John Key is a fourth generation attorney, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. "From the time I was a little boy I knew I wanted to practice law. During the summers Dad would take me to court with him and I would watch in amazement as he preached to the juries like an old Southern tent-preacher."
John started trying cases the first week he was licensed by the State Bar. "I have to admit, standing in front of my first jury was the most frightening thing I'd ever done, but when the jury came back with a verdict in favor of my client, I was hooked."
"I believe that no matter how guilty somebody is, everyone should have at least one person on their side. One person to stand up and speak for them. I also believe that people who are injured by someone else's negligence deserves to be fairly compensated for their injuries. People complain about jury awards being excessive. Have you ever looked into the eyes of a man who is paralyzed from the neck down because an 18-wheeler ran a red light? I have."
John Key graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1997.