John C. (Jack) Zinda
Founder / CEO / Lead Trial Lawyer
Jack Zinda is the founder and lead trial attorney of Zinda Law Group, a nationwide personal injury law firm. 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 prestigious law organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 40 Under 40, 2012, 2013, and 2019), 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, 2011-2012, 2014-2021) 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.
- Super Lawyers, 2022, 2023
- Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star: 2009, 2011-2012, 2014 – 2021
- 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, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers (2016 – 2020)
- The National Trial Lawyers’ Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10, State of Texas (2016 – 2021)
- The National Trial Lawyers’ National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, State of Texas (2017 – 2021)
- The National Trial Lawyers’ National Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, State of Texas (2019 – 2020)
- The National Trial Lawyers’ National Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, State of Texas (2017-2020)
- Lawyers of Distinction (2019 – 2020)
- Supreme Court of Texas
- State Bar of Arizona
- State Bar of Colorado
- State Bar of New Mexico
- 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
- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2017-2023
- Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Bar Association
- Austin Bar Association
- Williamson County Bar Association
- El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association
- Young Presidents Organization
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.
- 10 Tactics for Handling Trucking Cases – Hays County Bar Association, 2021
- Baylor University School of Law, J.D.
- Southwestern University
“There ARE Some Really Honest, Helpful Lawyers!”
“Zinda Law Group fought hard for me after a car accident left me with a crushed hip that had to be replaced and left me immobile for a year! My Lawyers and Paralegals showed a constant level of professionalism above and beyond what was expected. I can and will recommend the Zinda Law Firm without hesitation, they delivered Big Time! 5 stars, A+!”
– Former Client
“Caring And Passionate There For The Tears And Heartache”
“Over the past 3 years, Jack and the staff of Zinda Law Group, became part of my family and my life. The care and passion that they showed (expressed) to me and my husband was like no other. Jack was an attorney that was there for the tears and heartache. Jack always had a positive word or expression and Jenni his paralegal is a God Send.”
– Former Client
“My Experience with Jack was Amazing!”
“My experience with Jack Zinda was amazing! He and his staff kept me informed about dealing with the insurance company for the other driver- I would have been at a loss to do it myself. Right through to the settlement of my case, I felt I had the advice I needed to make good decisions. There was more than 100% effort made on my behalf. I hope I am never in another accident, but if it happens again – I wouldn’t go anywhere else and I recommend them to others. I can’t even say how I appreciate their help.”
– Former Client