John R. Lively, Jr.

A native of Fort Worth, John R. Lively, Jr. practices in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, subrogation, probate law, real estate, commercial litigation, commercial transactions, civil appellate law, employment law, business and corporate law, and intellectual property. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Lively graduated from Trinity Valley School and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a degree in Physics and Economics. He received his law degree from Baylor University in 2002. After graduation from law school, he entered private practice with the firm of Brown, Pruitt, Peterson & Wambsganss. Johnathan joined his father at Lively & Associates in May 2008. He was named a Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly, 2011, 2010, & 2009. Johnathan is married.


  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, J.D., 2002 Vice President Student Bar Association Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Farmville, Virginia, B.S., 1998 Physics and Economics with a concentration in Mathematics
  • Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, Texas, 1994

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property

Reported Cases

  • Brinson Ford, Inc. v. Alger, 228 S.W. 3d 161 (Tex. 2007)
  • Alger v. Brinson Ford, Inc., 169 S.W. 3d 340 (Tex.App.- Waco, 2005)

Recognitions and Achievements

  • Voted one of Tarrant County’s Best Attorneys — Fort Worth, Texas: The City's Magazine, 2011
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly, 2011, 2010, & 2009
  • Briefing Attorney – Fifth Court of Appeals (2001, Justice David F. Farris)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Fort Worth Arts Council, Affair of the Arts Committee
  • Modern Art Museum – Fort Worth, The Modern Contemporaries Steering Committee
  • Kimball Art Museum, Cosmopolitan Committee

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas Supreme Court, 2002
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2002
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002