Award, AVVO Corporation: 2013-2016

The National Trial Lawyers' Trucking Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10, State of Texas (2016 & 2019)

The National Trial Lawyers' National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association - Top 25, State of Texas (2016 & 2019)

The National Trial Lawyers' National Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association - Top 25, State of Texas (2019)

The National Trial Lawyers' National Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association - Top 25, State of Texas (2019)

Publications & Presentations

Ridesharing: Insurance Issues - University of Texas Car Crash Seminar, 2019

Law Firm Systems - TTLA, 2019

Investigations: Tactics and Techniques That Can Make or Break Your Case - CATLA, 2019

Handling your First Wrongful Death Case - Williamson County Bar, 2018

How to Calculate Damages for Wrongful Death Claims - ProLaw CLE, 2018

Common Legal Issues Facing People with T.B.I. – Brain Injury Association of Texas – 24th Annual Conference

Texas Automobile Insurance Policy – Williamson County Bar Association – SPRING CLE, 2010

Common Legal Issues for persons with Brain Injuries – Brain Injury of Texas Annual Meeting – 2011

Speaker’s Bureau – Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

  • Jack was featured on episode 26 of the Trial Lawyer Nation Podcast hosted by Michael Cowen.
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